Day: August 6, 2009

City Politics

The Disturbing Case of the Estate of Judge John L.

“The Brooklyn Supreme Court Guardianship Program has been hijacked by Mafia-style crime”, charges Reverend Samuel Boykin, court-appointed guardian for Judge John Phillips, the “Kung Fu Judge.”   Phillips was a Brooklyn Civil Court Judge for 13 years serving two terms between 1976 and 1994.  Boykin is the first family member in a long line of court-appointed […]readmore


How to Survive a Double Whammy? Keep the Faith

P.G. Wodehouse once wrote, “You can’t make an omelet unless you break a few eggs,”   and in order to get to a sound economy, we first have to go through transformative times. “We needed to get here,” said Zane Tankel, owner of 34 Applebee’s on the East Coast, including the one we were sitting in […]readmore