Gangs Documentary Diary
22nd, 2006 entry - Author
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an interview with author Gary Weiss today. While Gary was not a Ducky
Boy, he does remember them - especially since his 5th grade class at
PS 46 was sent home early one day due to an invasion by the Ducky Boys.
The interview was quite informative and led to some Ducky angles that
I hadn't yet considered.
interview was also great considering I picked a bad location for it..
We were on the upper walkway of the 39th Street Ferry terminal and in
addition to the ship horns and announcements that would intermittently
interrupt us, there was the constant roar of helicopters going to the
nearby heliport on 34th Street.. I've gotta give Gary credit for maintaining
his cool, and keeping his momentum after getting interrupted a few times.
It's not as easy as it looks and Gary was a true professional, so I
would like to thank him for everything!
to his bio:
Weiss is an investigative reporter and author. He grew up in the Bronx
and graduated from City College and the Medill School of Journalism.
For many years he was a writer at Business Week magazine,
where he wrote many cover stories exposing fraud and corruption on
Wall Street, including Mafia infiltration of brokerages. He is the
author of Born
to Steal (Warner Books: 2003) and Wall
Street Versus America, which was published by
Penguin this year. He is a founding member of Project Klebnikov,
a consortium of investigative journalists investigating the death
in Moscow of Paul Klebnikov of Forbes magazine."
website is gary-weiss.com.