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A guard at New York"s Rikers Island is charged with beating a handcuffed inmate

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A correction officer at New .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 20th, 2017

An ex-guard at New York City"s Rikers jail is set for trial over the fatal beating of an inmate

NYPDNEW YORK (Reuters) - A former guard at New York’s troubled Rikers Island jail complex is set to go on trial for the fatal 2012 beating of an inmate. Brian Coll, 47, faces up to life in prison if he is convicted by a federal jury in Manhattan on .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 2nd, 2016

A New York jail guard pleaded guilty to covering up an inmate"s death

Thomson ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) - A suspended guard at New York City's Rikers Island jail complex pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges that he tried to cover up an assault by a fellow officer that led to the death of an inmate in 2012. Byron Taylor, 32,.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 20th, 2016

Six Rikers Island guards sentenced to prison over inmate beating

AP Six guards at New York City's Rikers Island jail complex were sentenced on Friday to prison for the 2012 beating of an inmate that left him with fractured eye sockets and a broken nose. It was one of the highest-profile prosecutions brought against Rik.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 16th, 2016

Rikers Island Guard Found Guilty in Beating Death of Prisoner

Ronald Spear wore glasses and typically walked with a cane. While the 52-year-old awaited trial at Rikers Island, a city jail so violent it’s currently under federal oversight, he was housed in a medical unit because his kidneys were failing and he need.....»»

Category: topSource: newsweekDec 15th, 2016

Prosecutors: Ex-NYC math teacher ran $70M Ponzi scheme

A Long Island man fired from his New York City teaching job more than a decade ago has been charged with running a $70 million Ponzi scheme......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJun 1st, 2017

Ruddy ruminates on remaking Rikers

Architect Nancy Ruddy thinks she should be sent to Rikers Island. The co-founder of New York-based CetraRuddy said the notorious prison would be her top pick of choice assignments. “It would be exciting to reposition the island into a new vibrant waterf.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyMay 4th, 2017

Another runway at LaGuardia won"t alleviate the airport"s notorious delays

Getty ImagesNow with the blessing of Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City is one step closer toward closing Rikers Island, the infamous prison that has had a his.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 17th, 2017

Another runway to LaGuardia won"t alleviate the airport"s notorious delays

Getty Images(NYC Aviation) — Now with the blessing of Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City is one step closer toward closing Rikers Island, the infamous prison that has had a history of.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 17th, 2017

New York City will close one of the most notorious jails in the US

Associated Press/Bebeto MatthewsNew York City will close its notorious Rikers Island jail complex, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced at a .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 31st, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: Report expected to urge closing Rikers Island jail

An independent panel led by New York state former chief judge Jonathan Lippman will recommend closing the jail at Rikers Island, according to a person familiar with the matter......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 30th, 2017

The New York Post: Man pleads guilty to money laundering to get out of Rikers Island, suit claims

Altura St. Michael Ewers was accused of helping a Manhattan fund manager friend bilk investors......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 20th, 2017

Jay Z Says Rikers Island Jail Should Be Closed

The rapper and mogul produced a new docuseries about Kalief Browder, a New York teenager who committed suicide after spending two years in solitary confinement on Rikers Island without trial......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJan 26th, 2017

Three former jail guards were arrested for beating an inmate and ripping out his dreadlocks to keep as a "trophy"

REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three former New York state jail guards were arrested on Wednesday on federal charges that they participated in the 2013 beating of an inmate who suffered life-threatening injuries and had a clump of dreadlocks r.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 21st, 2016

Former Governors Island Coast Guard dorm converted to marine sciences school

A former U.S. Coast Guard dormitory on Governors Island has been converted to a school for marine sciences. The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) and the architectural firm of John Ciardullo, P.C. announced the completion of the Marine and.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklySep 15th, 2016

Critics deem de Blasio"s Rikers Island plan too cautious

Backing up his pledge to close the Rikers Island jail complex, Mayor Bill de Blasio  released a road map for doing so, but warned that it would be "a long and difficult path." “We are not... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyork11 hr. 40 min. ago

Dana to Provide Driveshaft, Gearboxes for New York Wheel

Dana Incorporated (DAN) announced that it is supplying driveshaft assemblies and gearboxes for the New York Wheel, the 630-foot observation wheel, which is presently under construction in St. George, Staten Island. Dana Incorporated D.....»»

Category: topSource: zacksJun 20th, 2017

The business case for closing Rikers

There is an economic case for closing the jail on Rikers Island, and it has nothing to do with the savings taxpayers would realize by reforming the city's 19th-century approach to criminal justice.... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 20th, 2017

11 vintage photos of New York City"s most famous beach in its glory days

AP ImagesFor over a century, Coney Island has been attracting New Yorkers and tourists alike to its san.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 18th, 2017

How companies can reap NYC"s benefits for less

In New York, you can accomplish more in a day than in an entire week anywhere else—the city virtually shrinks the global economy into a 13-by-3-mile island. Being in the center of the business... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJun 15th, 2017

Cornell Tech unveils plans to reach Net Zero at The Bloomberg Center

Cornell Tech, under construction on Roosevelt Island in New York City, recently announced details of its plan to achieve N.....»»

Category: realestateSource: bdcnetworkJun 15th, 2017