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After Police Clear the Park, A Range of Reactions

Nov 16, 2011

Photo by the office of Mayor Michael Bloomberg Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly held a press conference Tuesday to explain why and how they cleared Zuccotti Park. But


Who Judges the Judges?

Nov 15, 2011

Photo by Joe Gratz On June 8, 2009 -- the same day as the notorious State Senate coup -- a group of state senators began hearings on the Commission on Judicial


Making Bikes a Part of the Neighborhood

Oct 25, 2011

Photo by nycstreets The brouhaha in the press about bike lanes seems to have subsided for now and the buzz has turned to New York City’s plan to launch the largest


Doctor Sued for Mixing Sex and Psychology

Oct 18, 2011

When does a physician's sexual affair with his patient become medical malpractice? When he treats her for mental health issues, the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Second Department


Judge Rejects 'Genius' Testimony

Jul 27, 2011

A self-described "genius" has failed to convince the judge hearing his divorce case that he alone, through his "unique personal traits," is responsible for accumulating a $450 million fortune in


City Plans to Build, Renovate Jails

Jul 11, 2011

Photo by Videot The city is renovating the Brooklyn House of Detention on Atlantic Avenue near Brooklyn Heights but has abandoned plans to expand the facility. (To read about Gov. Cuomo's prison