“How did the energetic upstart who single-handedly launched his own youth subculture in the '80s turn into the messed-up sociopath and accused murderer of today? How did the twisted creativity of the original club-kid scene tip over into outright evil?”
Originally published December 17, 1996
Father Gigante has rebuilt much of the South Bronx. But who has profited more, his parishioners or the mob family run by his own brother?
Originally published March 7, 1989
“The notion that John Gotti — or any single mob figure — was some sort of omnipotent New York mafioso is ludicrous. The word 'Godfather' had a nice, Brando-esque ring, but the title itself is a fraud.”
Originally published September 21, 1993
“The David Dinkins that David Dinkins wants voters to see is a man who can bring the city together, who cares about the city's growing underclass, and who can do something about New York's out-of-control drug and crime problems.”
Originally published May 16, 1989
The indictment alleges that Bulgari used the “empty box” scam to illegally allow customers — including Henry Kissinger, Frank Sinatra, Mary Tyler Moore, and Donald Trump — to avoid paying New York State sales tax.
Originally published November 25, 1986
“The Friedman records, seized by the feds early last year, unveil the machinations of a remarkable range of prominent New Yorkers — from mobsters like Tony Salerno and Tommy Gambino to publishing giant Si Newhouse and developer king Donald Trump”
Originally published February 10, 1987
“Ed Koch, who first achieved fame by conquering Tammany Hall boss Carmine DeSapio in the early 1960s, has become DeSapio, the personification of patronage, conflicts of interest, and cynical abuse of the public trust”
Originally published February 4, 1986
Bronx County leader Stanley Friedman has always known which buttons to push for his clients. Now, the pressure's on him.
Originally published March 18, 1986
Giuliani's '89 campaign was rife with dirty tricks only an insider could pull
July 28, 2020
Since he registered to vote in 1969, Trump has had more than 40 separate opportunities to vote on Election Day. But when it comes to stepping into a voting booth, Trump falls silent.
Originally published June 23, 1987