Under New York law, criminal prosecutors are allowed to withhold evidence from the defense until right before that evidence is used in court. This means that defendants and their
Some New York lawmakers are trying to make the city more friendly for artists. The city council is considering conducting a study that would examine the state of art and cultural education in New York, and create a plan to support the city's artist community.
"Arts and culture do not affect just those who work in the field," said Stephen Levin, who is sponsoring a bill to create the plan. "They affect all of us. They inspire us and challenge us, and they make us the dynamic people we are. And the dynamic city we are."