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2007 Stories by Maria Luisa Tucker

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  • Motel Sucks

    published December 18, 2007

    Albert Wilking is a 44-year-old man who sometimes runs around Greenwich Village in boxer briefs worn over blue tights and a cape made from an... More >>

  • Checking Out

    published December 18, 2007

    The Illegal Hotels Working Group, composed of housing advocates and local officials, has compiled a list of 200 buildings around the city that... More >>

  • Protesters to Huddled Masses—Get Out!

    published December 11, 2007

    A group of six men and one woman—some in camouflage ponchos— gathered Thursday night outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement... More >>

  • Zoned Out

    published December 4, 2007

    The mounting tension over uptown gentrification, amplified by Columbia University's planned expansion, is threatening to erupt as a new plan seeks... More >>

  • Exterminating Angel

    published November 27, 2007

    It was just after 1 p.m. on a hot July afternoon when Brigitte Harris walked out of her Rockaway home without locking the door. Cell phone in... More >>

  • Neo-Nazis Lose a Clubhouse

    published November 6, 2007

    Soon after the Voice exposed a group of New Jersey white supremacists earlier this year ( More >>

  • Dead Men Win No Lawsuits

    published October 30, 2007

    When sculptor Richard Lippold died in 2002, he left behind a breathtaking body of work, including huge wire-and-metal installations at the MetLife... More >>

  • Relying on a Rapist

    published October 23, 2007

    Last year, Troy Hendrix was on trial for the kidnapping, rape, and murder of a Hunter College student named Romona Moore, but attorneys at Legal... More >>

  • Shock and Awe

    published September 11, 2007

    The things that have been done to Colleen Kelley's brain sound like scenes out of a retro psych ward where ice-pick lobotomies are still the norm... More >>

  • Guzzling Gas, Backing Brigitte

    published August 14, 2007

    After spending more than two weeks at a Staten Island psych ward, Brigitte Harris—the 26-year-old woman accused of killing her father and... More >>

  • Out for Teacher

    published August 7, 2007

    When asked what she does for a living, Joyce Saly tells people that she took an early retirement from her 39-year career in the New York City... More >>

  • 'Lady Vengeance'

    published July 31, 2007

    It's rare that an accused murderer elicits much sympathy, but Brigitte Harris, the 26-year-old goth who is accused of killing her father and then... More >>

  • Punch-Drunk Church

    published June 26, 2007

    Arms outstretched toward the heavens and tears streaming down his face, Dan Kurtz was having a religious experience at Trash Bar in Williamsburg.... More >>

  • Bringing Down the House

    published June 26, 2007

    On the surface, Fort Greene's public housing projects look like an example of good government. Late last week, a gaggle of workers in hard hats... More >>

  • Nanny McFee

    published June 12, 2007

    It's not a bad-sounding list of job benefits: starting pay at $14 an hour, employer-provided health insurance, four weeks of paid vacation after... More >>

  • A Neo-Nazi Field Trip to the Met

    published June 5, 2007

    Before a group of white supremacists made their planned field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art over the Memorial Day weekend, they had... More >>

  • Warp and Woof

    published May 22, 2007

    In most ways, Michelle Ilse Weyher fit the cliché of an Upper East Sider. The blonde housewife was married to a big-deal lawyer. She had a... More >>

  • Face Off

    published May 15, 2007

    William Ragland was murdered for $500 and some heroin on July 11, 2002. A lone gunman shot him four times at close range, and William was dead... More >>

  • Shocking Behavior

    published May 15, 2007

    Elizabeth Rivera, a Bronx vocational counselor, thought her son was going to kill her. "He used to slap me and push me," Rivera says. "We lived on... More >>

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