Holocaust deniers and other groups that spout hate won’t be able to sell their merchandise through MasterCard Worldwide, according to Assemblyman Dov Hikind, who is applauding a decision by the credit card giant to stop doing business with such zany entities. … Full Article
Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Carolyn Demarest has delayed SUNY Downstate's transfer of all assets back to Long Island College Hospital (LICH) until Sept. 6, while critical services are restored. … Full Article
The Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed for repairs for 36 hours this weekend.
The New York City Department of Transportation says the bridge lanes will be closed from midnight Friday until noon Sunday. … Full Article
The 34 City Council members who voted to override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of the Community Safety Act – legislation that creates an inspector general to monitor the New York Police Department – performed a heroic act, the president of the NAACP said Thursday. … Full Article
The cost of housing New York City's inmates last year was $167,000 per inmate.
That's according to the Independent Budget Office's first-ever study of the city's jails. More than 12,000 inmates were jailed on an average day. … Full Article
New York police have been given two layers of oversight in two weeks that are intended to balance the force's culture of aggressive crime prevention tactics with the civil liberties of the New Yorkers they've sworn to protect. … Full Article