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U.S. Marine tries to teach reporter how to make a military-style bed
Staten Island Advance journalist Amanda Steen went to Parris Island Marine Corps bootcamp and had a drill instructor try to teach her how to make a bed or "rack" military style. (Video by Amanda Steen) Follow Amanda's new series SILive Tries on SILive.com IG: @amanda_steen
Views: 4248824 Staten Island Advance
From homeless to St. Peter's High School football star
Shakim Douglas, a high school football player with Division 1 prospects who was living in a homeless shelter and commuting four hours from the Bronx to Staten Island every day, is given a chance by a Staten Island family who offers him a place to call home. (Video by Amanda Steen)
Views: 86237 Staten Island Advance
God's Plan: College Football Recruit Amad Anderson's Inspiring Story
"It's God's plan, I believe," says Amad Anderson Sr. In 1999, Anderson was a senior football player at Hofstra University when his career was tragically cut short. Now he watches as his son, Amad Anderson Jr., follows in his footsteps as a star wide receiver at Curtis High School. With sixteen scholarship offers from different colleges, Anderson Jr. is deciding his next career move. In the above video, his father recalls his life as a player and advises his son on his new journey and expected successful career. (Video: Shira Stoll) PART TWO: 'The Commitment' -- Amad selects his university, Rutgers. https://youtu.be/U6X9-RphmOk
Views: 19136 Staten Island Advance
Life inside a community residence for the disabled
A tour of a group home for the developmentally disabled in Dongan Hills section of Staten Island. (Video by Amanda Steen)
Views: 29612 Staten Island Advance
Views and progress atop the Bayonne Bridge
Bayonne Bridge project manager shows us the progress so far and how raising the roadway is done. (Video/Anthony DePrimo)
Views: 34097 Staten Island Advance
Homemaker wins $169 million Mega Millions jackpot
Nancy Viola, a homemaker from Staten Island, has come forward to claim the $169 million Mega Millions jackpot. (Video by Amanda Steen)
Views: 67064 Staten Island Advance
'You are a coward' crying 'crocodile tears,' judge blasts man at sentencing in girlfriend's death
Jeffrey McDonald wept as he apologized to his girlfriend Alyssa Johnson's family Monday in a St. George courtroom moments before being sentenced to up to 12 years behind bars for beating Johnson to death last year in their Dongan Hills home.But Justice Mario F. Mattei wasn't impressed by the defendant's expression of sorrow, and instead, lit into him. (Video: Bill Lyons)
Views: 375624 Staten Island Advance
Epidermolysys bullosa: Daily tasks excruciating for teen with rare disease
Tasks that so many of us take for granted, like washing our face and hands or taking a shower or bath, provide excruciating pain for John Hudson Dilgen, a Staten Island teen with a rare skin disease. (Video courtesy/Joe Purdy)
Views: 8482 Staten Island Advance
An exclusive sneak peek inside the new Staten Island Mall expansion
A major milestone in the Staten Island Mall redevelopment will happen on Thursday when the public will get a chance to access areas that have been under construction for more than two years. The Advance got an exclusive sneak peek of the soon-to-be-open areas -- including a brand new wing, public plaza, front entrance, and the area that will house the "Food District -- last week. "We are ready to open the common area, and we are doing that ahead of schedule because we wanted to get the common areas open to the public. ...You'll be able to park on the parking deck and come straight into the Mall," said James Easley, senior general manager of Staten Island Mall.
Views: 19940 Staten Island Advance
Grandma vs. Sicilian pizza: Do you know the difference?
Which is which? Find out here! Just in case there was a shred of doubt remaining, rest assured that Staten Islanders know their pizza. We went out to two local pizzerias with the intention to stump you with two seemingly similar but vastly different square pies: Grandma vs. Sicilian. (Video/Jan SommaHammel)
Views: 7234 Staten Island Advance
Sand Castle King: Watch Matt Long work his beach magic
Matt Long makes his living creating fun sand sculptures, here is the one he made today. (Video by Jan Somma-Hammel)
Views: 14249 Staten Island Advance
Woman with Down Syndrome faces daily challenges with a smile
Kara Toth, a 29 year old woman with Down Syndrome, lives her life to the fullest extent. (Video by Amanda Steen)
Views: 15282 Staten Island Advance
NASA: Take a virtual tour of the moon
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter camera flies over the lunar terrain, coming in for close looks at a variety of interesting sites on the moon. (Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/David Ladd)
Views: 14794 Staten Island Advance
After Trump insult, Staten Islander hammers De Niro portrait
Staten Islander Joseph DeVito took a hammer to a framed portrait of actor Robert De Niro after he spoke out against President Trump at the Tony Awards. (Video courtesy of Joseph DeVito)
Views: 174901 Staten Island Advance
NASA: How hurricanes Harvey, Irma formed
NASA's new hurricane simulation explains how the storms are formed in the atmosphere. (Video by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center)
Views: 5576 Staten Island Advance
Staten Island surgeon talks ‘Brain on Fire’ movie
Dr. Najjar reviews Brain on Fire movie about his life-saving diagnosis.
