Tag: New York

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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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My Misspent Youth

Life and debt as a young writer in New York.

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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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The Reclusive, Doll-Collecting Copper Queen of Fifth Avenue

The story of heiress Huguette Clark, who spent her life avoiding people and collecting dolls.

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The Stranger

On Billy Joel’s sardonic gloom.

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Young Carlos

The story of one of the 74,000 children who come to this country each year alone and undocumented.

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Showdown at the Four Seasons

The battle over a New York Picasso.