Courts and Law

After an unexpected legal battle on the issue of residency, Brooklyn resident and Democrat challenger for New York state governor has been allowed to remain on the Sept. 9 primary ballot.  … Full Article

Trump stopped from challenging Coney Island tenant rent reduction

A Brooklyn judge has stopped the real estate magnate Donald Trump from challenging a rent reduction order for tenants in the Coney Island complex Trump Village Apartments.  … Full Article

Felix Ortiz opens Brooklyn legal help center

Assemblyman Felix W. Ortiz (right) is joined by staffers (left to right) Cristian Guevara, Louis H. … Full Article

VIDEO: Brooklyn DA Thompson discusses borough's pot policies

Marijuana use and how law enforcement is handling it has become a hot-button issue around the country. Medical marijuana use has been passed in a very limited number of circumstances here in New York and is already legalized in Washington and Colorado. … Full Article

Howe’s ‘Summer Stroll’ on Third Ave. envy of other neighborhoods

Thousands of “strollers” from various neighborhoods — including Bensonhurst, Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Williamsburg — descended upon Third Avenue in Bay Ridge on Fridays, July 18 and 25, for what has become the city’s most popular “Summer Stroll” event. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Man survives subway fall, sues for damages

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Arthur M. Schack listens as Mark Yagerman (standing, right), trial counsel to defense attorney Wallace D. Gossett, conducts a direct examination of a witness in the case of Johnny Searcy v. NYCTA & MTA last week in Kings County Civil Term. … Full Article

Brooklyn principal arrested on drug charges

A Brooklyn elementary school principal has been arrested on charges of trying to smuggle drugs into a maximum-security upstate prison.  Sadie Silver, principal at P.S. 28 Warren Prep Academy, allegedly attempted to smuggle heroin and prescription drugs into Coxsackie Correctional Facility. … Full Article

Former reBar owner sentenced to jail for tax fraud

The owner of a popular Brooklyn wedding venue was sentenced Monday to three- and one-third to 10 years behind bars for failing to pay state and city sales taxes. … Full Article

Caribbean-American Chamber announces upcoming gala's honorees

The Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) held a membership roundtable and power breakfast meeting at its headquarters in the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Friday. … Full Article

SKETCHES OF COURT: Lucky Star seeks Yellowstone injunction

In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Carolyn Demarest listens as the plaintiff’s attorney, Perry Ian Tischler (far left), conducts a direct examination during an order to show cause appearance last week in Kings County Civil Term. … Full Article

Judge blocks Brooklyn Bridge Park from approving Pier 6 towers, for now

A park advocacy group obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) in state Supreme Court on Friday which prevents Brooklyn Bridge Park from signing off on two controversial residential towers planned for the park’s Pier 6. … Full Article

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