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Robert Kolker

July 14, 2008
Whose Harlem Is It?

Willie Kathryn Suggs, the so-called Queen of Harlem Real Estate, has sent local housing prices soaring. She’s also touched off a heated debate: Should Harlem be preserved as an affordable haven for blacks? Or sold to the highest bidder?

March 24, 2008 | Features
A Night on the Streets

Homelessness is the single biggest failure of the Bloomberg administration, which has tried a radical new policy that’s made an intractable problem worse. There are over 35,000 homeless now in the city. On a single cold night in February, we met six of them.

March 3, 2008 | Features
A Bad Night at Club Kalua

In the Sean Bell shooting, 50 bullets and many truths.

December 24, 2007 |
49. Because People Will Argue About Anything

In January 2005, when the Parks Department held a hearing to unveil its $16 million plan to overhaul Washington Square Park, a throng of neighbors was already there to protest it.

November 26, 2007 | Features
Death of a Broker

In real estate, where brash aggressiveness is the norm, Linda Stein was at a whole other level. Did a tantrum push her assistant over the edge?

November 12, 2007 | Features
When Is a Hate Crime Not a Hate Crime?

It looked like a classic case of gay-bashing. Then the basher announced that he was gay, too.

September 17, 2007 | Features
The Girl in the 9/11 Bubble

Emma Rathkey lost her father in the World Trade Center attacks. Now the only place she can find real comfort is in the company of others just like her.

August 13, 2007 | Features
The Resurrection of Don Imus

The shock jock rises, with a little help from Lenny Bruce.

June 18, 2007 |
What’s Up, Docs?

A panel of anonymous physicians coughs up secrets of the trade.

April 23, 2007 | Features
This Is the Part Where the Superhero Discovers He Is Mortal

Wesley Autrey jumped in front of a speeding subway train to save a man’s life. Then things really got tricky.