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Mark Jacobson

December 17, 2012 |
22. Because Times Square May Actually Be Better Than Ever.

Instead of the Vegas hotel version of New York, you were back in the actual place.

November 19, 2012 | Features
The Free Republic of the Rockaways

Where the storm never ends, anarchy reigns, and people find their own ways to survive.

October 1, 2012 | Features

What does the Brooklyn of the new Barclays Center have to do with the Brooklyns that came before it? A native son walks among the ghosts.

September 17, 2012 | Features
The Land That Time and Money Forgot

New York City’s housing projects are the last of their kind in the country. And they may be on their way to extinction.

April 9, 2012
Queens Beep Weeper

Man, Oh, Manes!

April 9, 2012
The Urbanist's New Orleans

Cross-dressing rappers, DIY Bloody Marys, divinely good phô.

March 12, 2012 | Features
Unlucky 800

Will the growing fund-raising scandal bring down Comptroller John Liu? Out in Flushing, a lot more is riding on that question than just his career.

February 13, 2012 | Features
WorldStar, Baby!

An underground hip-hop blog has become an alterna-YouTube, where slick rap videos and grainy footage of subway brawls and mall fights get over a million views a day.

December 19, 2011 |
8. Because the Last Great Discount-Tire Salesman Is Nothing to Sneeze at Either.

Louis Gellman, owner of Hilna Motors on Stillwell Avenue, is one of those ­resolutely, genuinely uncorporatized, wisecracking, soulful New York merchants they try to duplicate on crummy TV shows but always get wrong.

November 7, 2011 | Features
Big Scary Ugly Dirty Rats

They’re everywhere—but they always were.