- August 21, 2000 | Feature
What kind of a career is lifeguarding? To the guards at Jones Beach, many of whom choose winter gigs -- even entire lives -- that let them return summer after endless summer, it's the only one there is. A Jones Beach veteran writes about the view from the main stand, and how he violated the lifeguard's first commandment: "Never Leave the Beach."
- June 30, 2003 | Summer Fun
- Catch A Wave
Amped? Stoked? Otherwise afflicted by a desire to ride fast-moving barrels of churning ocean water? Montauk will cure what ails you.
- July 30, 2001 | Feature
- Fine Arts and Auto Parts
Twenty miles and a world away from Conscience Point, the Springs still offers affordable land, and an odd mix of artists and contractors -- sometimes on the same softball team. And sometimes, they even get along.
- February 4, 2002 | Feature
- Comeback Kidd
Last January, Jason Kidd was in Arizona facing domestic-abuse charges. Today, the new star of the New Jersey Nets is the best-loved player on either bank of the Hudson. What a difference a year makes.
- April 30, 2001 | Feature
- Captain Midnight
With arms like bazookas and a reputation as a warrior, Precinct Commander Mike Marino battles morale problems and an elusive serial-stickup man. But the crime numbers tracked at one Police Plaza are what really make him reach for his tums.
- July 26, 2004 | Feature
- The Death of the Diner
What’s killing the cheeseburger deluxe?
- December 16, 2002 | Feature
- Gang Busters
So where are today's gangs of New York? Turns out they're on the verge of extinction.