Over the last two weeks, New Yorkers have disrupted commuters at Grand Central Terminal, snarled traffic on the city's streets and bridges, and occupied a handful of Manhattan's major retail stores. The actions were all staged in the name of Eric Garner -- the Staten Island man who was killed this summer as an NYPD officer deployed a chokehold while trying to arrest him. After the announcement on December 4 that a special grand jury was not going to indict the officer, Daniel Pantaleo, protestors have been willing to stop traffic to get their point across
Katie Toth, the Village Voice Erica Garner adjusts a rose on the memorial for her father, Eric.
But just a ferry ride away in Staten Island, the response to Garner's death has been eerily silent.