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  • Landlord Meets the Mob

    published May 8, 2001

    The news that landlord Abe Weider had been arrested swept quickly late last month through Vanderveer Estates, the sprawling, low-income housing... More >>

  • The Ego Candidates

    published May 1, 2001

    There's media tycoon Michael Bloomberg on the cover of Business Week. There he is being profiled in Newsweek, in the Times of... More >>

  • Giving to the Neediest

    published April 24, 2001

    A nonprofit foundation that raises money for the Fashion Institute of Technology cut student scholarships by $200,000 while splurging on a plush... More >>

  • The Clean-Up Man

    published April 17, 2001

    At a quarter of a million dollars a year, the best part-time job in America may well be the one held by feisty criminal defense attorney Thomas... More >>

  • High on the Hog

    published April 3, 2001

    The wife of State Comptroller H. Carl McCall, a man who would be governor, has created a palatial penthouse for herself and her... More >>

  • The Mob Meets the Detectives

    published March 27, 2001

    As treasurer of the Detective's Endowment Association, Stephen Gardell was obliged to investigate opportunities to make retirement that much... More >>

  • Desk Slaves

    published March 20, 2001

    In the early 1990s, as allegedly time-saving electronic gizmos began their relentless march through offices everywhere, I watched a veteran,... More >>

  • The Sweetheart Union

    published March 20, 2001

    Don't be asking anyone to sing "Solidarity Forever" over at the International Longshoremen's Association headquarters on Battery Place. Hard... More >>

  • Pataki's Faulty Safety Patrol

    published March 13, 2001

    At the same time that some of the state's most powerful labor leaders are honoring Governor Pataki, local union officials are fighting a desperate... More >>

  • The Newspaper Racket

    published March 6, 2001

    Five nights a week, one of America's best-paid truck drivers climbs into an 18-wheel tractor trailer to deliver the world's most famous... More >>

  • Plaza Sweet

    published February 13, 2001

    One of the perks of the job for the president of the State University of New York's Fashion Institute of Technology is a rent-free, penthouse... More >>

  • Ergonomics Rules

    published February 6, 2001

    Every year, an estimated 600,000 American workers suffer some form of serious ailment as a result of performing the same workplace tasks over and... More >>

  • The Trouble With Harry

    published January 30, 2001

    The words "rogue cops" are usually enough to get news desks humming. And the announcement this month by state attorney general Eliot Spitzer that... More >>

  • Unfriendly Relations

    published January 23, 2001

    What meager portions of justice available to American workers over the past eight years have been found more often in the small, windowless... More >>

  • Unnatural Intolerance in Soho 

    published January 16, 2001

    Observant Muslims attempt to pray at least five times each day, and since at least two of those periods usually fall during working hours, the... More >>

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