When the trouble came to 90 Elizabeth Street, it arrived quietly, in a flurry of white papers. They blanketed the mailboxes and the front doors of many of the tenants in the modest Chinatown apartment building, a forbidding snowdrift of eggshell, piled with angry black type. When 43-year-old Betty E ... More >>
On Saturday night, state police, investigators from the New York Attorney General's Office, and the Department of Homeland Security brought an end to a popular attraction held at an abandoned storefront in Queens: a cockfighting ring, where roosters raised in upstate New York and held at a pet store ... More >>
For every person trying to save a loved one, there's one huckster trying to make a buck off that desperation. Monday morning the New York Attorney General's Office announced closure of Nephrologica, Inc., a "company" that charged clients exorbitant fees to procure kidney donations. Owner and CEO Mic ... More >>
Stop-and-frisk is an ineffective, wasteful, sinister program, and now there's data to prove it. New York's Attorney General released a report on Thursday describing in painful detail just how profound a policy failing Commissioner Kelly's pet program is. (The Village Voice would venture that's a mor ... More >>
"@zachjohnson88: @realDonaldTrump please help get this country back from all these idiots and corrupt government #2016 Will be working on it— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2013 This painful shutdown of the federal government has made one thing all too clear: this country n ... More >>
Why did failing A.G. Eric Schneiderman, after years of looking, file his pathetic lawsuit on a SATURDAY afternoon (unheard of)? No case!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2013 Two years ago, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office started investigating a number of for ... More >>
The past couple years have not been kind to Career Education Corporation. The Illinois-based for-profit school is the fourth-largest in the nation; it operates hundreds of campuses across 23 states and 5 countries , and currently serves about 75,000 students. It also appears, if we can use a technic ... More >>
Some good news on the affordable housing front. After a two-month investigation, the New York Attorney General's office has gotten the owners of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village to back off the midterm rent increases they sprang on tenants last May. The turnaround comes as a result of repo ... More >>
In January of 2011, President Obama selected New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in his State of the Union address to lead a banking crime busters force. The creation of the team came on behalf of the Democrat's disenfranchised liberal base, a sect frustrated with the lack of criminal conseq ... More >>
George Scott, former president of Educational Housing Services, will finally pay the price for sucking millions of dollars out of the very organization he founded more than two decades ago. The disgraced former president must repay $4.5 million to the organization -- after agreeing to settlement te ... More >>
As it currently stands, the Second Amendment guarantees U.S. citizens the right to own firearms. But each state is permitted to place its own restrictions on the types of firearms -- and the manner in which they're possessed -- that people are allowed to own.A bill making its way through Congress wo ... More >>
It's no secret that Governor Andrew Cuomo is pretty pissed off with the lack of preparedness New York utilities companies had for Hurricane Sandy. It's also no secret that New York utilities companies have absolutely sucked at responding to power outages caused by the storm -- and Cuomo wants to kno ... More >>
For about a year, a White Plains man who goes by the fitting moniker "Dirtman" has been operating an illegal landfill on two residential properties that he owns in Putnam County. Now, he's going to jail."Dirtman," a.k.a. Anothony Adinolfi, pleaded guilty yesterday to a felony charge of operating an ... More >>
A city judge essentially sentenced Joseph Sdao -- a corrupt former project manager for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, who defrauded the city out of more than $30,000 -- to a 12-weekend timeout yesterday. Judge Martin Marcus of Bronx County Supreme Court sentenced Sdao, 69, of ... More >>
A "head shop" in Long Island will have to stick to selling bongs and patchouli oil after a Nassau County judge ruled that it can no longer sell synthetic drugs like bath salts and fake weed.Following an undercover investigation -- and subsequent lawsuit -- by the New York Attorney General's Office, ... More >>
Running for Congress, George Martinez calls himself the Occupiers' candidate. The rest of the movement isn't so sure.
There's bad news for a Brooklyn assistant district attorney: the law also applies to him -- which is unfortunate considering he's accused of trying to punch a cop who found weed in his car.Brooklyn A.D.A. Yaser Othman, 41, was arrested Saturday after he allegedly tried to punch an NYPD officer in Qu ... More >>
Time for some good news and some bad news. The good news? The online video game accounts of 3,500 sex offenders registered in New York have been closed. The bad news? Apparently, 3,500 registered sex offenders were able to get gaming accounts with platforms frequented by children -- such as Elec ... More >>
If you're an illegal immigrant working in New York, you've got a friend in a pretty high place: the New York Attorney General's Office.Attorney General Eric Schneiderman penned an op-ed yesterday, in which he vows to "never ask your immigration status, or share immigration information with federa ... More >>
Hail to the chief. Today the New York Post introduces us to some of the the New Yorkers running for President. No, Bloomberg didn't get any crazy ideas, and, no, Cuomo's not jumping the gun. Instead these 11 -- 10 from the city and one from Long Island -- have turned in statements of candidacy to th ... More >>
As recently sighted by Alex Aizenberg on the R train between the Atlantic and Union Street stops in Brooklyn, the above, added in magic marker to a posted sign, is an exhortation to pray on the subway. (But don't smoke, litter, or blast your annoying boombox, please.) Also, don't put your feet on th ... More >>
A pre-New Year's Eve deal has been cut between investment big Steven Rattner and outgoing Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to settle charges stemming from Rattner's role in the state pension fund scandal. Rattner, who served as auto czar for President Obama and investment adviser to Mayor Bloomb ... More >>
While foreclosure issues (including a whole bunch of potentially fraudulent -- read, really, really bad --- practices that kicked people out of their homes) have housing markets in the rest of the nation in disarray, the New York City real estate market remains actually sort of...okay. As far ... More >>
Eric SchneidermanThe ongoing war of words between State Senator Eric Schneiderman and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, two of the top candidates for New York Attorney General, is at least novel. Does anyone really think a DA should be blamed, as Schneiderman has Rice, if crime g ... More >>
Check out this smarmy explanation by the Obama White House's tech crew of its new website. Barack Obama's version of the official presidential website, whitehouse.gov, is deeply troubling and downright scary. So far, it's nothing more than puffery. Even under the Bush-Cheney regime, the site in ... More >>
Lehman Brothers maintained its squeaky-clean image by relying on its seamier subsidiary. Just call her Aurora.
By Maria Luisa Tucker A long-running dispute between one of New York's biggest landlords and its tenants has reached a boiling point. The much-despised Pinnacle Group, which owns 420 apartment buildings throughout the city, has elicited a rising number of complaints over the past couple years. In M ... More >>
Another payola settlement promises us better, braver radio. Let's not get too excited just yet.
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