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Jeff Coplon

April 21, 2014 | Features
New York State Has the Most-Segregated Schools in the Nation

Park Slope Collegiate was determined not to be one of them.

May 3, 2010 | Features
The Patron Saint (and Scourge) of Lost Schools

Eva Moskowitz, the controversial leader of the fastest-growing charter network in the city, wants to save New York public education by, in a sense, destroying it.

June 1, 2009 | Features
Five-Year-Olds at the Gate

Why are Manhattan's elementary schools turning away kindergartners? How the Bloomberg administration missed the baby boom it helped create.

October 12, 2009 | Intelligencer

Sotomayor’s original intent.

December 8, 2008 | Features
Hiding in Plain Sight

For an undocumented family, life in a sanctuary city is feeling less safe all the time.

October 27, 2008 |
Empty Cab Theory

A Wall Street driver and the trickle-down of misfortune.

April 14, 2008 |
Absolutely, Positively the Worst Team in the History of Professional Sports

A eulogy for Isiah Thomas's New York Knickerbockers.

November 19, 2007 | Features
How Race Is Lived in America

Pioneering Times managing editor Gerald Boyd, in spite of his efforts to live a color-blind life, was shaped by race: It lifted him, proved the subject of a journalistic triumph, and eventually destroyed his career.

May 7, 2007 | Features
NEST+m: An Allegory

The “Stuyvesant of the East” has become one of the most sought-after public schools in the city. It got that way by leaving much of the public out.

April 25, 2005 | Feature
The Tipping of Jefferson Avenue

On a single street, brownstone by brownstone, gentrification and race are colliding, making Bed-Stuy locals wonder what kind of block will be left when it all shakes out.