Tag: New York

125 articles
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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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Showdown at the Four Seasons

The battle over a New York Picasso.

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Crowded House

They thought that they’d found the perfect New York apartment. They weren’t alone.

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Stash Pad

How New York real estate became the new Swiss bank account.

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On the Brink in Brownsville

Shamir is 15, bored and broke and balancing right on the edge.

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Saturday Mass

A profile of DJ Larry Levan, whose sets at New York’s Paradise Garage in the 80s had an almost religious appeal.

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Down and Out at the Hotel Providence

Scenes from a Bowery flophouse.

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The Boy Who Ran

On the life and death of Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old autistic boy who disappeared in October after walking out of his New York City school.

Previously: Robert Kolker on the Longform Podcast.