During the trial, Weinstein’s attorneys attempted to discredit the witnesses and prove their encounters with the producer were consensual. For instance, his attorneys focused on the fact that Mann had been in a relationship with Weinstein and produced emails in which she praised him to counter her depiction of their relationship as abusive and “extremely degrading.” When Weinstein’s attorneys pressed Mann on why she remained with Weinstein, she testified: “I do want the jury to know he is my rapist, and I hope I can continue to explain the dynamic of why I engaged with him. I mean, he raped me.” … [Read more...] about Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty on Rape, Sexual Assault Charges in New York Case
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The taste of the breakfast sandwich—particularly of bacon, egg and American cheese on a kaiser roll—takes me home to New York City. Back in high school, I would to save up loose change so I could get one for $3 every couple of weeks, and I marvelled at the high return of deliciousness brought on by such workaday ingredients. It’s a feeling I’ve passively wanted to return to in the years since I left home, but no one has really come as close as Binney Park in downtown Oakland. … [Read more...] about I miss New York City-style breakfast sandwiches, and that’s OK.
"On the first night, Danny promised his mother and father he wouldn't come home until he bought his brother home with him," Lieutenant Mickey Conboy of Rescue Co. 3 told CNN affiliate WCBS on Sunday. "On the 11th day, Danny miraculously found his brother Tommy in the rubble at the World Trade Center." … [Read more...] about A New York City firefighter who helped recover his brother’s body from Ground Zero has died from 9/11-related cancer
“They wanted me to roll all the time,” Franzese told Newsday in 2019. “I couldn’t do that. Because it’s my principle. I could never give a guy up because I knew what jail was. I wouldn’t put a dog in a jail pod.” … [Read more...] about ‘Sonny’ Franzese, legendary New York mobster, dead at 103
Cali was shot at least six times in front of his Staten Island home while his wife and young children were inside. The suspect allegedly ran Cali over with his pick-up truck and fled the scene, the New York Post reported. Cali was transported to Staten Island University Hospital North, where he was pronounced dead. … [Read more...] about Man accused of killing Gambino mob boss Frank Cali formally charged in New York