Tag: Manhattan (NYC)

19 Women Accused a Gynecologist of Abuse. Why Didn’t He Go to Prison?

The Manhattan district attorney’s office shocked a state judge in 2011 when it recommended that the financier Jeffrey Epstein be given the lowest possible sex offender status despite accusations that he had sexually abused dozens of girls. The judge refused, and the district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., later reversed his stance, saying his assistant […]

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How a Band of Surfer Dudes Pulled Off the Biggest Jewel Heist in N.Y. History

For its 150th anniversary, the Museum of Natural History is celebrating its many historic moments, from its 1869 founding, to the 1902 discovery of the first T-Rex skeleton, to the creation of the Teddy Roosevelt statue erected out front in 1940. One milestone not on that list: the biggest jewel heist in New York history, […]

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Trump Taxes: Justice Dept. Asks Judges to Block Subpoena

The Justice Department asked a federal appeals court on Friday to stop the release of President Trump’s tax returns to the Manhattan district attorney’s office, arguing that local prosecutors should have to meet a very high legal bar before investigating a sitting president. The filing meant Mr. Trump’s own Justice Department was lending support to […]

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Ruling on Trump’s Tax Returns: 5 Takeaways

On Monday, a federal judge issued a ruling that effectively ordered President Trump’s accountants to turn over eight years of his personal and corporate tax returns to the Manhattan district attorney. Mr. Trump’s lawyers immediately appealed the decision, and an appeals court temporarily blocked the ruling. So for now, the president can keep his financial […]

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Trump Ordered to Turn Over 8 Years of Tax Returns to the Manhattan D.A.

A federal judge on Monday rejected a bold argument from President Trump that sitting presidents are immune from criminal investigations, allowing the Manhattan district attorney’s office to subpoena eight years of the president’s personal and corporate tax returns. Lawyers for Mr. Trump quickly told the court they would appeal the ruling from Judge Victor Marrero […]

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Tekashi69’s Testimony Leads to Convictions for 2 Gang Members

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] During his three days as a star witness in a racketeering trial, the rapper Tekashi69 portrayed the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods as a ruthless enterprise whose members used intimidation and violence to coerce enemies and commit crimes. The rapper, […]

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Cars All but Banned on One of Manhattan’s Busiest Streets

New York City has been steadily taking space away from cars since the first pedestrian plazas were carved out of the asphalt streetscape more than a decade ago. Roads that were once the exclusive domain of cars have been squeezed to make way for bike and bus-only lanes. Precious parking spots have been turned into […]

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Inside the F.B.I. File of Trump’s Mentor, Roy Cohn

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] When the F.B.I. released a fat stack of documents about the notorious New York lawyer Roy Cohn on Friday, there were mentions of Ed Sullivan, Jimmy Hoffa, the Detroit Lions fullback Nick Pietrosante, W. Mark Felt (the F.B.I. agent […]

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Jason Moran’s Jazz Journey at the Whitney Upends Space and Time

At the Whitney Museum of American Art last week, Jason Moran and his Bandwagon trio had been playing for about 10 minutes inside a replica of the stage at the Three Deuces, a bebop club from 1940s New York, when he suddenly got up from the piano and snaked through the crowd assembled inside the […]

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Princeton Graduate Killed Father Over Allowance. He Got 30 Years to Life.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Nearly five years ago, Thomas Gilbert Jr. showed up unannounced at his parents’ Midtown Manhattan apartment and asked to speak alone with his father about business. Minutes later, his father, a hedge fund manager, lay dead with a gunshot […]

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Why Construction Noise Is Keeping You Up at 3 A.M.

It barely mattered, night or day, weekend or not, when the clangor of old metal cabinets being heaved into dumpsters would invade Michael Riley’s Manhattan apartment, disrupting all manner of peace. Mr. Riley, 64, a distinguished research scientist at Google, said that he had considered spending $40,000 to install sound-dampening windows but had ultimately settled […]

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Looming Presence in Drug Conspiracy Case: Honduras’s President

When a former Honduran congressman goes on trial next week in Manhattan, charged with conspiring to import cocaine into the United States, his older brother will be absent from the courtroom but will loom large over the case. That older brother, Juan Orlando Hernández, is the president of Honduras, and an ally of President Trump […]

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