Views: 6522 Staten Island Advance
Escape Room challenge: New York City's Amazing Escape Room
Watch a group of six try their luck busting out of the Mine room, one of four themed rooms - in The Amazing Escape Room Staten Island. (Video by Anthony DePrimo.) STORY: http://www.silive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/05/can_you_break_out_of_the_amazi.html
Views: 54516 Staten Island Advance
Man saves choking New York cop at Staten Island Diner
Rob Allegre, 37, of Westerleigh, was having coffee at the counter of the Staten Island Diner when he noticed an NYPD officer choking. He quickly got up and gave the officer the Heimlich, saving his life.
Views: 118974 Staten Island Advance
Reporter tries 41-story Zumanjaro Drop of Doom VR ride at Six Flags Great Adventure
Reporter Amanda Steen tries out Zumanjaro Drop of Doom, the world’s tallest and fastest drop ride, at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ. The ride allows participants to point their head and fire at giant spiders attacking. (Video by Amanda Steen and Jan Somma-Hammel)
Views: 22646 Staten Island Advance
Dramatic Hurricane Sandy video of storm surge devastating Staten Island restaurant
Restaurant owner captured the storm surge as it swept through his Annadale restaurant, Puglia by the Sea. (Video courtesy of Ben Mancuso / Edited by Steve Zaffarano)
Views: 48096 Staten Island Advance
Crossing the new Goethals Bridge in under 60 seconds
Take a trip across the new Goethals Bridge in under 60 seconds. The new westbound span opened to traffic on Sunday, May 20, around 10 p.m. The new span features three, 12-foot wide lanes, resulting in a 60 percent increase in vehicle capacity.
Views: 7413 Staten Island Advance
BBQ Masters of New York: "Sweet Jerk Chicken"
Frank Sullivan shows us how he makes his famous "Sweet Jerk Chicken" at his home in Port Richmond. (Video by Amanda Steen)
Views: 6258 Staten Island Advance
Competitive cheerleading: S.I. Spirit heads to The Summit at Disney
Cheering all-stars climb their way to 'The Summit' at Disney World. (Video/Jan Somma-Hammel)
Views: 1463 Staten Island Advance
Video for nurse battling ovarian cancer goes viral
The video depicts staff from the Ocean Breeze health care facility -- consisting of nurses, doctors, management, clerical workers -- lip singing to the tune of Journey's iconic song, "Don't Stop Believing," while playing inflatable instruments and wearing brightly colored sunglasses. Some workers wore boxing gloves to illustrate how Josephine Corcoran, a nurse and Staten Island resident, should keep fighting.Corcoran's coworker and friend, Erin Alesi, a nurse, said she made the video to let her know she has the support of her co-workers as she undergoes chemotherapy. After posting the video to Facebook, it went viral and had more than 8,500 shares in less than 24 hours. (Video courtesy of Erin Alesi)
Views: 3260 Staten Island Advance
Classic Cars: A 1967 Pontiac Firebird 400
From the first year of production to the last, Michael DiPilato has Pontiac running through his veins with rare, award-winning 1967 Firebird 400 and 2002 Trans Am. Video by Anthony DePrimo.
Views: 3015 Staten Island Advance
Exclusive: Stunning views of new Goethals Bridge under construction
A look at the progress on construction of the Goethals Bridge. (Video by Amanda Steen)
Views: 19474 Staten Island Advance
Young girl with Nail Patella Syndrome shares big message about rare diseases
Ava Garnett a fourth grader at the Petrides School, organized an event for Rare Disease Day on Feb. 28. (Video/Jan Somma-Hammel)
Views: 4051 Staten Island Advance
St. John Villa Academy's final farewell
St. John Villa Academy's final farewell event. (Video: Shira Stoll)
Views: 1500 Staten Island Advance
Rainbow bagels: Staten Island shop makes colorful new craze
Not Just Bagels in the Dongan Hills section of Staten Island has created their own version of the rainbow bagel that captivated people all over the world. (Video by Amanda Steen) Full story: http://www.silive.com/seen/2016/03/rainbow_bagel_craze_comes_to_s.html
Views: 5239 Staten Island Advance
SNL's Pete Davidson & Colin Jost show up for NYC's heroes
Pete Davidson and Colin Jost, of Saturday Night Live, show support for Staten Island's many NYPD and FDNY heroes.
