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Mark Jacobson

December 25, 2006 |
Because Daniel Goldstein Can’t Be Bought, Not Even With Bruce Ratner’s Millions

“We’re not cranks, unless letting powerful people do whatever they want, without any public review or regard to law, makes you a crank. That sounds more like a citizen to me—a New Yorker,” Goldstein says.

September 25, 2006
Brooklyn Is Burning

In the midst of the building boom, a fire epidemic of a kind not seen since 1977 is raging. Do development and arson go hand in hand?

June 12, 2006
Gooch In Space

With Discover, Bob Guccione Jr. boldly goes where his centerfold-king dad has gone before—looking for sex in the cosmos.

April 24, 2006 | Intelligencer
Joltin� Jew

Ex-Yankee and memoirist Ron Blomberg is in the record books for being the first DH. (That doesn�t stand for Designated Hebrew.)

March 27, 2006 | Features
The Ground Zero Grassy Knoll

A new generation of conspiracy theorists is at work on a secret history of New York’s most terrible day.

November 14, 2005 | Feature
The Voice from Beyond the Grave

The legendary downtown paper has been a shell of its former self since it went free nearly a decade ago. But a potty-mouthed new owner—from Phoenix, no less—vows to make it relevant again.

November 7, 2005 | Talent
The House That Earl Built

Knicks legend Earl the Pearl tries to up the ante on jock food.

July 18, 2005 | Feature
The Queens 50

Enjoy it while it lasts. A pre-gentrification to-do list.

July 18, 2005 | Feature
The $2,000 an-Hour Woman

In the bedroom, Natalia was a superstar, an escort in demand by Wall Street traders and NFL quarterbacks alike. Her boss, Jason Itzler, who called himself the “King of All Pimps,” wanted to turn his brothel into a Playboy-style national empire, with Natalia as its crown jewel—and his wife. A love story.

May 23, 2005 | Feature
Mr. Times and His Knights of the Square Table

Can one streetwise coach and a virtual United Nations of kids from Harlem win a national chess championship?