J.A. Lobbia

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  • 10 years ago

    May 11, 1999 In Manhattan Valley, a group of mentally ill adults garden as part of their therapy. In the Far Rockaways, seniors living in public housing rely on fresh fruits and vegetables from a plot on Seagirt Avenue. In the South Bronx, Boy Sco...

  • 15 years ago

    'You're gonna be dead,' threatened one caller on the other end of Tom Sullivan's phone. Another one menaced: 'You're gonna end up in the E.R.' Who are these guys? Who is Sullivan? A low-level mafia informer? An insurgent in a corrupt union shop pl...

  • 15 years ago

    Months ago, when it became clear that no Democratic mayoral candidate would emerge as a sure pick in the upcoming primary, the city's real estate posse did what smart businesses do: hedged its bets. Rather than throw in with a single candidate, lo...

  • 15 years ago

    At first glance, the photograph at the Storefront for Art & Architecture gallery looks like an aerial view of a beautiful dark slate mountain surrounded by gray stony valleys, and run through with rivers so shiny they seem black. A second glance&#...

  • 15 years ago

    It was early morning at the Brooklyn Bridge subway stop near City hall-so early the coffee vendors were still stacking their cups, the bagels and donuts were in ample supply, and newspapers were piled chest-high on the stands. And it was hot, one ...

  • 15 years ago

    Last week, prosecutors filed criminal charges against Walter and Evan Blum, alleging that the father and son's recklessness and dishonesty led to the collapse of a downtown antique warehouse that injured 11, forced dozens of neighbors to evacuate,...


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