Gender ‘X’ is now a third option on NYC birth certificates
Oct10

Gender ‘X’ is now a third option on NYC birth certificates

New York City residents will have three gender options on their birth certificates, with the addition of “X” now official. The legislation to add the third gender option, signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio Tuesday, will allow adults born in the five boroughs to alter the gender originally listed on their birth certificates without a letter from a medical or mental health professional. The law takes effect in January. “New Yorkers should...

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SORRY TO TELL YOU THIS –  SHE LIED.
Oct04

SORRY TO TELL YOU THIS – SHE LIED.

Most of the decent people in this country are not in the business of dealing with liars and exposing them.  I doubt that many of you have ever been in a position to cross examine an alleged victim of a sexual assault. Back in day, when I used to practice criminal defense law, long long ago, I did have that job to do. Invariably, just as we heard, the victims of sexual assault, which we called “rape” back then, did not necessarily...

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UN General Assembly traffic guide: Manhattan street closures
Sep24

UN General Assembly traffic guide: Manhattan street closures

Attention motorists: It’s that time of year again, the General Assembly of the United Nations runs now through Oct. 5. As dignitaries from around the world converge on the city, various streets on the East Side will be closed to accommodate travel around the United Nations building, located at 405 E. 42nd St. Each day will feel like a new puzzle for drivers in Manhattan. But don’t fret, here is your cheat sheet for avoiding the...

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Brooklyn Heights Promenade could close for 6 years under BQE construction plan
Sep24

Brooklyn Heights Promenade could close for 6 years under BQE construction plan

The Brooklyn Heights Promenade could be closed for six years under a construction plan to repair the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, known as the BQE. New York City Department of Transportation officials unveiled on Thursday two construction options for replacing a run-down 1.5 mile stretch of the BQE from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street. Since the Brooklyn Heights Promenade — a 1,826-foot-long scenic pedestrian walkway — is constructed...

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Texan publisher of 3D guns jailed on sex assault charge
Sep24

Texan publisher of 3D guns jailed on sex assault charge

A Texas man running a 3D printed guns company was on Sunday booked into a Houston jail on a charge of sexual assault after Taiwanese officials sent him back to the US, where he is accused of having sex with an underage girl. Cody Wilson, 30, flew to Taiwan after learning he was under investigation and was picked up by Taiwanese authorities on Friday after his US passport was annulled, police said. Wilson was deported on Saturday. He...

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