"Students and teachers at an elementary school in the South Bronx may have discovered a slave burial ground, located just outside a cemetery in Hunts Point, thanks to a series of historic photos published by the Museum of the City of New York." - Gothamist
In its announcement of a $152 million sanctions settlement with Clearstream SA, the U.S. Treasury Department described moves by the company that helped obscure the ownership of Iranian central bank securities.
Treasury said in its statement that Clearstream met with officials from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in late 2007 and early 2008 with an aim toward ending its business with Iranian clients. Following those meetings, Treasury said, Clearstream transferred securities entitlements held by the Iranian central bank to a European bank’s newly opened custody account from the central bank’s own account at Clearstream.
I woke up this morning and watched all 42 of the Sixers’ field goals over and over again. I know each of those 42 field goals intimately now, as if they are my 42 children, all of whom I hate.
Celebrities who become “friends of the Garden,” as they are called, get plenty of perks. Among them are a special side entrance into the Garden; a special elevator, so they do not have to ride the common escalators; a special V.I.P. clubhouse known as Suite 200 that is free of charge and that has an open bar, a frozen yogurt station and an extravagant buffet always featuring a special item by Jean-Georges Vongerichten; and a personal escort to usher them to their seats.