Tag: New York

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Chirlane McCray and the Limits of First-Ladyship

What two years in Gracie Mansion have meant for a woman who aspired to be the “voice for the forgotten voices.”

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My Misspent Youth

Life and debt as a young writer in New York.

Meghan Daum on the Longform Podcast
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The Hustlers at Scores

They were an organized group of ex-strippers, plus a few role players recruited from Craigslist. They fished for marks in strip clubs, Wall Street cocktail bars, and even TGI Fridays, and then lured them to strip clubs. The marks woke up with little memory of the night before and their credit cards maxed out.

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Trial Offers Inside Look at the Fall of the Mafia

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.

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Friend of the Devil

The writer reconnects with an old acquaintance who ten years earlier committed one of the most notorious crimes in New York history.

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Four Columbia House Insiders Explain the Shady Math Behind “8 CDs for a Penny”

An oral history with former employees Sasha Frere-Jones, Alysia Abbott, Piotr Orlov, and Chris Wilcha.

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‘I Put in White Tenants’

The grim, racist methods of a New York City landlord.

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Chloë's Scene

A profile of Chloë Sevigny, 19-year-old It Girl.

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Meet The Weather Underground’s Bomb Guru

What led to the 1970 explosion of a Greenwich Village townhouse, in which three members of the Weather Underground were killed, and what happened to the group after.

Excerpted from Days of Rage.

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The Old House at Home

The story of a New York City bar and its owner, Old John McSorley.

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The Shame of Borough Park

After a Hasidic man exposed child abuse, his tight-knit Brooklyn community turned on him.

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