Views: 4020 Staten Island Advance
Prom 2018: New Dorp High School celebrates at El Caribe in Brooklyn
New Dorp High School seniors dance the night away at El caribe in Brooklyn. (Video by Bill Lyons)
Views: 1790 Staten Island Advance
New McDonald's kiosks: See how they work
Modify, create and enhance your sandwich choices with new fast food feature.
Views: 30669 Staten Island Advance
Staten Island Mall memories: 1970s to today
From Honeycomb to the WB Store: Take a nostalgic tour of GGP's Staten Island Mall with Joe Soldano. STORY: http://www.silive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/05/the_staten_island_mall_what_us.html
Views: 12393 Staten Island Advance
Funeral for Guy Molinari, legendary Staten Island elected official
Funeral for Guy Molinari, legendary Staten Island elected official at Our Lady Queen Peace Church. (Video by Amanda Steen)
Views: 1880 Staten Island Advance
Staten Island construction worker announced as $7M lottery winner
Rigoberto Mejia of Staten Island won $7 million on the New York Lottery from a golden ticket scratch off he bought on November 30 from Bagels on the Island on Forest Avenue. Mejia, who is originally from Mexico, is a husband and father of 3 girls.
Views: 9113 Staten Island Advance
Historic mile commemorates closing of Willowbrook State School
Historic mile meant to educate walkers commemorates closing of Willowbrook State School where its young residents were mistreated.
Views: 2570 Staten Island Advance
Meet the Mid-Island LL 12s All Stars
Mid-Island LL 12s All Stars are heading to regionals. After watching them practice, we got a chance to learn a little more about the team.(Video by: Alexandra Salmieri)
Views: 3392 Staten Island Advance
6 facts about the HOV lane that may surprise you
Six fun facts about the HOV lane that may surprise some motorists. Statistics show HOV violations have decreased so far in 2016. (Video by Anthony DePrimo)
Views: 12555 Staten Island Advance
Vintage Staten Island: Memories of 'old' New Dorp
Fred Delise of Technical Car Services remembers New Dorp fondly.
Views: 2140 Staten Island Advance
How it works: New York Wheel foundation is poured
The video depicts the construction of the New York Wheel's foundation on Staten Island's North Shore waterfront. The will be the tallest observation wheel in the world when it it completed in 2017. (Courtesy of the NY Wheel)
Views: 9365 Staten Island Advance
Vintage Staten Island Ferry video
Turn back the clock with this old archival footage of the Staten Island Ferry and lower Manhattan, taken in the early 20th century. Advance file photos shows life of Island commuters. Video by Anthony DePrimo for Vintage Week.
Views: 3858 Staten Island Advance
Officials set to announce major drug bust on Staten Island; ‘F— SILive,’ snaps suspect
Suspects expected to appear in court Tuesday afternoon.
Views: 12328 Staten Island Advance
Watch: Why celebrity judges loved Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell
The celebrity judges of Miss America explain why they selected Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell to wear the coveted crown. (Video by Lauren Steussy)
Views: 7727 Staten Island Advance
#SaveWilbur the pet pig: Spread the message to keep him with his family
STATEN ISLAND – "Wilbur the Pig" has been living with Cristy Matteo in her Staten Island home for the last five years. She considers him part of her family, but the city wants to put an end to that. (Video/Amanda Steen)
Views: 2957 Staten Island Advance
Curtis wins the 2017 PSAL Championship game against Erasmus Hall at Yankee Stadium
Curtis wins the 2017 championship title. (Video: Shira Stoll)
Views: 5101 Staten Island Advance
Jerry Lewis made one of his last public appearances on Staten Island
Comedy icon Jerry Lewis returned to the St. George Theatre on Oct. 16, 2016. He first played the historic venue as a 17-year-old in 1944. (Footage courtesy of Vincent Innocente)
Views: 2622 Staten Island Advance
Vintage Staten Island: Remember Richmond Shopping Center in the '90s?
SILive/Advance reporter Joe Soldano takes a walk down memory lane in the former home of Pergament, Crazy Eddie's, The Wiz, Roll & Roaster and ShopRite. What do you miss about the Staten Island in the 90's?
Views: 4733 Staten Island Advance
Cop points gun at man on Staten Island in viral video
A user uploaded a video to Facebook showing an NYPD response in Port Richmond. (Courtesy/Maleek Simmons)
Views: 63740 Staten Island Advance
Big Ang breaks down thinking about her family after cancer diagnosis
In a tearful moment on "Dr. Oz," Angela "Big Ang" Raiola described her support system as she battles stage four cancer. (Video Credit: ZoCo Productions, LLC)
Views: 312787 Staten Island Advance
Residents of retirement community discuss the impact and use of legal marijuana
Residents of a retirement community in Oregon discuss how the legalization of marijuana has impacted them and whether their perceptions of weed have changed since. (Video by Amanda Steen)