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Mark Jacobson

May 3, 1999 | Cityside
Matt Shipp's Out

What happens when a great piano player makes music and no one's there to record it? That's what Lower East Side free-jazz legend Matt Shipp intends to find out.

April 26, 1999 | Cityside
Life in the Clouds

In a Chelsea storefront, the good life comes down to essentials: a hand-rolled cigar, a drop of Scotch, and a spot on the most comfortable couch in the whole world.

March 22, 1999 | Cityside
1999: A Bronx Odyssey

Joe DiMaggio embodied mid-century American values; Stanley Kubrick savagely satirized them. But the two Bronx geniuses were more alike than meets the eye.

March 1, 1999 | Feature
Win, Place, Snow

Far from Saratoga and Churchill Downs -- but right here in South Ozone Park -- thousands of hard-core horse players routinely brave the elements for a fix of winter racing at Aqueduct.

August 24, 1998 | Feature
Mom's Place in History

When Mom sold the house in Flushing, Queens, you could see the sweep of the immigrant saga -- and New York changing hands.

March 16, 1998 | Feature
Battered City Syndrome

In a city buckling under the weight of its own history, the question is: What’s going to break and when? A guide to urban decay.