Airbnb and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office have reached an uneasy truce today in the AG's quest to get his hands on information about the apartment-sharing site's roughly 15,000 New York users. In a joint agreement announced today, Airbnb says they'll hand over a list of their N ... 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 >>
Early Monday, Airbnb launched a petition drive among its hosts and users to stop New York state's legal offensive against the company. Hoping to hit 20,000 signatures by October 20, one Airbnb host going by the name Mishelle has pledged to hand-deliver the petition to the New York Senate to stop the ... More >>
Two months after announcing their merger, Seamless and GrubHub are finally getting the greenlight from New York State. But it comes at a price: To make sure the takeout barons don't monopolize the "food technology" industry (which is increasingly a thing), Seamless must end its exclusivity agreement ... More >>
Major League Baseball is coming out, swinging. The professional baseball league produced a new Code of Conduct to better guard against homophobia on the field and in locker rooms. The announcement was made yesterday in conjunction with the New York State Attorney General's office and the MLB Players ... More >>
Governor Andrew Cuomo and Disgraced former state Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada have had a fairly touchy relationship -- the gov accused Espada of being a criminal back when he was attorney general, and Espada charged that Cuomo was just an overzealous prosecutor on a witch hunt. Today, as the ... More >>
It's fairly well known at this point that 71-year-old disgraced Assemblyman Vito Lopez is a dirty, dirty old man -- multiple women have filed complaints against him alleging various acts of sexual misconduct; former female staffers describe Lopez's office as a place where there is a "culture" that p ... More >>
Michael PremoThe group Organizing for Occupation will bring Occupy Wall Street to Downtown Brooklyn on Thursday, in a joint action from the two groups at Brooklyn Supreme Cout that will call for an end to foreclosure auctions. "O4O" first made news in August, when their members surrounded t ... More >>
Another police officer secretly tapes his precinct—this time in the Bronx
Here's how she beat the racket.
Thanks to State Senator Russell Pearce and Governor Jan Brewer
In a city of slumlords and broke-ass apartment buildings, these stand out.
As an adult home deteriorated, a veteran jurist and a lawyer shared cocktails and dinner
Prosecutor Linda Fairstein May Have Tried Too Hard