By Nanette Byrnes
Dennis Kozlowski arrived early at 100 Center Street in downtown Manhattan on Sept. 29 for the first day of his criminal trial. It was a crisp fall morning -- a nice day to be outside. But first things first: the matter of jury selection. By 9 a.m., the former CEO of Tyco International had camped himself in the hallway in front of presiding Judge Michael Orbus' courtroom. Dressed in a conservative blue suit and silk tie, Kozlowski would face for the first time the randomly selected group of Manhattanites that will ultimately provide a jury of his peers -- or at least people who live in Manhattan. Few could be considered his true peer, even in a city this rich.