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Christopher Bonanos

  1. bathrooms
    Outsourcing Public Bathrooms to Starbucks Maybe Wasn’t the Best IdeaWhat Howard Schultz giveth, Howard Schultz may taketh away.
  2. brick and mortar
    Century 21 Lives!Fidi, rejoice.
  3. little ukraine
    ‘The World Was Ukrainian’A stubborn and surprising immigrant enclave, hiding in plain sight on the Lower East Side.
  4. little ukraine
    What the Little Ukraine Neighbors RememberFourteen recollections of hot beeswax, scouting, smuggling, and resurrections.
  5. honors
    Donald Trump Finally Gets a Jail CellMaybe he’ll visit soon!
  6. rendering judgment
    2 World Trade Center’s New Design Is Pretty Good (for 2007)Foster + Partners revamped its early-aughts tower, and it’s not bad. But does downtown still need an extra 3 million square feet of offices?
  7. obituary
    Sheldon Silver Was Albany’s Foremost ‘No’ for DecadesHe spent nearly 40 years in the state assembly, and the past two in prison.
  8. confederate monuments
    Richmond’s Robert E. Lee Statue Will Be Freed From the Wastewater PlantLost Cause monument, all washed up.
  9. our mayor
    Eric Adams Is Returning His Well-worn Borough Hall Mattress to AideYou know, the one he’s had in his office for the past two years.
  10. maritime news
    The MTA’s Boat Got Wrecked — Wait, the MTA Had a Boat?The agency bought it 20 years ago, for reasons now lost in the harbor fog of bureaucracy.
  11. books
    Walking the Streets, Looking for a Long-Lost MadamThe historian Debby Applegate knows where all the best disreputables once hung out.
  12. getting around
    This Is the OMNY Card, and You Might Be Able to Buy One TodayBut not in the subway (yet).
  13. good news
    Change of Plans: You’ll Still Be Able to Browse the NYPL’s Picture CollectionResearchers howled and the library reversed itself.
  14. retail apocalypse
    Will a Post-Bankruptcy ABC Carpet & Home Still Be Over-the-Top Maximalist?A store whose retail experience is a maximalist performance.
  15. 9/11: 20 years later
    Visiting the Visitors: Photographs at the 9/11 MemorialSome tourists are more respectful than others.
  16. getting around
    The FDR Drive, Swamped Last Night, Is Full of Abandoned Cars TodayTow trucks are trying to clear the road.
  17. developing
    So Long, 666 Fifth AvenueIts past lives included Noguchi art, a cigar lounge, that satanic address, and Jared Kushner.
  18. the group portrait
    New York Public Library’s Human Search Engines“One thing that historians learned this year is that digitization can never replace the archives.”
  19. books
    The Power Broker Is Still Not Available As an E-Book. Except … It Is.“A myth,” says Robert Caro’s publisher. Yet, somehow, I just bought the Kindle edition.
  20. getting around
    Andrew Cuomo, the La Guardia AirTrain, and the Art of the PossibleIt’s not the best plan. But is “good enough” good enough?
  21. ahhhhhh
    Watching Perfectionist Restorers at Work Is Incredibly SoothingIt’s good to see someone bring rusty junk back to better-than-new condition.
  22. street party
    Bensonhurst Went Berserk Yesterday After Italy’s Football WinPictures from the celebration on 18th Avenue.
  23. fixtures
    Heidi Klum’s Louvered Closet Doors Can Be Yours, Should You Want ThemThe current occupant of the supermodel’s long-ago apartment is giving them away.
  24. didn’t see this one coming
    Eric Adams Gave a Tour of His Apartment; Everyone’s Still Asking Where He LivesIt’s a lived-in apartment. That much is clear.
  25. the great lawn
    An Epic New York City Reopening Concert Is Coming to Central ParkWho’ll headline? Who cares: We’ll be there.
