Union Leaders on Trial for Racketeering

By SHAKIRA SEALEY A trial date was set for September 24th in Manhattan Supreme Court for two union leaders of a minority labor coalition who were accused of extorting money…

After Sandy, changed plans for riverfront

By JULIA JOHN-SCHEDER Following Hurricane Sandy, ideas for improving lower Manhattan’s East River waterfront have shifted from the aesthetic to the practical as city officials, planners and residents seek to…

PTA Embezzler Cools Her Heels

BY CLAUDIO MARTINO & SALVATORE ROMANO A 15-day extension on her repayment plan was granted in court on Tuesday for the former Cobble Hill PTA official who embezzled $82,000 from…

Charter School Applicants Break Record

By JULIA JOHN-SCHEDER Charter school leaders and parents on Tuesday forecast “big trouble” ahead as a record number of students were applying for seats in a system that has not…
Getting a Leg Up in Rockette Auditions

Getting a Leg Up in Rockette Auditions

By ROBERT GARCIA The dancers were led into elevators by a security guard yelling “good luck!” from the West 55th Street entrance of Radio City Music Hall. The young women…

Ex-Inspector Testifies at Stop-and-Frisk Trial

By Rachel Silberstein and Julia John-Scheder Police supervisors did not routinely discuss stop-and-frisk paperwork with officers before signing off on the forms, a retired inspector testified on Tuesday at the…