At the Sept. 14 Four Seasons party celebrating the release of Linda Fairstein’s new crime thriller, Cold Hit , the author basked in the early success of her book. Beaming, garrulous, under a common-sense blonde pageboy, Ms. Fairstein posted herself and her champagne-colored Escada silk cocktail suit next to the stairwell and signed her way Read More
A man who said he witnessed the police shooting of Gideon Busch, a mentally ill Hasidic man killed on Aug. 30, has told the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office that a police officer crossed his name off a witness list immediately after the man told a version of events that contradicted the account that police eventually Read More
It’s getting hard to miss U.S. District Court Judge Denny Chin.
On Aug. 31, Judge Chin gave Khallid Muhammad the right to have his Million Youth March in Harlem, overriding Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s objections that Mr. Muhammad had last year whipped the crowd toward rioting. Judge Chin, 45, the city’s youngest Federal circuit judge Read More
Yasir Arafat Way? Denied. Gretchen Dykstra Way? Approved.
Alhaja Kudirat Abiola Corner? Denied. Jackie Mason Way? Approved.
This pattern may look like the handiwork of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, but when it comes to the ceremonial renaming of New York streets, the man to call is Department of Transportation official Robert Adamenko. Testifying recently in Read More
It would seem Police Commissioner Howard Safir and Mayor Rudy Giuliani elegantly sidestepped a giant black eye this month. Federal prosecutors of the Brooklyn-based Eastern District have been threatening to sue the city for failing to adequately punish police officers involved in brutality, and the inevitable outcome appeared to be some kind of Justice Department-imposed Read More
Jonathan Lippman, the Chief Administrative Judge of New York State’s courts, has been barnstorming the state courthouses in anticipation of a big new modernization plan he’s about to announce. His changes will speed up civil litigation and spiff up the courthouses with flat-screen computers and other touches of advanced automation.
Here in New York City, Read More
Laurence Cranch was sitting in the Sky Club on the 56th floor of the Metropolitan Life Building, his slate-gray eyes coolly and cleanly complementing his slate-gray glen plaid suit. For the past year, Mr. Cranch has been steering his firm, Rogers & Wells, into a once-secret, improbable merger with a London-based giant, Clifford Chance. Now, Read More
The Russian sculptor Antoine Pevsner (1886-1962) has long occupied a secure place in the annals of modernist art as one of the pioneer talents of the Constructivist movement that flourished in Russia in the years just before and after the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. With his better-known younger brother Naum Gabo, Pevsner published a Realistic Read More
Psst. Firm guy. Tired of long hours, backbiting, bullying, the long and slow chase? Put on a pair of dark eyeglasses, wrap yourself in a trench coat and slip into the Penn Club on June 2, 3 and 4.
The place will be jammed with lawyers, but most of them will be the in-house corporate Read More
Is the Dream Team over the top? They’re getting that reputation. A growing chorus of critics is accusing the lawyers of meddling in the two most volatile criminal cases in the city-the trial of four police officers accused of abusing Abner Louima and the indictment of another four cops in the shooting death of Amadou Read More