New York City Appoints Four New Judges

Dec 20, 17 New York City Appoints Four New Judges

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Lawrence K. Marks, Chief Administrative Judge in New York, announced on Tuesday the appointment of four new appointments of judges to administrative roles in the local court system. Justice Anthony Cannataro will serve as administrative judge for New York City Civil Court Justice Desmond A. Green will be the new administrative...

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5Pointz Owner Libel for Destroying Graffiti Art

Nov 12, 17 5Pointz Owner Libel for Destroying Graffiti Art

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A jury found owner of the 5Pointz complex in Long Island City, Queens, guilty of destroying graffiti art when he tore down the building as part of his plans for developing the area. Three years ago, Jerry Wolkoff, a New York City real estate developer, had the 5Pointz group of buildings torn down after close to twenty years of...

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ISIS Sympathizer Gets Maximum Sentence in Brooklyn

Oct 30, 17 ISIS Sympathizer Gets Maximum Sentence in Brooklyn

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Despite pleas for sympathy and a show of regret, Uzbek national Abdurasul Juraboev was handed the maximum sentence of 15 years for plotting attacks of a terrorist nature. Juraboev pleaded guilty to following ISIS and planning overseas terrorist attacks as well as attacks on US soil in 2014. He also threatened then-President Barack...

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Prospect Park Says No to Cars

Oct 24, 17 Prospect Park Says No to Cars

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After a successful trial period as a car-free zone from July to September, Prospect Park is about to embark on this ambitious move on a permanent basis. Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement on Monday: Prospect Park will no longer allow entrance to cars on the parks entire loop drive, beginning on January 2, 1918. The New York...

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Bay Ridge R-Train Station Open Again for Business

Oct 16, 17 Bay Ridge R-Train Station Open Again for Business

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After a six-month closure for major improvements, the 102-year-old station in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn is serving commuters again. The station, which offers R train service, now has new digital information signage, countdown clocks, charging ports for phones and other devices, better, brighter lighting, and beautiful new artwork. MTA...

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Judge Says He Can’t Promise El Chapo’s Lawyers Will Get Paid

Aug 15, 17 Judge Says He Can’t Promise El Chapo’s Lawyers Will Get Paid

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US District Judge Brian Cogan did not make accused drug lord “El Chapo’s” lawyers feel reassured about their eventual compensation at Monday’s Brooklyn hearing. When the hearing commenced Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was seen waving to his wife and twin daughters, who were viewing the proceedings from the second row of the public...

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