An activist performance artist is currently facing a year in jail for a 15 minute protest in a New York bank; the Manhattan District Attorney’s is charging him and his choir director with “riot in the second degree, menacing in the third degree, unlawful assembly, and two counts of disorderly conduct”. The case is well publicized and has first amendment issues; I’m curious about its economic implications. How much money will New York City spend bringing this case to trial? What if the trial goes past the one hearing? How much does it cost to jail someone for a year? Courtroom use; judge and prosecutor time; trials for other crimes having to start later, appeals: added up, what do these parts of a misdemeanor prosecution cost NYC in cash money?
posted by Haere
on Dec 8, 2013 -
Is it legal to throw up on a train on the New York subway system?
Inspired by something that happened to Griphus from the We Have Such Movies to Show You podcast.
posted by Bugbread
on Jul 24, 2013 -
How do I find a record of the marriage of two now-deceased people? Challenge: They were married in New York City [more inside]
posted by MaddyRex
on Dec 1, 2010 -
How much does it cost for the city clerk's signature to be verified, on both a marriage license and a marriage certificate, by the county clerk of New York County? I cannot find this information anywhere and I need it for an apostille. [more inside]
posted by mdonley
on Feb 7, 2010 -
My maternal great aunt's husband just died; this guy had been lying to my great aunt for years, claiming they were destitute and living off of her while squirreling away all his money. It looks like he's trying to leave everything to his son, and leave her cold; where can my mother find a good inheritance lawyer in New York City? Neither my mother nor her aunt is rich. [more inside]
posted by korpios
on Oct 26, 2008 -
How do I stop repeated door-to-door solicitation, inside a NYC apartment building? It wakes me up (I have to sleep during day shift) and it's really frustrating. [more inside]
posted by lorimer
on Oct 31, 2007 -
Have you done a short-term sublet (or housing swap)? If you were the renter: how did you evaluate applicants, and how did you help your subletter feel at home? If you were the subletter: what worked, and what do you wish the renter had done for you or told you? I'll be subletting my apartment in NYC but I'd love to hear from people in all areas & situations.
posted by allterrainbrain
on Feb 1, 2007 -