MOST RECENT ARTICLES BY:

Louis Cheslaw

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    The Look Book Goes to an NYPD Boxing MatchOn a recent Friday night in Flushing, Smoker Talk convened for its first NYC indoor boxing event since COVID.
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    The Look Book Goes to Herbert Von King ParkOn the first 70-degree day of the year, we joined sunbathers at the century-old Brooklyn park and community space.
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    The Best Homeware Stores in New YorkAffordable vintage furniture, Japanese gifts, Brimfield-quality quilts, and more.
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    The Best Storage Units in New YorkFor the most space for the least money, a few cases of wine, inherited minks, and more.
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    The Best Therapists in New YorkWe asked 31 notable New Yorkers about their therapists and are publishing their referrals in their own words.
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    The Look Book Goes to New York City’s Only CasinoWe spoke to regulars on a recent Thursday night at Resorts World in Queens.
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    A Freaky Lamp Show in Fort GreeneLight-up socks, blenders with bulbs, and a banana pendant.
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    The Look Book Goes to New York Fashion WeekWe chatted with guests at Collina Strada’s show at the Angelika.
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    The Look Book Goes to a Lunar New Year DinnerHundreds of people visited House of Joy, a recently renovated Chinatown banquet hall, to eat shumai, roast duck, and chicken feet.
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    The Look Book Goes to a Union Square Ski-Bus PickupOn a recent freezing Friday, winter-sports enthusiasts lined up to take the OvRride bus to Mountain Creek and Hunter Mountain for the day.
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    The Look Book Goes to a Staten Island Shipping DockLongshoremen of the ILA Local 920 union took a break from 18-hour shifts to tell us about the supply chain and winter accidents.
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    The Look Book Goes to the Rink at Rockefeller CenterWe chatted with tourists and season-pass holders on a Sunday afternoon.
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    The Look Book Goes to a Knicks-Lakers GameCelebrity guests and multi-decade season-ticket holders alike mingled in the floor seats during a 106-100 home win at a sold-out MSG.
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    The Look Book Goes to Disco TehranAbout 1,000 people showed up for the Iran-inspired club night and fund-raiser’s final party before it heads out on a tour of Europe and South America.
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    The Look Book Goes to a South Slope Open HouseSeventy-plus interested buyers came to check out the $1.7 million three-bedroom, three-bath duplex.
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    The Look Book Goes to an Animal-Blessing CeremonyAt the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights, pet owners brought their animals for an annual blessing.
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    The Look Book Goes to Chess in the ParkAt the tournament, which is held yearly near Bethesda Fountain, more than 700 children (and a few adults) faced off over six rounds of rapid chess.
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    The Look Book Goes to the Obama PortraitsDuring a preview party at the Brooklyn Museum, guests got an early look at Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald’s presidential portraits.
  19. small-business stories
    The Lower East Side Tailor to the SceneClients have generally found Ramon Tailor through word of mouth. Now — suddenly — there are lines out the door for his custom pants.
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    The Look Book Goes to MargaritavilleWe chatted with guests at the newly opened outpost of the hotel chain, which sits right between the Times Square subway station and Port Authority.
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    The Look Book Goes to a Cricket Match in Van Cortlandt ParkPlayers from India, Australia, Jamaica, and elsewhere faced off.
  22. travel
    The Specific Torture That Is Procuring a Passport Right NowThe pandemic has thrown the process of renewing or getting a passport into disarray.
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    The Look Book Goes to Miramar Yacht ClubMembers and guests watched (and raced in) a weekend regatta at the 77-year-old Sheepshead Bay club.
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    The Look Book Goes to a Dimes Square Clothing RackTrying on Armani pants and rare Tiffany & Co. caps at Chad Senzel’s vintage pop-up, which appears most Saturdays at Canal and Ludlow Streets.
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    The Look Book Goes to a Financial District Dig InnWorkers who have gone back into the office — and some who never left — stopped by to pick up their Friday lunch.
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    The Look Book Goes to Malcolm Shabazz Harlem MarketLocals and out-of-towners alike shop for custom dresses, crystals, and mud cloth at the daily African crafts and textiles market.
  27. cityscape
    What Is Going On in Washington Square Park?A 48-hour diary of a ten-acre park where everything in the city seems to be happening at once.
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    The Look Book Goes to New York DressHigh-school students tried on tulle gowns and sequined A-lines for proms and quinceañeras at the Maspeth boutique.
  29. the office
    Remember the Office?A look back at 150 years of cubicles, corner offices, all-nighters, and the holiday party.
  30. my spots
    John Wilson’s Favorite Spots in RidgewoodChicken pupusas, a special occasion strip club, and a used bookstore with great coffee.