It wouldn’t have been the biggest real estate deal of the year without at least a little drama.
When Tamir Sapir sold the majestic Duke-Semans Mansion across from the Met to Carlos Slim last summer, the brokers representing the seller, Brown Harris Stevens’ Paula Del Nunzio and Shirley Mueller, sued Sapir when the Read More
Nick Sprayregen knew the chances were slim that the Supreme Court would hear his case against the state and, by extension Columbia University, yet still, the owner of Tuck-It-Away self-storage held out hope.
“It was a shocking decision, even with the chance of the court taking the case being 1 percent,” Sprayregen told The Observer Read More
Two of the city’s biggest general contractors have lied about their hiring of women-and-minority-owned subcontractors for some of New York’s biggest project, including the Fulton Stree Transit Center downtown and the Croton Water Treatment Plant in the Bronx, both multi-billion dollar undertakings.
According to The Times, prosecutors from Brooklyn are approaching a $20 million Read More
An Arena Grows in Brooklyn
Maybe there is hope for those opposed to Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards project after all. Or at the very least, some vindication.
Yesterday, State Supreme Court Justice Marcy Friedman ruled that the Empire State Development Corporation erred in producing a modified timetable for the project last year, when it finally won state approval, and thus Read More
A local judge opened a can of worms today by ordering Google to reveal the identity of a Youtube user who created a creepy video shrine to business consultant Carla Franklin.
The video mixed innocuous footage of Franklin from student films with sensitive personal information and was accompanied by several sexual slurs in the comments, Read More
A Suffolk County, NY judge has ruled that anything you post to Facebook, regardless of your privacy settings, can be used as evidence in court.
The case stems back to Stony Brook University, 2003, when Kathleen Romano allegedly fell from her office chair and sustained “serious permanent personal injuries” that required multiple surgeries and Read More