  26. ihq q&a
    Why Did Food52 Just Buy Dansk?The site’s founder Amanda Hesser says she’s going to dig into the archives for reissues and sign up contemporary designers to create new lines.
  27. today in huh
    We Asked the Bushwick Piano Building’s Architect: Why?“This client likes unique and interesting designs,” he says.
  28. getting around
    The Man in the MTA’s Money RoomArmored cars, pocketless uniforms, coin-sucking vacuums: Al Putre, who counts $1.5 billion a year, lets us inside.
  29. down the hall
    Watch Giuliani’s Upper East Side Neighbor Be a Very Upper East Side Neighbor“They were bringing out a lot of stuff.”
  30. the office
    Remember the Office?A look back at 150 years of cubicles, corner offices, all-nighters, and the holiday party.
  31. rendering judgment
    Lincoln Center Wants You to Lie Down on Its PlazaHow comfortable will that plastic grass really be?
  32. pennsylvania six-five oh-oh-oh
    So Long to the Hotel PennsylvaniaOnce lovely, now dowdy, soon to be gone.
  33. rendering judgment
    Radio City Music Hall Will Finally Get Its Roof Garden After 90 YearsIt goes back to the original plans for Rockefeller Center, in which nearly all the rooftops were landscaped.
  34. tough calls
    Trump or Epstein: Which Depraved House Would You Buy?A $50 million dilemma.
  35. remembrance
    The Outlaw History of Arturo Di Modica’s Crosby Street StudioIt’s the Charging Bull sculptor’s largest yet least obvious New York work.
  36. preservation watch
    Change Is Coming to the McGraw-Hill Building’s Fantastic Deco Lobby. Or Is It?Preservationists sound the alarm; architects swear they’re not trashing a treasure.
  37. rendering judgment
    The Tower Replacing the Grand Hyatt Is an Absolute BehemothOne more big shadow over Grand Central.
  38. rendering judgment
    Huh, the Port Authority Bus Terminal Could Get Less BadOpening in 2031 (est.).
  39. today in andrew yang
    Andrew Yang, Who Is Absolutely a New Yorker, Went to His New York Deli“I love bodegas.”
  40. attention zabar’s shoppers!
    A Lox on Both Your Houses: Jerry Nadler Brought a Zabar’s Bag to the ImpeachmentHe’s on the Upper West Side of the aisle.
  41. today in oligarch news
    Let the LLC Unmasking BeginShell-corporation condo buyers will be nameless no more (at least to the Feds).
  42. cityscape
    Chuck Schumer Shows Up in Community-Board Zoom, Surprising Everyone and No OneEven an attack on the Capitol can’t keep an extroverted politician down.
  43. capitol riot
    Visualizing a Riot: Where the Attacks on the Capitol Played OutHow the insurrection approached and moved throughout the federal building.
  44. landmarks
    Why Hasn’t Anyone Bought This William Lescaze House?A pioneering 1935 house has been on and off the market for years.
  45. happy new year
    Andrew Yang’s 2021 Goals: Control of a Giant Global City, Weight LossWe are all Andrew Yang, except for the first part.
  46. shopping
    Mall Operator Forced to Buy Other Mall Operator, Can’t Return ItI’m sorry, you’re going to have to bring a receipt.
  47. reread
    Penn Station’s Train Hall Opens Next Week. We’ve Been Covering It for 27 Years.The new Moynihan Train Hall in the old Farley Post Office opens this week after three decades of rerouting and delays.
  48. boom time
    How Much Would You Pay to Blow Up the Trump Plaza Casino?It’s coming down in January, and Atlantic City is auctioning off the right to push the button.
  49. breaking news
    Pete Buttigieg Will Be Joe Biden’s Secretary of TransportationMayor Pete will run your street.
  50. up high
    This Artist Posed As a Hungarian Billionaire Buyer to Get Into 25 PenthousesAdopting a new persona, then photographing the view from the 100th floor.
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