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Mark Jacobson

September 22, 1975 | Features
Night-Shifting for the Hip Fleet

“…It’s Hooverville, honey, so anyone outside the military-industrial complex is likely to turn up driving for Dover…”

July 21, 2008 | Features
Escape From the Holy Shtetl

Gitty Grunwald fled the pious world of her mother to return to the secular city of her grandparents. There’s only one problem: The Satmars kept her daughter. A family saga of four generations of American Jews.

September 20, 1976 | Feature
Punks of Bleecker Street

The Ramones, four somber crazies in black leather, were Queens greasers a few years ago. Now, singing of massacre and mutilation, they sell out Max's. Onstage, they're electrifying.

March 24, 2008 | Features
Secrets of the Megapimps

The city’s most famous pimp says he met Kristen at a hotel bar. The rest is history...

December 17, 2007 | Features
Down and Out and ... Up and In on the Bowery

From the Whitehouse Hotel, the street’s last SRO, to the door (manned by red-coated doormen) of the Bowery Hotel is only 35 steps for a reporter—but a giant leap into the rebranded, denatured future of America’s greatest skid row.

November 5, 2007 |
Lords of Dopetown

Frank Lucas and Nicky Barnes once ruled the drug trade in Harlem. They came out of retirement to talk business.

October 8, 2007 | Features
The Man Who Didn’t Shoot Malcolm X

He spent twenty-two years in prison for an infamous murder he didn’t commit. But Khalil Islam, confined, traveled inward.

July 2, 2007 |
Long Hot Summer of Love

In New York, 1967 was a year of crucial import. But unlike in San Francisco, flowers weren’t the half of it.

February 12, 2007 |
American Jeremiad

A harrowing ride up the proverbial creek and into the beating, bleeding heart of RFK Jr.

January 15, 2007 |
Chairman of the Money

Charlie Rangel has waited all his life to hold America’s purse strings. Now everyone is waiting on him.