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July 26, 2016 | New York Times

During the single-digit temperatures in winter 2015, the family, with five children, had no heat and no hot water. That, the authorities say, was not even the worst of conditions the tenants endured as the last rent-stabilized holdouts in a building undergoing renovations so the landlord could attract higher-paying tenants in East Harlem. The water in the...

July 20, 2016 | DNAinfo

The man who fatally struck a beloved East Village vendor when he plowed his car into the worker while high on PCP and methamphetamine was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder, aggravated vehicular homicide and other charges. Shaun Martin, 35, was high on drugs while speeding down Second Avenue on the morning of June 19, 2013, when his Nissan Altima suddenly...

July 13, 2016 | Wall Street Journal

A New York State Supreme Court judge on Wednesday ordered a general contractor to air televised public-service announcements about worksite safety as punishment for its role in the 2015 death of an Ecuadorean immigrant at a Manhattan job site.


July 12, 2016 | New York Daily News

A tough judge Tuesday gave a life sentence to a career felon who threatened and robbed two women — and ripped the ex-con for refusing to let a juror leave while the panelist's father-in-law was gravely ill.

July 12, 2016 | New York Post

A former Manhattan bank manager convicted of stealing nearly $180,000 from an elderly, blind woman was sentenced Tuesday to two to six years in prison.

July 09, 2016 | CBS This Morning

…This fall, New York’s education program will expand over the objections of state lawmakers, who rebuffed Governor Andrew Cuomo’s request for more money. So instead, Cuomo teamed up with Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance to divert $7.5 million in criminal forfeiture money to add at least 800 more students. “This is a public safety...

July 09, 2016 | NPR

Across the country Friday, top law enforcement officials have been speaking out, including here in New York, where Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance issued a forceful statement...

July 07, 2016 | New York Daily News

A crazed BMW driver was convicted of manslaughter Thursday for erratic driving that killed a pedestrian on the Lower East Side... He “endangered the lives of pedestrians and drivers alike as he continued barreling down the street — with no regard for our laws or the safety of his fellow New Yorkers — before eventually crashing into a...

July 06, 2016 | Bloomberg Technology

The ringleader of a hacking scheme that targeted EBay Inc.’s online ticket exchange StubHub was sentenced to as long as 12 years behind bars, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said. Vadim Polyakov, 32, was one of six men indicted in July 2014 on charges related to the ring, which stole personal data online and then used the information to buy tickets for...

June 30, 2016 | DNA Info

A Long Island man who hid in a tree after sexually assaulting a woman in a Stuyvesant Town elevator in 2014 was convicted on Wednesday for that incident and two other attacks in the East Village, according to Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr.

Juan Scott, 28, pleaded guilty in Manhattan Supreme Court to first degree burglary as a sexually motivated...