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Norman Siegel

OWS Sues NYC Over 3,000 Confiscated Books

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2012 | New York

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK, May 24 (Reuters) - Occupy Wall Street filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against New York City, claiming authori...

Michael Calderone

Will British Hacking Scandal Follow Murdoch To U.S.?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.19.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- The News of the World phone-hacking scandal that exploded in England last summer with a spate of arrests, resignations and several ongoing...

How Mayor Bloomberg's Projects Evade City Review

nytimes.com | DAVID W. CHEN and MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM | Posted 08.28.2011 | New York

It has never been easy for a mayor to get things done in New York City, where every government proposal must navigate a thicket of community groups, p...

The Appointment of Cathie Black and Bloomberg's Abuse of Power

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Leonie Haimson

Cathie Black's appointment has provoked a firestorm of controversy, with the entire city waking up to the way in which the mayor's has used his power to disregard the normal rules of civil conduct.

Police Surveillance of Parents Protesting Bloomberg's Privatization of Public Schools

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Leonie Haimson

On Thursday, hundreds protested across the street from where Mayor Bloomberg lives against his proposals to force mass closings of public schools. Members of the NYPD were taking pictures.

Educating for Democracy: A Demonstration Against School Closings

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Shatzky

On Thursday a group of about 300 teachers, students, parents, and supporters demonstrated in front of Mayor Bloomberg's home to protest his decision to close 20 public schools.

Mayor Mike and the Imam

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Perhaps we should be relieved the feds are trying Khalid Sheikh Mohamed. If left to the locals, we might have a lapse like City Hall's invitation to a Brooklyn imam linked to the first World Trade Center attack.

The Lieutenant's Death That Will Not Die

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

The widow of an Emergency Service lieutenant who killed himself a year ago is blaming the tragedy on Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, his spokesman and other unnamed top brass.

Harlem -- Night Before The Primary

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reverend Billy

Corruption has taken a sophisticated form. It has been enlarged from the usual millions under the table, unchanged since Tammany Hall and beyond, to the modern era of marketing.

New York Elections Cheat Sheet

Our Town | Charlotte Eichna and Dan Rivoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

During the past few months, these papers have provided ongoing coverage of the various candidates vying for office this fall, as well as overviews of ...

NYPD Sets Stop-And-Frisks Record In 2008

Norman Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Norman Siegel

In 2008 the NYPD set a new record with 531,159 stop-and-frisks. During the first three months of 2009 they were on pace to shatter that record. This was happening even as the news media was focused on the arrest of Professor Gates.

The Advocate In A Time Of Economic Crisis

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Harry Moroz

In a period in which more respect and political authority has been placed in our ombudspersons, New York City has not put its money where its mouth is.

Lucky Finds Her Prince Charming in Prince Harry

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Wendy Diamond

Lucky and I dropped by the New York League of Humane Voters City Council event and listened to politicians jockeying for top-dog positions.