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Mayor Bill de Blasio today made good on a campaign promise, laying out a deal to end the city’s appeal of a federal court ruling that deemed the NYPD’s implementation of stop-and-frisk unconstitutional.
Under the deal, the city will accept Judge Shira Scheindlin’s assessment that the the Bloomberg administration engaged in racial profiling and move to settle case.
Paint it Black
Three more businessmen have pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson to pass favorable legislation, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara announced this evening.
Some women are so focused on trying to conceal their blemishes that they forget to conceal their crimes.
Aspiring shoplifter Katherine Krukowski, 33, was busted last Thursday snatching a cool $2,739 worth of products from a Soho Sephora, according to DNAinfo. Her fiendish beauty plot was foiled when security guard at 555 Read More
One man’s simple search for the perfect art project turned into a battle with New York City Courts.
This week, a Manhattan appeals court overturned a $2,000 fine issued in 2011 to a Brooklyn carpenter, Albert Prince, for taking a TV antenna from the side of a curb. Yes, you read that right.
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
An Arena Grows in Brooklyn
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 Read More
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 Read More