Over a million people are buried in a potter’s field on Hart Island. Here are some of their stories.
New York Times
One woman’s hunt for possibility after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
Two men entered the ring for their first professional boxing match. Only one survived.
Modern methods allow the Islamic State to keep up its systematic rape of captives under medieval codes.
Before ending up in Rikers, Jeremy Wilson — if that’s his real name — had portrayed himself as a Scottish-born DJ, a Cambridge-trained thespian, a Special Forces officer, a professor at MIT, an Apple executive, a soldier seeking asylum in Canada to escape anti-Semitic attacks in the United States, and an Irish mobster. Among others.
The women would walk 10 miles from the village to the meat packing plants. Their pay supported drunk husbands and hungry children. When they were told to stop, they broke with tradition and went to the law.
An account of the 60 minutes after a heavyweight fight at Madison Square Garden that left one boxer with permanent brain damage.
The final days of the last Navy SEAL to die in Afghanistan.
Since the Syrian rebel leader Hassan Aboud joined ISIS, taking with him fighters and weapons, he has been behind a sprawling mix of battlefield action and crime.
They were cousins who grow up in Raqqa amidst parties, beaches, even bikinis. They married ISIS fighters to protect their families, then became morality policers.
They were the New York crew that once pulled off the Lufthansa heist, one of the biggest thefts in American history and the basis for Goodfellas. Nearly 40 years later, most are dead. The survivors are old, broke, and snitching.