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Leslie Crocker Snyder

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Horace Mann Sex Scandal: Major Questions Still Unanswered Following Prosecutors Report

    Even though it was released Friday, we feel the need to revisit Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson's remarkable statement on the results of his investigation into sexual abuse of students by teachers at the prestigious Horace Mann School. Prosecutors say the abuse ranged for 34 years, from 1962 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Andrea Peyser: Cy Vance is a Pussy

    ​Cy Vance has been Manhattan D.A. for three months now, and he hasn't dragged any mobsters to jail with one hand while waving an American flag with the other, so the Post's Andrea Peyser thinks he's a pussy. "Folks inside and outside 1 Hogan Place can't help but wonder if he's up to the job," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Morgy's Parting $268M Gift Gets Another Shrug From City Hall

    Exiting with class, something Bloomberg was unable to do.​Outgoing Manhattan DA Robert Morgenthau gave New Yorkers a $268 million present yesterday -- their share of a huge, $536 million deal reached with a very rich Swiss bank that admitted having illegally routed Iranian funds through the U. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Ha, ha, ha. The sweet release of death is a week closer. In the afterlife we can forget all about Kanye and all these ridiculous (but highly amusing) tributes. New York had a big Primary Day -- or, judging by turnout, a dinky one. Our hero Tony Avella went down to defeat. The heavily fund ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Election Night: Snyder to Supporters -- I'm Out of Politics and Off to China!

    Leslie Crocker Snyder entered what could have been her victory party in the ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Hotel at 10:42 p.m. to cries of "We Love You, Leslie." Looking worn-out, she went to a podium to make her speech. After thanking supporters, her husband, her grandchildren, her law firm colleagues ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    D.A. Candidates Grabbed Big Bucks in Last Days of Campaign

    In the past week, the Manhattan D.A. candidates really worked the pockets of big contributors, Board of Elections 24-hour reports reveal. Leslie Crocker Snyder reports $139,950 in donations since last Tuesday, much of it from lawyers like Bernie Goetz defender Barry Slotnick and Lawrence S. Goldman. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Primary Culler: Snyder and Vance Spar in Manhattan D.A. Race; Might Aborn Be the Odd Man In?

    ​The Manhattan D.A. primary race is a big deal; for the first time since 1975, Robert Morgenthau is not in it, and the three contenders are sprinting hard for the finish line: Richard Aborn brought back former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and a chainsaw attack victim for his "closing argum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Barrett: Snyder's Justification for a Gun Permit Needs Updating

    ​In Sunday's WABC-TV debate, Leslie Crocker Snyder, one of three candidates running in tomorrow's Democratic primary for Manhattan District Attorney, acknowledged that she had a gun permit, but maintained that she keeps the gun "in a vault" in her Manhattan apartment. She explained that she go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Barrett: More Unsavory Characters on Snyder's Campaign Money List

    ​Yesterday, Wayne Barrett began to uncover the unsavory characters who have helped fuel Leslie Crocker Snyder's campaign to be the next Manhattan District Attorney. Now, in part two, Barrett continues that list, focusing this time on political conservatives who are backing Snyder... Richard G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Dancers from InSpirit beckon passers-by to enter a new store on Broadway near 13th Street. Labor Day, with its West Indian American Day Parade, was the high point of the week. The low point was, let's see... the rest of it. 9/11 was a popular topic. It was oddly related to a Twitter Festiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Snyder Attack Ads Cost Her a Backer

    Leslie Crocker Snyder's no-holds-barred attack ads on rival Cy Vance Jr. for serving as attorney for "murderers, mobsters and white collar criminals" are backfiring - at least among some lawyers. Snyder lost one of her most prominent backers this afternoon when veteran defense lawyer Michael F. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Aborn Winning Race for Most Interesting Endorsements

    He may not have a serious chance of winning, but, as the heated Manhattan District Attorney's race charges to a close, we've got to hand it to candidate Richard Aborn for racking up some interesting endorsements throughout the campaign. Today, in what he's billing as a closing argument, Aborn will i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Barrett: Leslie Crocker Snyder's Unsavory Campaign Donors

    ​Judging people by the company they keep may not always be fair game, but it is fitting, on the eve of next week's primary, to take the measure of Leslie Crocker Snyder by examining the dubious donors bankrolling her campaign for Manhattan District Attorney. News stories about bad-boy contrib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    ​Fall Arts! Along with looks ahead at the various season highlights, Aaron Hillis interviews Juliette Binoche. Robert Shuster contemplates Sarah Anne Johnson. Jed Lipinski reads Interesting Times: Writings From a Turbulent Decade by George Packer. Dan Weiss takes in The Pains of Being Pure at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    "Fuck You!" Says Ed Koch at Crocker-Snyder Fundraiser

