- September 18, 2006
- The Devil in David Berkowitz
The way the man once called Son of Sam sees it, Satan and Jesus have long been fighting for his soul. Thirty years ago, when he killed six and terrorized the city, the Devil was winning. But now Berkowitz says that Jesus has the upper hand. And a growing flock of renegade Christians believe he’s an apostle of the Lord.
- June 26, 2006
- Engaged, Never Married
The day before he went to Iraq, Army Reserve Sergeant Joe Velez of the Bronx decided to marry his girlfriend. Last week, he was killed by a roadside bomb.
- May 8, 2006 | Features
- Kissels Of Death
One brother, the good son, high-powered Merrill Lynch banker, was bludgeoned to death by his wife in Hong Kong after being fed a narcotic milk shake—by his own young daughter. Another brother, the bad son, stole millions of dollars, then was discovered bound and stabbed in the back in his Greenwich mansion.
- April 18, 2006 | Intelligencer
- Hayley's Hate Mail
Murder victim Andrew Kissel's wife dreams of pummeling him to death.
- March 6, 2006
- The Lost Soprano
Lillo Brancato lived his dream. He played tough guys in the movies with De Niro and did a season with James Gandolfini’s crew. Then, on a dark, drug-fueled night in Yonkers, the gun went off, the cop was dead, and the dream became all too real.
- January 19, 2004 | Feature
- Louie Lump Lump's Bad Night at Rao's
At Rao’s on 114th Street, Mafia types with guns rub elbows with Sopranos actors—it’s all part of the show. But when Louis Barone pulled out his Smith & Wesson and shot another man at the bar over an insult, the show turned real.
- August 4, 2003 | Feature
- The Low Life & High Life & Hard Time & High Times of Richard Stratton
His drug dealing led to eight years in prison—and a novel, a show based on his life, the editorship of High Times. Maybe crime does pay.
- July 23, 2007 | Features
- The Steamroller in the Swamp
Is Eliot Spitzer changing Albany? Or is Albany changing him?
- September 25, 2006 | Feature
- Captain Buffalo
On the brink of opening his 50th Ted’s Montana Grill at Rock Center next week, a post–Time Warner Ted Turner enlightens Steve Fishman on his career change, the health benefits of bison, and monetizing the surplus.