Tag: New York

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What the Hell Happened in East New York?

The story of a broken neighborhood.

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How My Hoarder Landlady Ruined My Life

Two floors of a building in prime Brooklyn for $1000 a month seemed too good to be true. It was.

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History of the Loomis Gang

In 1802, horse rustler George Washington Loomis rode into Oneida County and built a mansion adjacent to an impenetrable swamp perfect for storing thieved goods. It was the beginning of the saga of the largest organized crime family in 19th century America.

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Up and Then Down

The lives of elevators.

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One Day, 625 Delays

The ripple effect of a single MTA mechanical failure.

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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.