New York

Bernie Madoff’s Guide to New York Restaurants

By Pete Wells In an inspired piece of forensic accounting, Eater analyzes Bernie Madoff’s American Express statements to discover where the Ponzi schemer ate, what he spent, and how he tipped. His go-to restaurant for the period in 2008 covered by the statements was Lure. (But if he liked it so much, how come he […]


New Yorkers Popping Pills Like Skittles

Anxious New Yorkers popping more pills CRAINS NEW YORK BUSINESS By Daniel Massey Published: December 12, 2008 Prescriptions filled for anti-anxiety drugs, anti-depressants and sleep aids have surged in the city as New Yorkers struggle to cope with uncertainties brought on by the financial crisis. The spike was particularly evident in September, when an economic […]


The 17th Floor, Where Wealth Went to Vanish

The 17th floor, where wealth went to vanish By Diana B. Henriques and Alex Berenson Monday, December 15, 2008 The epicenter of what may be the largest Ponzi scheme in history was the 17th floor of the Lipstick Building, an oval red-granite building rising 34 floors above Third Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. A busy stock-trading […]