The first of the more than 70 Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested Saturday afternoon and evening were arraigned yesterday in Manhattan Criminal Court.
Exhausted by a night and day in jail and shaken by the violence of the police response to Occupy Wall Street's six-month anniversary celebrati ... More >>
So it seems like there might have not been a gun involved in that initially-reported-as-a-hostage situation near the Flatiron Building Wednesday, but at least we got sound bites out of it! After the man in question, 69-year-old Kenneth Clarfield, was released without bail yesterday, he gave ... More >>
WikipediaActress Paz de la Huerta -- the antithesis of the never-nude, the woman who told the New York Times Magazine the ghost of Elvis gave her an orgasm in Graceland -- pleaded guilty to harassment this morning. She also put lotion on her legs. But we'll get to that later. The charge stems ... More >>
Pedro Reyes, a 71-year-old man busted on Wednesday night in Central Park near the 79th Street transverse and West Drive for beckoning to two little girls, aged 7 and 8, and exposing himself, says that he didn't flash the girls at all. His excuse: "He claims he is incontinent," says Gordon Lud ... More >>
American's three favorite foods? According to a new Oxfam poll, it's pizza, steak and chicken. [TIME]
Nearly 73 million sharks are killed every year for shark fin soup, which is having devastating effects on the ocean food chain. [The Atlantic]
A new precedent was set today in Manhattan court: if someone gets between you and your frozen food at Trader Joe's, you can slap them so hard that their ears ring, legally. Today, the 37-year-old amateur opera singer and part-time teacher Marcella Caprario was found not guilty on charges of t ... More >>
Last winter, a fight broke out at the Trader Joe's on the Upper West Side over a vegan pad Thai meal. Today, the case goes to court. Marcella Caprario, a 37-year-old elementary school teacher and amateur opera singer, was shopping with her husband, Bill, when he reached to retrieve a Trader J ... More >>
The most persevering story of the week, judging by the tabloid covers at least, was that of ex-IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was accused last Sunday of attempting to rape a hotel maid near Times Square. Since, members of the press have descended on downtown Manhattan like locusts, but ... More >>
Kobina AmpahIt's usually the older, Soviet-era types from Sheepshead Bay who are in court, facing the usual illegal fishing charges. Most need a Russian interpreter. But none expect a lanky, bearded African man to rise to their side.
Kobina Ampah, 49, is a professional Ghanaian polyglot, an ... More >>
In the era of the "hard shake" and big, dense ice, craft bartenders risk injury when shaking up a cold, frothy cocktail.
Making your own wine is all the rage with City Winery in Soho, Brooklyn Winery in Williamsburg, and other DIY winemaking operations on Staten Island and in New ... More >>
Eight people -- including five Columbia University undergrads, one of whom was the student council vice president -- were arrested this morning in a police raid, prosecutors have announced. The students are accused of peddling drugs (including cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, and pot) at campus dorms and f ... More >>
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March 5, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 10
'Che!' Eight Judged Guilty of Obscenity
by Jonathan Black
All eight defendants in the five-week trial of the play "Che!" -- the five performers, the playwright, and the lighting man -- were convicted of o ... More >>
Today "with obscene gesture, Method Man brushes past photographers at court," says the Staten Island Advance. The member of Staten Island's Wu-Tang Clan was there to be arraigned for tax evasion. The Advance further reports MM "used an 'Ultimate X-Men' graphic novel to shield his face" as he ... More >>
Plaxico Burress, the Giants wide receiver who shot himself in the leg in November and whom Mayor Bloomberg wants sent to prison for gun possession, got his case delayed till June in Manhattan Criminal Court this morning. Though celebrities tend to walk in cases like this, the smart money is betting ... More >>