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Feds will not be pushing for prison time for Diane Durand, Congressman Michael Grimm ex-girlfriend who pleaded guilty to illegally gathering contribution’s for the disgraced politician’s campaign last year. In a letter, prosecutors wrote that they wouldn’t challenge the defense’s request that Durand receive probation – and not jail time – and no more than $31,800 in fines when she is…

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Councilman Vincent Gentile was selected as the Democratic candidate for the 11th Congressional District last night and will face off with prosecutor Daniel Donovan for the seat vacated by ex-Congressman Michael Grimm. Gentile released a statement accepting the nod today: I am honored to accept the Democratic nomination for New York’s 11th congressional district. Today, with the support of…

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Dozens of residential buildings and residents in Bed-Stuy, Williamsburg, Bushwick, Borough Park and other neighborhoods across Brooklyn — Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Flatlands, Midwood, and Coney Island — are caught up in a bribery scandal that has led to the arrest of several officials with the Department of Buildings (11 arrests) and the Department of…

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State Senator Marty Golden has plundered at least $31,000 from his campaign warchest to pay off legal debts stemming from a federal investigation into his finances, reports the Daily News. The paper looked at recent campaign filings showing that the pol paid fees to attorneys at Gottlieb & Gordon LLP. Golden confirmed [U.S. Attorney Preet]…

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Federal prosecutors are looking into the campaign finances of State Senator Marty Golden, the pol confirmed. “The campaign fund is being looked at,” Golden told the New York Post, regarding a probe by United States Attorney Preet Bharara. The paper reports: Golden has hired Gottlieb & Gordon, a law firm that specializes in government investigations…

Real Estate

In a neighborhood of one- and two-family homes, with buildings that max out at seven stories, it’s really hard to get an idea of the scale of a 30-story building. Fortunately, an anonymous amateur drone enthusiast got curious and dispatched his flying machine over the building site at 1501 Voorhies Avenue, where Muss Development is planning their…

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