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Mark Jacobson

July 21, 2008 | Features
Escape From the Holy Shtetl

Gitty Grunwald fled the pious world of her mother to return to the secular city of her grandparents. There’s only one problem: The Satmars kept her daughter. A family saga of four generations of American Jews.

September 20, 1976 | Feature
Punks of Bleecker Street

The Ramones, four somber crazies in black leather, were Queens greasers a few years ago. Now, singing of massacre and mutilation, they sell out Max's. Onstage, they're electrifying.

March 24, 2008 | Features
Secrets of the Megapimps

The city’s most famous pimp says he met Kristen at a hotel bar. The rest is history...

December 17, 2007 | Features
Down and Out and ... Up and In on the Bowery

From the Whitehouse Hotel, the street’s last SRO, to the door (manned by red-coated doormen) of the Bowery Hotel is only 35 steps for a reporter—but a giant leap into the rebranded, denatured future of America’s greatest skid row.

November 5, 2007 |
Lords of Dopetown

Frank Lucas and Nicky Barnes once ruled the drug trade in Harlem. They came out of retirement to talk business.

October 8, 2007 | Features
The Man Who Didn’t Shoot Malcolm X

He spent twenty-two years in prison for an infamous murder he didn’t commit. But Khalil Islam, confined, traveled inward.

July 2, 2007 |
Long Hot Summer of Love

In New York, 1967 was a year of crucial import. But unlike in San Francisco, flowers weren’t the half of it.

February 12, 2007 |
American Jeremiad

A harrowing ride up the proverbial creek and into the beating, bleeding heart of RFK Jr.

January 15, 2007 |
Chairman of the Money

Charlie Rangel has waited all his life to hold America’s purse strings. Now everyone is waiting on him.

December 25, 2006 |
Because Daniel Goldstein Can’t Be Bought, Not Even With Bruce Ratner’s Millions

“We’re not cranks, unless letting powerful people do whatever they want, without any public review or regard to law, makes you a crank. That sounds more like a citizen to me—a New Yorker,” Goldstein says.

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