Six hedge funds are seeking to sue JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and other banks for their role in a $3.65 billion Ponzi scheme. The hedge funds claim that they lost a combined $177 million to Tom Petters, the Minnesota-based CEO who was convicted for the fraud and sentenced to 50- ... More >>
[UPDATE]: Testimony at the 9/11 military tribunal trial at Guantanamo Bay will be subject to censorship, according to court documents released yesterday. Judge Col. James Pohl ruled last week that the testimony of the defendants, including alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, could conta ... More >>
You might know Shepard Fairey. If you don't, you probably do or at least haven't realized yet. The Los Angeles man behind Obey and one of the stars in street artist Banksy's mockumentary, "Exit Through the Gift Shop," has risen to fame in the contemporary art world, partly because he created one of ... More >>
Former New York City police officer Michael "Rape Cop" Pena was convicted yesterday of three of the top charges against him for the sexual assault of a teacher last summer, and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance pledges to show him no mercy when he's sentenced in May. "In this brutal attack ... More >>
An unlikely activist's battle with the NYPD's frisky business
Is the new broom actually just, 'another mouthpiece for the mayor'?
A Manhattan Supreme Court judge declared a mistrial this morning in the case of 42-year-old David Tarloff, the schizophrenic accused of murdering a psychologist with a meat cleaver on the Upper East Side two years ago.
On the eve of the mayoral election, Bill Thompson is suddenly facing a lawsuit that accuses him of engaging in a "blatant fraud" when he acquired his $2.1 million Harlem home in 2008. Franklyn Castro, who fought unsuccessfully to block the court-compelled sale of his restored brownstone at ... More >>
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 >>
This article was reported and written by Wayne Barrett and Georgia Bobley. In the glut of City Council races this season, one candidate stands above the crowd of unknowns, ex-firefighter Peter Gleason, who's challenging downtown incumbent Alan Gerson. Gleason has magically emerged from the shadows ... More >>
Does anyone remember that the Democrats came within 500 votes last year of having a 33 to 29 majority in the New York State Senate, a margin that would have averted the current chaos and maybe even led to passage of the gay marriage bill? It took three months for the Board of Elect ... More >>
The rapper Papoose exploded in a fit of anger outside a Manhattan courtroom this morning just moments after his tearful bride-to-be, Remy Ma, faced down an eight-year sentence for shooting a woman outside of a West Side hot spot last summer. Papoose—whose plans to wed Remy got put on ice yest ... More >>
Daniel Peckham won't leave his Chelsea apartmentnot even for the $800 one-bedroom on West 69th Street his landlord offered to get him out. Is he crazy?
Long plagued by Johnny Friendlys, dockworkers fight to take back a mob-infested union
NEST school kerfuffle pits working class, one rich visionary against slightly privileged middle tier
Bi-positional Bloomberg and the gay-marriage ruling
Bi-positional Bloomberg assails gay marriage in court
How the mayor quietly backed down from his post–9-11 challenge to Fulani
Porn, coke, and embezzlement: A former Giuliani aide's shameful path to prison
Transit Union Leaders Find an Old Real Estate Deal Smells
An Ally of Senators and Mayors Is Charged With Fraud
State's Top Expert in Schools Case Has Controversial Racial History
Pataki Court Decision Cites Schools as Track to Service Careers
But How Black Is Mark Green?
Terrorism Expert Takes on His Critics
Lattanzio Reached Out to Another Influential Councilman
The Polices Sunday-Night Tunnel Vision
Could the Probe of a Top Eco Cop Affect New York's Senate Race?
A black protest leader reemerges three years after the 'massacre' at a Harlem clothing store. But why?