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May 2, 2011
Wise Pies

Thanks to a daylight knife fight in Carroll Gardens on April 15, food snobs know that in addition to his acclaimed $24 pizzas, Lucali owner Mark Iacono doles out slices. (Bada-bing!) Iacono’s opponent in the altercation was Batista Geritano, an ex-con with reputed mob links—and as this rundown shows, it wasn’t the first time gangsters and pizzaioli have crossed paths.

March 7, 2011
The Madoff Tapes

One evening, my home phone rang. “You have a collect call from Bernard Madoff, an inmate at a federal prison,” a recording announced. And there he was.

February 14, 2011
The Curious Case of Joseph and Nicholas Brooks

Joe, father, won an Oscar for composing “You Light Up My Life.” Now he faces 127 counts of sexual misconduct, including rape. Nick, son, allegedly killed his girlfriend in Soho House.

February 7, 2011
The Lords of Rikers

The juvenile unit of the New York City jail is a survival-of-the-fittest finishing school for the roughest kids in New York. And an upcoming case alleges the guards run the show.

January 3, 2011
The Columbia Kid

How do you get through college these days? You and four friends, police say, deal pot, coke, Adderall, ecstasy, and LSD. Until you make a few boneheaded mistakes.

December 20, 2010
2. Because Our Cops Don’t Fire Their Guns ...

New York City in 1971 might seem seedily romantic today, but in reality it was a battlefield. That year, almost 1,500 people were murdered. Fast-forward to 2010, when there have been only 486 homicides.

October 11, 2010
“I Did It”

Why do people confess to crimes they didn’t commit?

October 4, 2010
The New Gangs of New York

They’re younger, harder to catch, and quicker to violence. Who holds sway where.

July 19, 2010
The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

June 14, 2010
Bernie Madoff, Free at Last

In prison he doesn’t have to hide his lack of conscience. In fact, he’s a hero for it.

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