D.A. Robert Morgenthau

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    At Cy Vance Swearing-in Ceremony, One Mayor Missing

    ​Mike Bloomberg couldn't make yesterday evening's giant swearing-in ceremony at the Great Hall at City College for new Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance. Ex-mayor Ed Koch was there, as was David Dinkins, who gave a sweet speech hailing Vance as someone who cared as much about preventing cri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Liu and Thompson Tag-Team on Bloomy Bank Accounts

    ​Mike Bloomberg got a taste of the kind of needling he may be getting next month when incoming comptroller John Liu takes office. Yesterday, Liu double-teamed with Bill Thompson to let the Mayor know that they're both a little disturbed that the Bloomberg team somehow lost track of 2,700 bank ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Bloomberg Takes Twin Hits: Angry Judges and Lost Bank Accounts

    ​More signs of the steadily falling stock price of Team Bloomberg today: First, the Times reports that those 'hidden bank accounts' that had Mayor Mike calling in the bloodhounds on outgoing veteran D.A. Robert Morgenthau are widespread throughout city agencies. Times tag-team Willie Rashbaum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Letterman Case Spawns Rumors, Office Dating Advice, Rightblogger Outrage

    ​The Letterman sex 'n' extortion thing gets weirder. The name of Letterman's former assistant Stephanie Birkitt keeps popping up: it is believed she had a relationship with the alleged extortionist Robert Joe Halderman, and that Halderman got hold of her diary and other incriminating docs whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    The Morgenthau Brand Name Gets a Test

    So what's the value of the official seal of approval that outgoing D.A. Robert Morgenthau bestowed on his designated successor, Cyrus Vance Jr. yesterday as he made a formal endorsement on the courthouse steps in Foley Square?A lot - that is, if the findings of a poll commissioned back in January ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    Morgenthau to Endorse Cy Vance Jr. for D.A. Today

    As we've mentioned, the Manhattan D.A.'s race has gone into full swing, and the Democratic candidates have been busy gathering endorsements. Leslie Crocker Snyder recently netted former Mayor Ed Koch, among others; Cy Vance, Jr. got former Mayor Dinkins, and recently drew out political retiree Caro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Portrait of Sotomayor as a Young Prosecutor: Smoking and Talking

    So what was role model and new Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor like back in the early 1980s when she was an assistant D.A. in Manhattan battling crime? Well, for one thing, according to a November, 1983 New York Times magazine story titled "The D.A.'s Right Arms," Sotomayor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Manhattan D.A. Debate: A Closer Look

    Since Mayor Mike Bloomberg's strong advantage has basically rendered the mayoral race uncompetitive, the contest for the powerful Manhattan district attorney's office might be the most interesting in the city. Last night, the Stonewall Democrats held the first "debate" among the three candidates. ... More >>

  • News

    August 17, 2004

    Cuisine de Clink

    Planning to protest the RNC? Fine dining awaits you at the city's swankiest prisons