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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


'Who's Your Daddy' and the Laws of Marriage

Jun 21, 2011

< Photo by Joao Saidler Like marriage itself, the laws of marriage are in constant flux. But one thing that has not changed is that a child born to a married woman


Concerns Raised over City Role in Deporting Immigrants

May 04, 2011

Photo by Craig Hennecke Karen Barrueto created this artwork after visiting someone in a federal detention center for immigrants in south Texas. Growing up in Mexico City, Ricardo Muniz dreamed about being


Prosecutors Grapple with Marijuana Arrests

Mar 29, 2011

Photo (cc) Curtis Gregory Perry Several years ago in a private conversation, a Fire Department paramedic explained the tension between the New York Police Department and EMS when their units respond


Slicing the Fire Department

Mar 11, 2011

Photo (cc) xiaming In 2009, it was 16. In both 2010 and 2011, the magic number grew to 20. For the past three years, the Bloomberg administration has threatened to throw dozens of