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Notorious Landlord Steve Croman Sentenced to a Year in Rikers, Which ‘Ain’t Exactly the Ritz’

Steven Croman (Photo from the Office of the Attorney General)

Steve Croman has been sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to pay a $5 million fine– an almost unheard-of punishment for a Manhattan landlord.

The sentence was delivered earlier today after Croman, who owns property in the East Village and Lower East Side, pled guilty to multiple counts of mortgage and tax fraud related to his 140 buildings.

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Watch: 3D-Printed Boats Go For Gold at the Red Hook Regatta

Gentlemen, print your engines!

The Red Hook Regatta, an annual race of 3D-printed boats, returned to Valentino Pier Park on Sunday. This year’s festivities promised to be pure “mayhem,” according to the folks at Pioneer Works (the artist residency program and events space teamed up with Red Hook Initiative, an education NGO, to put on the regatta). Which didn’t stop some 100 people from braving the cold and rain to watch the homemade boats shred water. Participants used remote controls to steer their vessels halfway up the pier, where they delivered bricks to a person with a red-colored hook (get it? Red Hook?). The boat that delivered the most bricks was declared the winner.

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