Anna Sorokin, who was accused of posing as a socialite at some of New York City's hottest nightclubs, hotels and even banks, has been convicted of fraud in a trial, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said Thursday. A jury found Sorokin, who went by Anna Delvey, guilty of several felony counts of larceny and four counts of theft of services, a misdemeanor. Sorokin faces up to 15 years in prison on the most serious charge. She is scheduled to be sentenced May 9. Sorokin also faces deportation to Germany because authorities say she overstayed her visa. Under her assumed name, Sorokin deceived friends and financial institutions into believing she had a fortune of about $67 million overseas that would cover her high-end clothing, luxury hotel stays and trans-Atlantic travel. She claimed her father was a diplomat or an oil baron and went to extraordinary lengths to have others pay her way. Prosecutors alleged that she promised one friend an all-expenses paid trip to Morocco but then … [Read more...] about “Fake heiress” Anna Sorokin, accused of bilking New York City’s elite, convicted of fraud
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President Trump's hometown could make his famous real estate properties go green. A new bill approved by the New York City Council last week will make thousands of large buildings in the city — including those bearing the president's name — comply with strict environmental regulations. "President Trump might scrutinize or even outright deny the existence of climate change, but New York City is committed to fighting its drastic effects, which pose a serious threat to our future," Council Member Costa Constantinides, a Queens Democrat who led the effort, told CBS News."Reports show Trump Tower and other properties are among the dirtiest emitters in the Big Apple. These are the bad actors we need to hold accountable, because their emissions make everyone's air dirtier, fuel more violent weather and put the future of New York City in jeopardy."The council on Thursday passed the Climate Mobilization Act, a package of environmental bills that has been called the city's … [Read more...] about Trump buildings could be forced to go green under sweeping New York City climate bill
Trump Tower, as well as other big glass-clad buildings, must stop their polluting ways, New York City lawmakers say. The City Council on Thursday passed a slate of bills aimed at cutting buildings' carbon emissions. The laws apply to nearly all large buildings, but they will have an outsized impact on commercial construction because such structures have the highest emissions. An analysis from ALIGN-NY, an environmental group that supports the legislation, found that just 2 percent of the city's buildings consume 45 percent of its energy. "These are New York City's largest buildings, over 50,000 square feet in size, which primarily consist of a mixture of luxury apartments, commercial buildings and multi-family housing developments," the group said in a 2015 report. Trump Tower emits more carbon than 92 percent of city buildings, and Trump International Hotel and the Mayfair Hotel are not far behind, according to ALIGN-NY. The new rules are among a package of environmental … [Read more...] about New York City slashes its biggest source of carbon emissions
HEALTH 12/12/2018 08:00 am ET When the Mt. Sinai West Birthing Center closes, mothers will lose a space that prioritized "natural" birth. By Catherine Pearson Julia was in the thick of active labor when she arrived in triage at Mt. Sinai West hospital on Manhattan’s Upper West Side last May — and right away, she wanted out. The room was cramped. Julia, who asked to use only her first name for privacy reasons, was hooked up to a monitor that allowed nurses to check the baby’s heart rate, but also meant she couldn’t move. She felt claustrophobic. As Julia dealt with contractions, her midwife was locked in her own battle, quietly negotiating with hospital staff to ensure her patient could move to the Birthing Center — a three-room unit that has, since 1996, been a destination for New York City women seeking low-intervention vaginal births. Julia chose Mt. Sinai West specifically for the Birthing Center and met the criteria women must to … [Read more...] about New York City Will Lose One Of Its Only Birth Centers. That’s Bad For Women Everywhere.
By Ralph D. Russo Published 3:44 pm PST, Thursday, November 15, 2018 Notre Dame’s Emil Sitko intercepts a pass in front of Army’s Bill West as Irish quarterback John Lujack (32) looks for a possible lateral on Nov. 9, 1946, at Yankee Stadium. Notre Dame’s Emil Sitko intercepts a pass in front of Army’s Bill West as Irish quarterback John Lujack (32) looks for a possible lateral on Nov. 9, 1946, at Yankee Stadium. Photo: Harry Harris / Associated Press Photo: Harry Harris / Associated Press Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Notre Dame’s Emil Sitko intercepts a pass in front of Army’s Bill West as Irish quarterback John Lujack (32) looks for a possible lateral on Nov. 9, 1946, at Yankee Stadium. Notre Dame’s Emil Sitko intercepts … [Read more...] about Subway alums on board for Notre Dame return to New York City