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Robert Kolker

April 13, 2009 | Features
The Impersonator

Like Bernie Madoff, Marc Dreier bilked unsuspecting investors out of many millions of dollars. But Dreier did it with flair.

March 23, 2009 | Features
Sam Waksal Was Right All Along*

The biotech entrepreneur, friend of Martha Stewart, and “Page Six” regular spent five years in jail on insider-trading charges. Just three months after his release, ImClone, the company Waksal founded, was sold for $6.5 billion, on the strength of the breakthrough cancer drug he developed. Did prison change him? Not really. Does he feel vindicated? Absolutely.

October 12, 2009 | Intelligencer
Frank McCourt, Teacher

A new high school.

October 25, 2010 | Intelligencer
Blumenthal’s Near-Quagmire

He got the fight taken out of him when he was caught in his Vietnam lie. But will he beat McMahon anyway?

February 9, 2009 | Features
“My Aircraft”

Why Sully may be the last of his kind.

December 22, 2008 |
14. Because Sometimes Immense, Gratuitous, Noncontextual Acts of Real-estate Ego Don’t Pan Out…

They say New York is the place where your greatest dreams can come true.

November 10, 2008 | Features
Mercenary for Justice

Pro-life zealot James Kopp murdered an upstate abortion doctor in 1998. And he might well have escaped the FBI if not for an informant whose desire for the big reward money led him to betray a lifelong friend. In the following chronicle, the informant tells his story for the first time, offering the inside account of how the abortion war’s most notorious assassin was finally taken down.

September 29, 2008
Speed Chaser

Would the fate of Morgan Stanley be any different if John Mack hadn’t vanquished Philip Purcell?

July 14, 2008
Whose Harlem Is It?

Willie Kathryn Suggs, the so-called Queen of Harlem Real Estate, has sent local housing prices soaring. She’s also touched off a heated debate: Should Harlem be preserved as an affordable haven for blacks? Or sold to the highest bidder?

March 24, 2008 | Features
A Night on the Streets

Homelessness is the single biggest failure of the Bloomberg administration, which has tried a radical new policy that’s made an intractable problem worse. There are over 35,000 homeless now in the city. On a single cold night in February, we met six of them.

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