    At an event at the Grand Hyatt for Leslie Crocker-Snyder, whom he has endorsed for Manhattan D.A., former Mayor Ed Koch recounted the heartwarming story of the day he greeted well-wishers at a supermarket just after he left office. One of those who approached Koch told him he had been a terrible may ... More >>

  • Columns

    September 8, 2009
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    September 3, 2009

    Endorsement Fever! Thompson Gets a Paper, Aborn Gets Gay City, Skaller Gets Animal Activists

    ​September? How'd that happen? The local political endorsements are flying thick and fast, as are emails from operatives desiring they be publicized. Today Bill Thompson got his first newspaper endorsement -- from the Amsterdam News. Ha! Bloomberg's got two dozen of those, and the Voice is c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Alleged Eliot Spitzer Comeback Run Supersoaks Local News

    Eliot Spitzer's alleged plans to run for office -- which notion is denied by the former Governor and supported only by anonymous sources -- continues somehow to be news. The New York Post, which broke the "story," harasses Spitzer at his home, where he says "The only thing I'm running for is my cab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Local Races: Would-be D.A.s Debate Plaxico, Comptroller Vols Dish, Buscemi Speaks

    ​NY1 hosted a Manhattan D.A. candidates' debate last night, and sports fans will be interested to know they addressed the issue of Plaxico Burress, who was hounded into prison by Mayor Bloomberg. Cy Vance found the Mayor's comments "unnecessary," Richard Aborn defended them, and Leslie Crocker ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Manhattan D.A. Race: Aborn Sweeps The Nation, Vance and Crocker-Snyder Hit Car Crimes

    ​The Manhattan D.A.'s race looks tight and the contenders are burning rubber to the September 15 primary. Richard Aborn's campaign is bragging on an endorsement from The Nation. Yes, that Nation, the venerable liberal magazine. Katrina Vander Heuvel says this race presents "a unique opportun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Manhattan D.A. Candidates Scramble for Gay Support

    ​New York is so gay that even its law enforcement officials look for political support from the LGBT community. All three current candidates for Manhattan D.A. -- Richard Aborn, Leslie Crocker-Snyder, and Cy Vance, Jr.(pictured, center) -- sent us photos of themselves at the Pride Parade. Now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Times Endorses Vance for D.A.; Contenders About Even in Cash on Hand

    Cy Vance got a big boost in the Manhattan D.A.'s race from the New York Times, which has endorsed him as "an accomplished criminal and civil trial lawyer who offers balanced judgment and a commitment to criminal justice reform." They like his "Conviction Integrity Panel" idea, a sort of internal af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Nadler, Citing Progressivism, Endorses Aborn

    One of the charming distinctions of this jurisdiction is, in contrast to redneck climes, we insist on liberal credentials even in our law enforcement officers. Congressman Jerry Nadler has endorsed Richard Aborn for Manhattan D.A., in large part, it would appear, because Aborn carries the progressiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    On the Stump: Citywide Candidates' Latest Doings

    ​Damn, August already -- and we haven't paid our rent or looked at the local candidates much besides the mayoral prospects. Here's a fast look at what contenders for three big spots have been up to lately: Manhattan D.A.: Richard Aborn appeared with former NYPD Commissioner and current LAPD C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Hot Chelsea Club Hit Again

    In the latest incident at the ultrahot and scandal-scarred Marquee nightclub in Chelsea, prosecutors yesterday charged a Queens man in the kidnapping and rape of a woman who passed out while drinking there back on the night of March 22. The incident, the latest in a series at the trouble-plagued c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Oh, All Right: Richard Aborn at Pride

    Manhattan D.A. Candidate Richard Aborn's people must have noticed that we had a photo of Cy Vance at the Pride Parade, so they sent us this. We don't want to lose our hard-won reputation for objectivity, so here he is (the tall drink o' water in the middle) with some of his supporters from Glad & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Leslie Crocker Snyder Comes Through with Pride Pix

    First we got Cy Vance's Pride Parade pictures. Then Richard Aborn sent some. We teased Leslie Crocker Snyder's campaign about her absence from our Pride photo spreads. And guess what? The Voice gets results! Here she is marching down Fifth Avenue with assemblyman Micah Kellner and her supporters ... 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

