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Why has Staten Island seen such a dramatic escalation in real estate value over the past few decades?

Editor’s note: With real estate prices skyrocketing on Staten Island, many buyers are feeling the crunch of finding their dream home. In this ongoing series, titled “The Housing Squeeze: Inside Staten Island’s Real Estate Surge,” we dive into various topics, including just how high prices are going to go, who is buying in this hot market, rising interest rates and what it takes to afford a home in the borough these days.
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NYC lawyer beats up attacker during fight outside office: ‘I’m no victim’

A Queens attorney laid down the law to a man who allegedly attacked him on the street outside his legal office, amid this year’s ongoing surge in Big Apple crime, The Post has learned. James Galleshaw, 49, left his alleged assailant battered and bloody following the fight on Cross Bay Boulevard in Ozone Park, according to photos he posted Thursday on Facebook — one of which showed the failed thug with streams of crimson running down his face. Others show blood splattered on the steps outside and a broken glass door with a potted plant through it. “I am ok. Was attacked by...
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Blunt warning: Adams scolds illegal cannabis sellers after NYC tows 19 weed trucks

Mayor Eric Adams bemoaned the boom in illegal cannabis businesses in New York Thursday, and vowed more enforcement is coming after the NYPD towed 19 so-called “weed trucks” around Times Square earlier this week. “Many people don’t read the complete law. All they read is, ‘Weed is legal,’ and they just kick into gear,” Adams said at an unrelated press conference in Midtown Manhattan. “We have to now identify when people are reporting illegal weed being sold — which is far more stores than we realize — and then there’s steps to going in and confiscating those items.” NYPD announced it had seized...
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