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Robert Kolker

December 2, 2002 | Feature
Inside the Sandbox

Private nursery school is about expensive toys and wild tantrums . . . but enough about the parents. We've compiled the skinny on twenty established fast-track schools: who goes, famous alums, what strings you can pull, and, most important, what are the exmissions -- that's preschool lingo for getting your kid into Dalton, Spence, or Brearley.

December 9, 2002 | News
Neediest Cases

'Tis the season to be worried, say charities facing steep declines in donations.

November 18, 2002 | Profile
New York's Power Siblings

Sure, New York's a good place to flee one's folks, but it's also a city where family ties run deep -- and strange. The same parents produced Donald Trump and a judge? Diana Ross and a doctor? Paris and Nicky Hilton? (Well, maybe not that strange.) A look at New York's most dynamic brother-and-sister acts: They fight, they trade favors, they want to kill each other, they love each other to death -- and they keep the rest of us deeply entertained.

November 4, 2002 | Feature
Financial Passages

A road map of crises in a New Yorker's financial life -- and how your neighbors are dealing with them.

October 28, 2002 | Feature
Olympic City, N.Y.

Playing Robert Moses, building an archipelago of glittering facilities, and reimagining the city are, for many, the best Olympic sports. A map of our possible future.

August 19, 2002 | Feature
Trade Imbalance

By offering to swap ground zero for the airports, does Bloomberg risk giving the city's old nemesis too much Authority?

August 12, 2002 | Feature
Survivor N.Y.C.

It used to be paranoia. Now it's being prepared. Robert Kolker hangs out with urban survivalists who've made a science of getting ready for anything the city -- or Osama bin Laden -- might throw at them. Plus: Everything you'll need to survive in the city, whatever occurs, and answers to urban-terrorism FAQs.

June 17, 2002 | Feature
Shadows And Fog

Woody's murky finances show he's gone from auteur to employee.

June 10, 2002 | Feature
Rudy Redux
June 3, 2002 | Class Action
Levy Takes Finals

Schools chancellor Harold Levy came in as the consummate manager; he'll probably depart as martyred by the job as any of his predecessors.

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