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Spitzer, Silverstein, Björk Plan Cocktail Summit In what may be the most bizarre event line-up of the year, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D), New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D), World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein and his wife Klara, Icelandic musician Björk and \”Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind\” director Michel Gondry will be honored at The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council\’s annual spring benefit, \”The Downtown Dinner.\” The \”artistic visionaries,\” \”governmental leaders\” and \”developers\” will be honored May 3… [More]

Family Court Continues Struggle with Caseload

Written by City & State on . Posted in News & Features, Trials/Hearings

Understaffed and overwhelmed, New York family courts need more judges to handle a recent spike in caseloads, according to the state's top judge and several city officials.

“We are desperately short of judicial resources," said New York Chief Judge Judith Kaye in her February State of the Judiciary speech. “Aside from the pressures and demands of the stressful cases brought to Family Court, the volume of filings continues to soar."

Though three State Supreme...… [More]

The Assembly's Unlikely Farm Team

Written by City & State on . Posted in Environment, News & Features

Tuesday mornings in Albany during the legislative session are likely to find Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal (D) focusing on issues like maple syrup production, the dairy industry and upstate apple crops.

That is because Rosenthal, who represents Manhattan's Upper West Side, is one of four city legislators who serve on the Agriculture Committee,...… [More]