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Brooklyn defendant denied habeas petition

A man’s request to be released from prison, on the grounds that his conviction was invalid due to improper jury instructions and an error in the sentencing charge, was denied by Brooklyn Federal Court Judge Roslynn Mauskopf. … Full Article
 

Member of Al-Qaeda affiliate indicted in Brooklyn Federal Court

An indictment was unsealed Tuesday in federal court in Brooklyn charging a Nigerian citizen with providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (“AQAP”), and using high-powered firearms in furtherance of that crime.  The United S … Full Article
 

James seeks to move from City Council to public advocate’s office

The public advocate’s office operates on a budget of $2.2 million a year, a paltry sum by city government standards. But Councilwoman Letitia “Tish” James said she isn’t daunted by that fact. … Full Article
 

Pulitzer-Prize finalist to discuss story of Abraham and Isaac in Park Slope

In celebration of the Jewish New Year, Pulitzer Prize-finalist James Goodman will appear at Congregation Beth Elohim in Park Slope to discuss the story of Abraham and Isaac. … Full Article
 

Markowitz says Squadron ‘knows how to get results’

Borough President Marty Markowitz threw his support behind state Sen. Daniel Squadron in the race for public advocate, citing Squadron's record of results in office and his vision for the public advocate’s role as the reasons for his support. … Full Article
 

Battle of debates: B’klyn D.A. candidate backs out of scheduled debate, claims incumbent has done the same

The final debate between Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes and the challenger to his seat, Ken Thompson, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. … Full Article
 

Levin’s council colleagues endorse his re-election bid

Members of the City Council’s Progressive Caucus have endorsed one of their own for re-election. … Full Article
 

Priceless On Pier 6: Brooklyn Bridge Park unveils stunning renderings

Here's a first look at a new recreation area planned for Brooklyn Bridge Park, on the two-thirds of Pier 6 that is currently undeveloped. … Full Article
 

Tickets available for 4th annual ‘TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint’

Advance tickets for the 4th Annual TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint have officially gone on sale via brownpapertickets.com. … Full Article
 

Interfaith Medical Center shutdown postponed

Interfaith Medical Center in Bedford-Stuyvesant, which was slated to begin shutting down on Monday, has received a reprieve until at least September 11, following a legal action by Public Advocate Bill de Blasio last week in Federal Bankruptcy Court.  … Full Article
 

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