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  • Robert Durst’s Friends Resist Demand to Testify in Murder Trial
    By CHARLES V. BAGLI - Wednesday Jun 14, 2017

    Stewart and Emily Altman have known Robert Durst for decades, and a prosecutor wants to call them as witnesses in his trial in the murder of Susan Berman.

    Source: NYT > Home Page
  • Futuristic NY pier project pits billionaire vs billionaire
    By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press - Sunday Jul 23, 2017

    Proponents and opponents of the $250 million project plan to meet Monday to try and reach a settlement that would avoid more legal action in a conflict that has pitted media mogul Barry Diller and his wife, fashion maven Diane von Furstenberg, against Douglas Durst, the real estate developer and skyscraper baron.The plan to tear down the old, deteriorating Pier 54 on the Manhattan waterfront and replace it with a new structure, Pier 55, seemed like a fait accompli when it was first announced in 2014.Opposition emerged, though, partly based on environmental concerns about the pier's impact on aquatic life, and partly rooted in complaints from some over the way in which the project had been planned without broader public input."The way they've operated is like moving plants around their personal backyard," said Emery, a civil rights attorney representing the nonprofit City Club of New York, a civic group fueling the contrarian position.Durst recently acknowledged that he had quietly funded the lawsuits — two unsuccessful ones in state courts, and a third that resulted in a federal court revoking the project's permit this past March.Durst's estranged brother, Robert Durst, was acquitted in the death of an acquaintance in Texas and is now facing charges in Los Angeles that he killed a longtime friend because he feared she might divulge incriminating information regarding the 1982 disappearance of his first wife.

    Source: SFGATE.com: Top News Stories
  • Robert Durst Was in Los Angeles at Time of Killing, Friend Says
    By CHARLES V. BAGLI - Thursday Jul 27, 2017

    Emily Altman, who has known Mr. Durst for decades, made the startling revelation during a preliminary hearing in the Susan Berman murder trial.

    Source: NYT > Home Page
  • ‘Durst Case Scenario’ the nightmare you want to see
    By Lily Janiak - Wednesday Aug 2, 2017

    If you’ve seen political comedian Will Durst perform before, you might have heard him give a variation on a joke about how some embarrassment of a politician has been an embarrassment of riches for Durst’s own career as a satirist.Even when that politician was George W. Bush, as it was for a while in Durst’s stand-up and solo shows, that punch line felt self-congratulatory and tone-deaf, as if to say, “I know all of you are suffering, but this guy has been great for me!”[...] it feels all the more inauspicious when an early line in “Durst Case Scenario,” which opened Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the Marsh, makes a similar crack about our 45th president — as if, in these terrifying times, we could possibly care about how much he’s profited as a comic.[...] if the opening segments of Durst’s latest one-man show misfire, with lazy humor about weed, “Westworld,” the Giants and the Folsom Street Fair, give him some time.Eventually, “Durst Case Scenario” becomes something more profound: a step back from the dizzying barrage of headlines; a sharp accounting of just how bad things really are and how we got here, all the way back to the Iowa caucus, which feels like another lifetime even though it was just last year; a rage-fueled aria, shorn of any pretense or gimmick, from an unkempt man who doesn’t care about niceties any more.In one of Durst’s wisest lines of the night, he briefly abdicates his role as a satirist, ceding the floor to our absurd political climate itself and his audience’s own image of it, of ourselves, of how history might evaluate us.Durst hits a range of targets, from “low-information voters” to Ben Carson, and if his jabs at Trump and other Republicans are like candy for a San Francisco audience, he reserves some of his most pointed barbs for the left, which he rightly accuses of spinelessness.

    Source: SFGATE.com: Entertainment News
  • Julius Caesar was much ado over nothing
    By Charles Gross - Friday Jun 23, 2017

    The Public Theater should get down on its knees and thank Breitbart, Fox News, Bank of America and Delta Airlines. Because of them, the Public’s production of Julius Caesar in Central Park, an...

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    Source: Crain&apso;s New York Business
  • NY State Comptroller Helps Stakeholders Take Action on Climate and Food
    By Marian Conway - Thursday Jul 13, 2017

    The changing environment, specifically climate change, is becoming a major piece of the global economic puzzle. Decisions are now increasingly based not just on the bottom line, but on the Earth’s future.

    The post NY State Comptroller Helps Stakeholders Take Action on Climate and Food appeared first on Non Profit News For Nonprofit Organizations | Nonprofit Quarterly.

    Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
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