Geoffrey Gray


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  • 11 years ago

    Stormville, New York— Inside the concrete walls of the behemoth Green Haven Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison hidden away in this bleak upstate town, Harry Ruiz, inmate No. 95-A-2026, is sitting in a barren conference room talk...

  • 14 years ago

    There are corners and dead-end streets in Far Rockaway that appear no less tattered and remote than those found in developing countries. Many of the cutesy beach bungalows, originally built for U.S. soldiers returning from the First World War, hav...

  • 14 years ago

    Holidays mean family, and family means spending time. But spending time often means killing time, and a royal venue for such matters is BEMELMANS BAR (35 East 76th Street, 744-1600). Hidden in the swank Carlyle Hotel, the bourgeois parlor is fille...

  • 14 years ago

    To an outsider, Yorkville's pulse could be clocked at geriatric speed, aside from the occasional poodle primped and pepped from a day at Biscuits & Bath (1535 First Avenue), a doggy spa. But Yorkville—home to the ghosts of blue-collar German ...

  • 14 years ago

    A few years ago Michael Ouellette was selling electronics in a Radio Shack on Cape Cod. Now, as one of the last tenants living in the Malibu Hotel at 2688 Broadway, he's become one of owner Hank Freid’s biggest pests and a frequent target. Wh...

  • 14 years ago

    When Debbie first checked into the Malibu Hotel, the linens in her room were marked with bloodstains and cigarette burns. She turned on a faucet and roaches scurried out of the nozzle. But all that wasn't as bad as the night last May, she says, wh...


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