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The Madoff Exiles (September 27, 2009)

Victims of the $65 billion Ponzi scheme feel cast out, denied justice, forgotten. They’re angry at just about everyone, including, in some cases, themselves.
(New York)

The Impersonator (April 3, 2009)

Like Bernie Madoff, Marc Dreier bilked unsuspecting investors out of many millions of dollars. But Dreier did it with flair. (New York)

A Night on the Streets (March 16, 2008)

Homelessness is the single biggest failure of the Bloomberg administration, which has tried a radical new policy that’s made an intractable problem worse. There are over 35,000 homeless now in the city. On a single cold night in February, we met six of them.  (New York)

Heartless (October 24, 2005)

To manipulate their crucial personal-fatality ratings, New York heart surgeons are turning away needy patients. (New York)

Oldfellas (May 23, 2005)

Allegedly murderous cops, nasty mob turncoats, and eighties throwbacks Bruce Cutler and Ed Hayes star in the biggest mob trial in years. (New York)

The Hasids of Southampton (July 4, 2005)

And the Chabad moved to Hill Street. And the residents said, “Let there be a lawsuit.” And there was. (New York)

How Far Would You Go for a Piece of Real Estate? (February 7, 2005)

One man's maniacal quest for the house next door. (New York)

The Bad Superintendent (September 27, 2004)

To the Harvard-obsessed parents of Roslyn, New York, Frank Tassone appeared to be the ideal schools chief. Then $8 million went missing, Tassone became a prime suspect, and the details of his secret double life began to emerge. (New York)

Out of Bounds (October 27, 2003)

When members of a high-school football team on Long Island were accused of sexual attacks, the community was appalled . . . some by the crimes, others by the cancellation of the season. Now the boys may face adult charges, the victims are being ostracized, and the locals are divided. (New York)

Hamptons Murder Mystery (July 14, 2003)

It’s been nearly two years since financier Ted Ammon was bludgeoned to death in his East Hampton home, in the middle of “the worst divorce in the world.” But only now is a grand jury weighing charges, as his estranged wife fights cancer, and his sister fights to keep the nanny from winning custody of their twins.

Flier Beware (August 13, 2001)

Flight delays should be the least of your worries. New York has the most crowded airspace in the world, plus antiquated equipment and lax security. Now more than ever, our airports are an accident waiting to happen. (New York; published four weeks before the attacks of September 11, 2001.)