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Robert Kolker

December 25, 2006 |
Because Michael Reilly Was Looking Out for Us

“I know it meant a lot to him to help people,” says Monica, “to protect his country and do the right thing at home. He knew the risks. He was happy. He had his whole life laid out. He knew what he wanted. He wouldn’t have had it any other way.”

December 25, 2006 |
Because We Go On

When it’s done, in 2011, the 1,776-foot-tall Freedom Tower will, of course, be nothing like the tower of our once-lofty architectural dreams. But maybe that matters less than we thought.

October 30, 2006
Take the Hedge-Fund Money and Run

He built an $80 million investment business, scammed friends, family, and a 9/11 widow out of a fortune, then walked out of his life.

August 14, 2006 | Intelligencer
Accused Pedophile Rabbi Still Go-Carting

Many boys nearby.

July 17, 2006 | Features
Nine Blocks From Home

Lifted out of working-class Brooklyn and propelled to Brearley, Wesleyan, Credit Suisse, and Condé Nast, Tiesha Sargeant was supposed to be a model of progressive social mobility. So how did she wind up back in her old neighborhood with a fatal gunshot wound to the head?

May 22, 2006 | Features
On the Rabbi's Knee

Do the Orthodox Jews have a Catholic-priest problem?

May 1, 2006 | Features
A Is for Apple, B Is for Brawl

Why New York’s Reading Wars are so contentious.

February 20, 2006
How Is a Hedge Fund Like a School?

Hedge-fund guru Joel Greenblatt applied Wall Street principles—and $1,000 per student—to turn around a struggling Queens elementary school. And it worked, spectacularly.

December 26, 2005 | Reasons to Love New York
Because Our Doctors Can Give a Two-Pound Eleven-Ounce Baby a Long, Healthy Life

123 reasons to love New York.

November 28, 2005 | Feature
The Grief Police

No one says the 9/11 families aren’t entitled to their pain. But should a small handful of them have the power to reshape ground zero?

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