Brooklyn has spoken: former police officer and state senator Eric Adams will succeed Marty Markowitz as borough president. Adams has said the latter turned Brooklyn "from the ugly duckling to a beautiful swan." Election day brought fresh blood to Brooklyn: Ken Thompson beat incumbent Charles Hynes ... More >>
For six months, Christopher McPhaul allegedly sold 30 firearms to a Brooklyn man who seemed to be an eager customer. So much so that McPhaul would reach out to the man when he returned to New York with a fresh supply of weapons, according to prosecutors, who say that McPhaul texted the man in code: ... More >>
It's pretty clear at this point that a pair of former high school administrators shouldn't be allowed near high school girls anymore, or perhaps women in general, or maybe just other carbon-based life forms. William Abreu was yanked from his job as assistant principal at Progress High School in Will ... More >>
On July 7, 2011, Pablo Negron, 24, and his friends got into a bar fight with a couple of off-duty cops, Jason Reynolds, 28, and Albert Lloyd, 37. Lloyd had apparently made a pass at Negron's girl, and when she rejected him he'd called the curly-haired Negron a "rabbit chinchilla." The fight spilled ... More >>
A former principal at a Jewish High School in Brooklyn could potentially spend the rest of his life in prison after getting convicted yesterday on 75 counts of sex-with-a-kid-related crimes.The jury in the case against Emanuel Yegutkin found that the former principal at Elite High School in Bensonhu ... More >>
In an apparent attempt to save a little face, Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he's asked disgraced Assemblyman Vito Lopez to quit his job in the wake of the ongoing sex scandal that's plaguing both pols.Lopez, as you know, has a habit of allegedly sexually harassing young, female sta ... More >>
As we reported earlier, Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to make possession of marijuana even less illegal than it already is -- a move that apparently has the support of just about everyone.The governor's office put out a press release this afternoon announcing Cuomo's plan to make possessing weed in "p ... More >>
A Brooklyn thug who fatally pushed a police officer last year was in court today, where was hit with a 28 1/2-year prison sentence.In addition to learning his fate, George Villanueva, 52 -- who has a lengthy criminal history -- used his sentencing hearing to offer a worthless apology to the victim's ... More >>
We're told the man suspected in the "subway slaying" of Joshua Basin has now formally been charged in the 20-year-old's death -- and he's been charged with a couple of misdemeanors.A source tells the Voice that Ryan Beauchamp, 33, faces one count each of misdemeanor attempted assault and harassme ... More >>
That's how a handful of dead-end high-schoolers ended up giving the city a big black eye.
Cyrus Vance Jr.'s campaign to succeed Robert Morgenthau as Manhattan District Attorney is holding its big kickoff fundraiser on March 31st. Tickets range from $50,000 (event chair level), to $500 (mere guest). The event will be held at an interesting location for an aspiring crime-busting DA: Fr ... More >>
Another Manhattan bench press
In a notorious murder case, Rohan Bolt is doing the time. Did someone else do the crime?
In an Albany primary, a candidate for D.A. attacks the Rockefeller drug lawsand wins
An everyday squabble in a crowded subway car becomes a lesson in power politics
Brooklyn Dems Celebrate as Scandal Mounts
Criminal Charges Due in Building Collapse Case
The Forgotten Victims of the Livery Cabbie Murders
Behind the Alleged Political and Police Cover-Up in the Killing of Gidone Busch
Amateur Boxer Says Cop Shot Him
Embattled mayor embraces a harsh critic, but still can't find forgiveness in some African American quarters.
The families of police-brutality victims build a movement
Challenge Cochran camp on fees