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2006 Stories by Kristen Lombardi

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  • Death by Dust

    published November 21, 2006

    It was October 6, 2004, three years after Ernie Vallebuona's three-month stint as a rescue and recovery worker at ground zero in the wake of the... More >>

  • The Squatter

    published September 26, 2006

    Daniel Peckham has a mantra, and it goes like this: Top floor, rear, facing south. Top floor, rear, facing south. Top floor, rear, facing... More >>

  • Some Kids Left Behind

    published September 5, 2006

    Lila Nordstrom's 9-11 awakening came late—five years late, to be exact. Last fall, as she entered her final year at Vassar College, she... More >>

  • Stump the Trump

    published August 1, 2006

    With customary bravado, Donald Trump unveiled his new plan for Soho on national TV. He was sitting onstage before a live audience, filming the... More >>

  • Trouble in Store

    published July 25, 2006

    Ever live off pennies a day? Ramon Nuñez has—literally. Pennies. Dimes. Quarters. That's what he'd pocket in wages from his shifts... More >>

  • Silence of the Lam

    published July 18, 2006

    Abe vividly remembers that wall. The "bragging wall," as he's come to call it, was crammed with certificates and diplomas. He remembers... More >>

  • New Lessons in Class

    published June 13, 2006

    Courtney Sale Ross swept through the front door of a Lower East Side school on a May afternoon, an entourage trailing. A wealthy... More >>

  • Pushed Off the Pinnacle

    published May 16, 2006

    Pedro Garcia got a registered letter from his landlord last August, a few months after his parents moved from the apartment where he grew up in... More >>

  • Undulating Facades

    published May 2, 2006

    Ken Lill can tell you all about the reams of information he's had to submit to the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission for permission to fix... More >>

  • Grandmothers of Invention

    published April 11, 2006

    Two weeks before going to trial in Manhattan Criminal Court for disorderly conduct, Joan Wile was stirring things up again. The founder of... More >>

  • Her Right to Be Obnoxious

    published April 4, 2006

    Dyandria Darel is a tiny woman who speaks in a soft voice and often walk s hunched over a cane because of a decades-old injury. Yet when Darel,... More >>

  • Gay and Loud

    published March 14, 2006

    Dave Poster will tell anyone who listens about the gay teenagers who plague his neighborhood—the ones with enough attitude to tell you to... More >>

  • Not Subject to Review

    published February 28, 2006

    Elizabeth Langwith used to love the view from her East Village apartment window. Every day for 11 years she took in the scene from her 10th-floor... More >>

  • Truth Out

    published February 14, 2006

    Jenna Orkin doesn't expect to hear her truth about 9-11 unless someone forces the officials involved to tell it. For her, as for so many people... More >>

  • Outing Cardinal Egan

    published January 31, 2006

    Who knows whether Cardinal Edward Egan is sleeping soundly these days. But as head of the New York archdiocese—as the top Roman Catholic... More >>

  • Who Would Take a Case Like This?

    published January 31, 2006

    Manhattan attorney John Aretakis likes to say that he's in it for the long haul. And after 10 years of handling clergy-sexual-abuse... More >>

  • Rape: Now a Matter of Civil Rights

    published January 10, 2006

    On June 14, 2003, Karla Kash, then an Upper West Side resident, walked the 10 blocks to her apartment alone after her late-night bartending shift... More >>

  • Honorary Jew

    published January 3, 2006

    Last month, Yeshiva University presented Hillary Clinton with an honorary degree. Commemorating Yeshiva's 81st annual Hanukkah convocation, a... More >>

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