    June 11, 2009

    Manhattan D.A. Endorsements: McCall for Vance, Koch for Snyder

    In endorsements for the Manhattan D.A.'s race, as we noted before, it's been all about Richard Aborn. But the other candidates are starting to grab some big names, too. Cyrus Vance Jr. has just added former state comptroller and gubernatorial candidate Carl McCall to his roster, which includes David ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    D.A. Candidate Aborn is Seven Up

    Seven additional Manhattan elected officials declared themselves this morning for Richard Aborn, the anti-gun advocate whose dark-horse campaign to succeed Robert Morgenthau as District Attorney is picking up momentum. The added backers brings Aborn's political endorsements to 14, by his count. So f ... More >>

  • Columns

    May 20, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 19, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    Photo by Cary Conover. What were the Obies like? We noticed mainly free drinks. James Hannaham saw a lot of winners of color ("Black is definitely the new black"), and many other details. List of laureates here; slideshow here. Michael Feingold starts his Obie meditation by talking about depart ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    We know how you feel, kid. Via Craftser via urlesque. We suspect Obama got that Iranian-American reporter released, and he's certainly trying to help refugees and rescue us from financial criminals. But does he get credit? No -- because he he laughed at Wanda Sykes, just like all the newly-reclas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Early D.A. Endorsements: Cops, Clubs, Pols, and Judge Judy

    At PolitickerNY, Azi Paybarah sees Manhattan D.A. candidate Richard Aborn pursuing an "Early-Endorsement Strategy." His office certainly sends out plenty such notices: in the past few weeks we've been alerted to his endorsements by the Broadway Democrats and the Gramercy Stuyvesant Independent Democ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    DA Candidates Debate; Vance Has Gotbaum, Edge

    We're getting close enough to elections that local political clubs are sizing up candidates. We covered a VID club meet-and-grill earlier, at which Manhattan DA candidate Leslie Crocker Snyder defended her evolution on the death penalty. The subject came up again at last night's debate among the can ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Candidates for Council, Comptroller, DA Pitch at VID

    Democratic candidates for city council seats in districts 1, 2, and 3, district attorney, and comptroller came to the Village Independent Democrats last night to make their cases, under strict time limits and with screened questioning, for the venerable club's endorsement. In District 1: Pete Gle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Obama told Chrysler and GM to get their shit straight or go bankrupt. The new head of GM said that was okay with him. (Aren't they supposed to whine and resign in the Times?) This of course made Obama a fascist. Rightbloggers were also mad when Obama went to Europe and wasn't nice enough to the Quee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Detectives Like it Hot: DA Fundraiser Bash at Troubled Chelsea Club

    The Detectives' Endowment Association and a bevy of other local police unions backing ex-judge Leslie Crocker Snyder for Manhattan D.A. are throwing a $50-head fundraiser for her candidacy tomorrow night, and they've picked a place well-known for all the wrong reasons to cops and police brass: Chels ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Aborn gets a Bratton Boost

    Dark horse Manhattan DA candidate Richard Aborn (pictured) picked up an all star endorsement this morning from ex-NYPD and current Los Angeles police commish Bill Bratton. Speaking on a conference call with reporters from Washington where he said he was attending -- what else, a conference -- Bra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Mob Expected at DA Candidate's Kick-Off Party

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Au Revoir Morgenthau: D.A. to Retire

    Manhattan D.A. Robert Morgenthau will not run for reelection this year, says the Times. That's too bad. Morgenthau has served in the office since 1975. His skills were forged in an altogether livelier era of New York criminality, and seem not to have declined with age, as was shown in Tom Robbins' r ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 13, 2005

    West Side Story

    Anyone looking to score a souvenir Campaign 2005 poster ought to head to the Upper West Side. The place is plastered by them. Poll workers and posters for Manhattan beep runners Brian Ellner, Scott Stringer (his "Reformer Who Gets Results" slogan reminds some of Dubya's 2000 "Reformer with Results" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2005
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    September 7, 2005
  • News

    August 23, 2005

    ‘Times’ Gives Morgenthau a Death Sentence

    Paper backs Snyder over NYC's liberal beacon

  • News

    May 24, 2005

    P.I.'s Bad-Boy Pals

    A former fundraiser for D.A. Candidate named in stock fraud probe

  • News

    May 17, 2005

    The Dragon Lady Runs for D.A.

    Ex-judge Leslie Crocker Snyder wants to talk about everything except her law firm

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