Dimitry Sheinman is an author, painter, self-proclaimed clairvoyant and, most importantly, a suspect in the brutal 2004 killing of Juilliard student Sarah Fox.
In June, after several years in Africa, Mr. Sheinman returned to New York to deliver police information that he claimed he obtained through psychic visions—and to shop around a book about his experience with this still-unsolved Read More
They were murdered more than a generation ago, before a fair portion of the city’s adult population was born. But the cases of Cornelia Crilley, murdered in 1971, and Ellen Hover, murdered in 1977, remain unsolved–for now, that is.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance recently announced the indictment of a serial killer and sex offender, Read More
S.E.C. seeks to bar Steven Rattner from securities. [NYT]
Over 70 Queens kids are in the hospital after drinking tainted school water. [NYDN]
Facebook advertisers quadruple. How’s that “Quit Facebook Day” going? [Bloomberg]
Lots of hate over Robert Indiana’s “LOVE.” [NYP]
Additional reporting by Azi Paybarah and Reid Pillifant
It was a dark time for the city. In 2008, and early into the next year, morale was low, Wall Street was sputtering and Mayor Michael Bloomberg was steeling New Yorkers for pain. Brace for service cuts and tax hikes, he warned—while also pledging to find a Read More
Rounding out his efforts to help reporters fill a slow news week, Robert Morgenthau held his final press conference yesterday.
The Times makes it sound uneventful, but the Post catches a few “thinly-veiled swipes” at his hand-picked successor, Cyrus Vance, Jr.
Mr. Vance recently demoted two of Mr. Morgenthau’s top Read More
In this holiday interregnum–when we read news stories about tourism and duck-coddling–Robert Morgenthau is grinding out his last days as district attorney in front of a starving press corps.
The Times–following up on its exit profile from two days ago–runs a story about his press conference yesterday, in which Read More
Robert Morgenthau is taking advantage of his twilight to take shots at Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
In a weekend profile in the Journal–which is dressed up kind of like an episode of Law and Order, in case you weren’t otherwise interested–the outgoing district attorney explains why the mayor might have been surprised that the Read More
Here’s a letter dated today from the current city comptroller and the incoming one, expressing their mutual “concern” about Michael Bloomberg’s “recent and troubling acknowledgement” of hidden bank accounts.
The letter, from outgoing Bill Thompson and incoming John Liu, seek to put the blame for the accounts on Bloomberg’s administration (who have Read More
Here’s a few charts from the Bloomberg administration about those hidden accounts they’re uncovering. The information in the charts supports the administration’s argument that it was fair to go after D.A. Robert Morgenthau, since his hidden accounts had so much more money than anyone else’s. Read More
Is there anyone in city government who doesn’t keep a little extra money squirreled away on the side?
The Times puts the mayor’s “chickenshit” pursuit of Robert Morgenthau’s “hidden” bank account in perspective this morning: Apparently there are 2,700 unauthorized city accounts around town, worth more than $122 million dollars. The most cryptic Read More