- July 20, 2009 | Features
- The Legacy
Guilty of a shocking crime against his own brother-in-law, real-estate mogul Charles Kushner has been cast out of power. So his son Jared, the 28-year-old Observer owner, has to carry the ambition for the both of them.
- April 27, 2009
- The Wail of the 1%
As the privileged class loses its privileges, a collective moan rises from the canyons of Wall Street.
- March 23, 2009 | Intelligencer
- Prep School Revolt Update
“Jeffrey Robbins” strikes again.
- December 6, 2010 | Intelligencer
- Reading ‘The Daily’
The most interesting thing about Rupert Murdoch’s iPad newspaper is what won’t be in its opinion section.
- February 9, 2009
- Clash of the Utopias
When the Speyers bought Stuyvesant Town for over $5 billion, they were buying one of the last refuges of the Manhattan middle class. And remaking it was harder than it looked.
- December 15, 2008 |
- The Catastrophe Capitalist
In the bleakest stock market of the past 70 years, when hedge funds and 401(k)s alike have cratered, few people are smiling. But short-seller Jim Chanos, whose fund is up 50 percent, is having the time of his life.
- September 29, 2008
- The Rage of the Previously Rich
A Lehman trader copes with the sudden onset of income shrinkage.
- June 30, 2008 |
- Who Owns Central Park?
How Frederick Law Olmsted’s 843 acres of civilizing wilderness became a type-A battleground.
- April 7, 2008 | Features
- Testing Horace Mann
When students created Facebook pages that viciously attacked a teacher, and when their wealthy parents on the school’s board defended them, Horace Mann was forced to confront a series of questions: Is a Facebook page private, like a diary? Is big money distorting private-school education? And what values is a school supposed to teach?
- March 31, 2008 | Features
- Angry Bear
They’d seen hard times, and knew more were coming. But no one at Bear Stearns expected to become Jamie Dimon’s trophy.