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‘That’s What Hurt the Most: The Things You Can’t Replace’

Five East Elmhurst residents on what they lost to Hurricane Ida.
  1. The Best Thing About the New Eviction Moratorium Is More Time to Get Rent Relief But the CDC order will only apply while COVID rates are high.
  2. A Book About the Influential Brooklyn Design Firm, Workstead Their work is “tied to the past and … living in today.”
  3. Everything We Know About Revel’s New Rideshare Teslas The urban mobility company known for its light blue mopeds launched a for-hire car service — the catch is it only works below 42nd Street, for now.
  4. Central Park Accidentally Offed Its Celebrity Bird Barry the barred owl is dead.
  5. A 1961 A-frame on the Connecticut Shoreline This waterfront home in Sachem’s Head, a tiny hamlet on a 600-acre peninsula, is on the market for the very first time.
  6. Equinox Has Decided That No, It Will Not Pay Its Rent Which is, apparently, absolutely fine.
  7. A $575K Greenwich Village Studio and a Harlem Two-Bedroom This week’s picks also includes a Brooklyn Heights apartment with two skylights and fireplaces.
  8. New York’s Stoopers Have a New Enemy “If I had to imagine the Dr. Evil of the stooping community, this is it.”
  9. New York’s Most Beloved Puppets From the childhood comforts of Sesame Street to the gleeful pop perversities of Avenue Q, a new show captures the heritage of puppetry in the city.
  10. New York Public Library’s Human Search Engines “One thing that historians learned this year is that digitization can never replace the archives.”
  11. The City Is Finally Giving Homeless New Yorkers Enough Money for Rent The voucher program’s long-overdue boost comes months ahead of schedule.
  12. After the Surfside Condo Collapse, Miami Engineers Are Swamped “We are booked. People are worried: Maybe something bad is happening that we don’t know about.”
  13. There Are Barely Any Houses Left in Palm Beach “I sold $300 million in the past six months. That’s a lot of real estate for one person to sell in six months.”
  14. The Look Book Goes to Miramar Yacht Club Members and guests watched (and raced in) a weekend regatta at the 77-year-old Sheepshead Bay club.
  15. You’ll Need a Vaccine to Eat Inside NYC Restaurants Soon The requirement for indoor dining, gyms, concerts, and more comes down this month.
  16. The Parallel-Parking Job That Ignited the Internet It prompted thousands of insults, threats, and moral judgments.
  17. New York’s Central Park Concert Isn’t Ready for the Delta Variant To see Barry Manilow, only one vaccine shot is required.
  18. From Townhouse to Bauhaus After years in a Greenwich Village brownstone, Alexandra Pappas wanted to live her modernist dream. To a point.
  19. Tinned Fish Lamps, a New Home-Goods Shop, and Other Things I Liked This Week Plus a film that turns the Guggenheim’s rotunda into a sound sculpture.
  20. The Second-Story Streetery Is a No-Go Izakaya NYC tried to build up to get more outdoor space — but higher structures are not allowed.
  21. It’s Time to Dismantle the Vessel It’s either that or just leave it there, empty, as an Instagram backdrop.
  22. 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.
  23. Avenue B’s Queen of Latex Is Abdicating the Throne The Baroness is closing shop.
  24. The Vessel Has Closed Again After a Fourth Suicide Related’s earlier measures didn’t prevent the latest death.
  25. The Great Office-Opening Rollback Has Begun As tech companies once again pave the way, it feels like March 2020 again.
  26. Wait, Calvin Klein Just Sold Another $85 Million House? Don’t worry, he has more.
  27. Inside the Freak-out Housing Market of Upstate New York “It just felt like drinking from a fire hose most days.”
  28. $100 For a Covid Shot in New York? It’s Worked Well Elsewhere The new incentive comes as Delta-variant cases are ramping up.
  29. The Ravioli Shop Was Struggling. A French Neighbor Came to the Rescue. Business is booming at Savino’s Quality Pasta, thanks to an unexpected ally.
  30. Has a Famous Sommelier Been Setting Fire to NYC Streeteries? Caleb Ganzer was arrested and charged with two counts of felony arson.
  31. ‘The Community Is Being Lied To’: Scenes from Manhattan CB2’s Soho Rezoning Vote Everyone knew the board would reject the plan, but plenty of people still wanted to rant about it.
  32. Here’s How Hard Los Angeles Has Made It to Install a Bus Shelter A new design for a tiny sunshade is about the best anyone can do.
  33. Billionaires Can’t Get Enough of 220 Central Park South It’s eclipsed One57, where apartments are selling at a loss.
  34. A $525K NoMad Studio and a Boerum Hill Two-Bedroom with a Multi-Level Backyard Plus an Upper West Side studio with gold tin ceilings and a balcony.
  35. Kathryn Garcia’s Wide-Open Future She’s out of a job and lost the primary, but the almost-next-mayor of New York is now a political celebrity.
  36. His Harlem One-Bedroom Became His Pandemic Artist’s Garret Stuck at home during lockdown, Larry Bentley finally had time to paint.
  37. If You Think Flying Sucks, Try Renting a Car Customers are putting up with filthy interiors, petty surcharges (just to speak to someone!), and skyrocketing prices.
  38. A Rare Brooklyn Townhouse Listing: Unrenovated, Unstaged, and Filled to the Brim “Literal crime scene” or just someone’s messy home? Either way, it will sell.
  39. An Early Richard Meier House (With Two Pools) in New Jersey Horse Country Inside, sculptural curved walls gently separate living spaces, while public areas are anchored by minimalist built-in furniture.
  40. The Green New Deal for Public Schools Goes Way Beyond Classrooms Including fruit trees, solar panels, lead-free pipes, and community-resiliency centers.
  41. Two People, One Room, 16 Months: The Studio-Apartment Couples of the Pandemic Zoom in the bathroom, Netflix every night.
  42. That Cardboard Bed Was Supposed to Be a Utopia Olympic-village furniture is just the latest attempt to create a corrugated ideal.
  43. MoMA’s ‘Automania’: Car Culture, Minus the Culture A show that doesn’t get much past the chrome and glossy paint.
  44. The Nightmarish Subway Floods in China Could Be Our Future Is this what commuting under climate change will look like?
  45. The Seed Collector Who Roams the City’s Marshes Patrick Over works to conserve New York’s native plants.
  46. Inside a 22-Person Pandemic Pod in a Hudson Valley Hotel “The inn was a boat. And then it became a life raft.”
  47. Andrew Cuomo, the La Guardia AirTrain, and the Art of the Possible It’s not the best plan. But is “good enough” good enough?
  48. A Super-Streetery Comes to Koreatown Maiden Korea riffs on Seoul’s street-food stalls.
  49. A $369K Upper East Side Alcove Studio and a Park Slope Two-Bedroom Plus a rare townhouse triplex (with a private roof terrace) on the Upper West Side.
  50. The Look Book Goes to a Dimes Square Clothing Rack Trying 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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