In the battle of surly old mossbacks who (presumably) no longer have to answer to voters, District Attorney Robert Morgenthau is proving even more cantankerous than the temperamental Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Mr. Morgenthau is unhappy the mayor is looking into some accounts his office maintains—they are separate from the money the D.A. gets Read More
On the second-floor balcony of the Waldorf-Astoria last night—while a gilded group of New York power brokers enjoyed the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner of lobster with white gazpacho and petite vegetable timbale down below—a small press corps squinted their eyes to see whether Bill Thompson might acknowledge his mayoral opponent, sitting mayor Michael Read More
At 11:30 AM, the Manhattan Disctrict Attorney’s Office held a press conference to address the extortion attempt against David Letterman.
DA Robert Morgenthau said that his office caught 48 Hours producer Robert “Joe” Halderman with “an undercover sting operation at a hotel, with New York City police detectives in an adjoining room with recording equipment Read More
At a senior center off Grand Street, some old people doing tai chi and waiting for lunch were visited by Robert Morgenthau, Sheldon Silver, Cy Vance and Alan Gerson.
Gerson, a Democratic Council incumbent facing a competitive primary, at one point was heard telling one senior, “I’ll get re-elected, then I’ll get married.”
Gerson, Read More
Here’s the handwritten letter Leslie Crocker Snyder sent to Robert Morgenthau which John Eligon wrote about earlier.
Leslie Crocker Snyder said she has never asked anyone to vote for her because she’s a woman, but she's painting the race for Manhattan district attorney as an extension of her career-long fight against the “old boys network” and “glass ceilings” she says have held her and other women back for years.
She Read More
Surrounded on the City Hall steps by supporters from the New York Women’s Bar Association, Leslie Crocker Snyder said she hoped her election as Manhattan D.A. would break one more glass ceiling in the legal profession:
“When I went to the southern district, they laughed at me when I asked for an application Read More
In a recent interview in his Fifth Avenue law office, Cy Vance sat with an open can of seltzer, an open-collar shirt and a smile on his face.
“I’m pleased, as I’m sure everyone is, that we’re in the last lap and that we really have 40 days left,” Mr. Vance said.
Manhattan district attorney candidate Leslie Crocker Snyder announced she was endorsed by the father of Etan Patz, a young boy who was abducted and presumed murdered 30 years ago. The father, Stanley Patz, said he had tried at the time getting Manhattan D.A. Robert Morgenthau to investigate the case, to no avail.
Morgenthau’s office Read More
A little more news from the Manhattan district attorney’s race:
At a candidate forum this morning, Manhattan district attorney candidate Leslie Crocker Snyder said she wouldn’t seek a removal of current employees from the office if she won.
“There are a lot of rumors out there and that is one of them that I’ve heard, Read More