By David Brand A dangerous intersection in Woodside is getting a traffic lights, thanks to the activism of local residentsRead more
Over a span of a few decades, Hon. Joseph A. Zayas ascended from the park benches outside his childhood public housing complex to the bench inside Queens’ highest criminal court.
Though his path from the projects to the judge’s chambers are not typical, his experiences have enabled him to thrive in various settings and given him a unique perspective that he says reflects the importance of empathy.
“Empathy is the characteristic of a judge that is most important, but people confuse it with sympathy,” Zayas said. “They think you’re going to sympathize with the David in every David and Goliath story but that’s not what empathy is. Empathy means that you’re going to put yourself in the shoes of the litigant before you — that may be a cop, it may be a victim.”Read more
Fresh off his appearance on the City & State Queens Power 50 list, Rob MacKay sat in his favorite neighborhood restaurant Aubergine Cafe and discussed how Queens has fostered a fertile environment for a flourishing legal community.Read more
By Jonathan Sperling For one fleeting month every four years, the World Cup captivates the entire globe — and thenRead more
By David Brand The heroic mission to save the Wild Boars captivated the entire world. And in Woodside, Elmhurst and elsewhereRead more
QUEENS DAILY EAGLE News, events, sports and politics from the world’s most diverse urban center THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018 WeatherRead more