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Grant Stoddard

July 21, 2008 | Features
One With the Freaks

Though the lights are dimming on funky, fetid Coney Island, there’s still time to learn the age-old secrets of the sideshow. Sword swallowing, anyone?

July 2, 2007 |

In which our man voyages to a deserted Brooklyn isle, battles the elements—and loses.

April 30, 2007 |
The Mind of the Married Man

We got seven guys drunk and made them tell the truth about sex after pregnancy, cheating, and what it’s like to make less money than your wife. Then we put bags over their heads.

June 27, 2005 | Feature
From the Sidewalk to Your Living Room

A determined scavenger proves that New York’s streets can fully furnish an apartment in one (strenuous) day.

June 27, 2005 | Travel
The 10-Point Escape Plan: Helsinki

A brand-new wave of Nordic cool, midnight sunsets, and chilling Soviet history.

November 22, 2004 | Feature

For scared single New Yorkers, safe sex has become an unhealthy obsession.

November 15, 2004 | Intelligencer
The Anti-Cupid

Able to stop an ill-advised hookup in a single bound.

June 28, 2004 | Summer Strategies
A Field Guide to Central Park

In a game preserve, you’ll find zebras, giraffes, and wildebeests. In Manhattan, it’s birders, freewheeling disco skaters, and fanatical Clue devotees.