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Robert Kolker

December 26, 2005 | Reasons to Love New York
Because Our Doctors Can Give a Two-Pound Eleven-Ounce Baby a Long, Healthy Life

123 reasons to love New York.

November 28, 2005 | Feature
The Grief Police

No one says the 9/11 families aren’t entitled to their pain. But should a small handful of them have the power to reshape ground zero?

October 24, 2005 | Feature

To manipulate their crucial personal-fatality ratings, New York heart surgeons are turning away needy patients.

September 26, 2005 | Profile
Maria and Mellie Got Lost

How did two young, smart, and beautiful college girls wind up dead from a cocaine-and-heroin overdose?

July 4, 2005 | Profile
The Hasids of Southampton

And the Chabad moved to Hill Street. And the residents said, “Let there be a lawsuit.” And there was.

June 13, 2005 | Best Doctors
Fallen Stuntman

Problem: Forty-six-year-old Hollywood stuntman. Career-threatening back pain. Traditional spinal fusion not an option. Decides to try risky, experimental disk replacement.

June 13, 2005 | Best Doctors
A Fragile Sculptor

Problem: Thirty-five-year-old artist preparing for first museum exhibit. Leans forward while working and feels sharp pain in hip. X-rays show a cancerous bone tumor. She’s told she may lose her leg—and her life.

May 23, 2005 | Feature

Allegedly murderous cops,nasty mob turncoats, and eighties throwbacks Bruce Cutler and Ed Hayes star in the biggest mob trial in years.

April 18, 2005 | Feature
Who Wants to Move to Ground Zero?

Larry Silverstein’s 52-story vacancy problem.

February 7, 2005 | Feature
How Far Would You Go for a Piece of Real Estate?

One man's maniacal quest for the house next door.