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Entries from November 2005

Bronx Cold Case Squad

November 30th, 2005 · 3 Comments

There are over twenty detectives in the NYPD’s Cold Case Squad, and unfortunately I couldn’t write about them all. The book is pretty packed with people as it is. But this always bugged me, I met a lot of great detectives. In the Bronx Squad for instance, there’s a detective named Mark Tebbens. I just […]

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Reading at Rocky Sullivan’s 11/30

November 27th, 2005 · Comments Off on Reading at Rocky Sullivan’s 11/30

I’m reading at a bar called Rocky Sullivan’s. It’s this Wednesday, November 30th at 8PM. Rocky Sullivan’s is an Irish bar at 129 Lexington, between 28th and 29th.

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“If you want something done , ask a busy person.”

November 26th, 2005 · Comments Off on “If you want something done , ask a busy person.”

Interestingly, when the murder rate was at its highest in New York, so were the clearance rates. In the 1980’s, the percentage of murders that went unsolved in New York was 31.2%. Now it’s up to 40%. (It’s been hovering around 35% for decades, sometime a little better, sometimes a little worse.)

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A Simpler Time

November 23rd, 2005 · Comments Off on A Simpler Time

I love this shot. For it’s improbability, and for the nostalgia it engenders. How would a kid get stuck in a tree with a glowing pumpkin (clearly a Halloween PR photograph)? Not that a cop wouldn’t help him down if he did. I wonder where this was taken. Central Park? It’s a happy ending kind […]

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