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  • Holiday Off Ice

    published December 18, 2007

    When the first snow of the season fell, Bruce Jones, who is 53 years old, immediately went to check it out. "I just had to go out and walk in it,"... More >>

  • Panic at FreshDirect

    published December 11, 2007

    You'd figure it was hard enough already hauling boxes around in a massive, cold warehouse on the midnight-to–8 a.m. shift on the weekend for... More >>

  • Nails in Their Stockings

    published December 4, 2007

    Bad tidings always carry an added sting when delivered during the holiday season, which is one reason there's not much of a festive spirit right... More >>

  • A Fool's Gold

    published December 4, 2007

    So what should be the legacy of Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff, who has now announced that he will step down at the end of the year? Master... More >>

  • Slumming for Landlords

    published November 27, 2007

    When it comes to lopsided battles, it's hard to top the steady war that's long raged between New York's landlords and their tenants. Any given... More >>

  • Death Takes a Holiday

    published November 20, 2007

    A week before Thanksgiving, the name Khiel Daniel Seon Coppin was entered onto one of the city's most pain-filled rosters. These are names that... More >>

  • Why Mailer Matters

    published November 13, 2007

    Norman Kingsley Mailer may have been his own biggest fan and, without doubt, he was his own worst enemy. By his own invitation, most of his... More >>

  • Blood Brothers

    published November 6, 2007

    Murder was just a cost of doing business in the Bensonhurst household of late mobster Greg Scarpa Sr. And as Linda Schiro, the winsome brunette... More >>

  • Fred W. McDarrah, 1926-2007

    published October 30, 2007

    Veteran Village Voice photographer Fred W. McDarrah died in his sleep at home in Greenwich Village early Tuesday morning. He was 81. ... More >>

  • Tale of the Tape

    published October 30, 2007

    Now it can be told, the real story of how the twisted murder case against a decorated law-enforcement officer falls apart: First, the old... More >>

  • Tall Tales of a Mafia Mistress

    published October 23, 2007

    Linda Schiro, the key prosecution witness in the startling murder trial of former FBI agent R. Lindley DeVecchio, took the stand Monday, and it... More >>

  • The Judge and the G-Man

    published October 16, 2007

    The case of People of New York vs. R. Lindley DeVecchio has now entered week two in the new Supreme Court building in downtown Brooklyn,... More >>

  • The Ad Blitzers' Facade

    published October 2, 2007

    Money being the lifeblood of politics, one of the top tycoons in the outdoor-advertising business did his part this summer, collecting almost... More >>

  • Pedicabs Don't Work with Big Wheels

    published September 25, 2007

    Unless you're one of the combatants, New York's Great Pedicab War has passed most of us by, and not unreasonably. Surely, in the age of Iraq and... More >>

  • Low Wages in High Places

    published September 18, 2007

    Not to question the wisdom of anyone who wants to sleep in a luxury high-rise with a two-ton automobile in the next room, but if you're thinking... More >>

  • Boys on da Bus

    published September 11, 2007

    One sure sign that Rudy Giuliani is feeling pretty comfy as a presidential frontrunner is that he's still doing his Marlon Brando Godfather... More >>

  • Hail No!

    published September 4, 2007

    Michael Bloomberg made his fortune developing and marketing high-tech computer equipment to capture and relay financial data. But you have to... More >>

  • Robes for a Rogue

    published August 28, 2007

    As much as anyone in his political generation, Noach Dear has embraced the true spirit of his Tammany Hall forefathers, seizing the advantage... More >>

  • Obama Time

    published August 21, 2007

    Before last week's big Barack Obama rally brought life and light back to the place, the last political event of any size at the Marriott hotel in... More >>

  • Rudy's Brain

    published August 14, 2007

    The most enduring lesson that Karl Rove taught the American people during his term as George W. Bush's top adviser was to always find out who the... More >>

  • The State Pays for Sex

    published August 7, 2007

    Anthony Marini was the manager at the Vault, the old S&M club in the meat-packing district on the western edge of Greenwich Village, during its... More >>

  • A Hire Calling

    published July 31, 2007

    Politicians often speak of answering "the call to public service." Usually, this is invoked to suggest enormous sacrifice, as in, "If I wasn't... More >>

  • Mike's Well-Armed Pal

    published July 24, 2007

    By all rights, battered Joe Bruno should have been waiting in line at the state Crime Victims Assistance Board last Wednesday, seeking the redress... More >>

  • Benchwarmers

    published July 17, 2007

    I was warned against writing this column. "You might think twice about doing that judges story," were the exact, ominous words. OK,... More >>

  • He Shot the Sheriff

    published July 10, 2007

    Entertaining as they may be, most of those over-the-top tirades exchanged this month between Eliot Spitzer and Joe Bruno can be dismissed as just... More >>

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