March 16, 2012 Weather: Scattered Storms, High of 61 Degrees.
Jeffrey Deskovic, who spent 16 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, announced this morning (in photo above) that he is opening an office on West 72nd Street to help incarcerated people prove their innocence and to reintegrate prisoners into society. He himself was freed with help from the famous organization The Innocence Project.
An apartment in The Laureate sold for $17 million, the most expensive sale in the city this week. (NY Times)
Greek restaurant Kefi (a personal favorite) is being sued by employees who claim the company didn’t properly compensate them. (Eater)
Dmitry Rybolovlev, the Russian Billionaire who recently bought his daughter Ekaterina an $88 million apartment at 15 Central Park West, is being sued by his estranged wife, who claims that buying the apartment was a way for him to shield his money from her. (NY Post)
A movie about Central Park birdwatchers, The Central Park Effect, is generating buzz at the SXSW festival. (Hollywood Reporter)