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Hanging of posters constitutes harassment, verbal threats may not, says Brooklyn judge

Brooklyn Criminal Court Judge Michael Gerstein ruled that an artist’s hanging of posters accusing a fellow artist of child molestation is enough to constitute aggravated harassment while verbal threats may not.
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Levin says: Turn vacant lots into public gardens

Calling on New Yorkers with green thumbs! … Full Article
 

Fathers ‘& Sons’ struggle to connect in new novel

The ghost of J.D. Salinger hovers over David Gilbert's new novel, "& Sons” (Random House). Set amid the wealth and privilege of Manhattan's toniest neighborhood, the novel centers on A.N. Dyer, a reclusive author best known for his coming-of-age story set in a boys' prep school. … Full Article
 

What price light & air from a neighboring lot?

How much value do prospective renters or purchasers put on light and air – access to some sunshine to keep the back of a building from feeling cave-like and breezes to reduce the need for air-conditioning, at least a little? … Full Article
 

SUNY Downstate under investigation by Brooklyn DA

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said at a press conference on Tuesday that Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes has  scheduled a hearing for next Monday to consider holding SUNY Downstate Medical Center in contempt for violating an order keeping Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in operation. … Full Article
 

Cumbo reaches $100,000 mark in fundraising

City Council hopeful Laurie Cumbo, who made news when she filed an astounding 10,000 petition signatures with the Board of Elections to secure a place on the ballot for the September Democratic Primary, is now boasting that her campaign has raised an impressive $100,000 in donations. … Full Article
 

De Blasio: SUNY contempt hearing set in LICH court order violation

State Supreme Court Justice Baynes set the date for a hearing to hold SUNY Downstate Medical Center in contempt for violating a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) keeping Long Island College Hospital (LICH) open, according to the Public Advocate’s office. … Full Article
 

Checking out Red Hook's Brooklyn Crab

In the last 40 years, Brooklyn has evolved from a joke to the 'hood to a brand. Today, neighborhoods all over the borough are flourishing. … Full Article
 

Mobb Deep's 'Prodigy' to launch new book in DUMBO

This past June, Albert "Prodigy" Johnson of the seminal hip-hop duo Mobb Deep inaugurated Infamous Books, a revolutionary partnership that  … Full Article
 

Appellate Division rules SUNY must keep LICH open, but not entirely

Appellate Division Judge Robert Miller late Monday ordered SUNY Downstate to maintain the level of service at Long Island College Hospital (LICH) that was provided at the hospital as of 4 p.m. on Friday. … Full Article
 

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