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I Knew the Vessel Was Going to Have a Suicide Problem Years Before It Was Built

How a private design process created a public space that is dangerous, even deadly.
  1. Joe Biden’s Amtrak Trip to His Inauguration Has Been Derailed The inauguration itinerary has changed to protect the president-elect from Trump’s legacy.
  2. We Unearthed the 46 Best Rent Deals in NYC Right Now Several especially cool apartments in Greenwich Village, a quirky Red Hook apartment, and more.
  3. A Lox on Both Your Houses: Jerry Nadler Brought a Zabar’s Bag to the Impeachment He’s on the Upper West Side of the aisle.
  4. When an Airbnb Host Realized His Guests Were Insurrectionists Paul thought they were tourists, until he heard: “We stormed the Capitol.”
  5. Can an Armored Capitol Still Be the People’s House? The protesters shouted “This is our house!” as they sacked it.
  6. This NYC Streetery is Going to Clobber Bicyclists Its many doors open directly into a bike lane.
  7. A $310K Clinton Hill Studio and a Massive Upper East Side One-Bedroom Plus, a $560K West Village studio that feels kind of like a full-size apartment.
  8. A Florida Family Bought the Viral Shag-Carpet House Without Setting Foot Inside It’ll soon be a vacation rental, but without all of the wall-to-wall carpeting.
  9. City Cancels the Wollman Rink Contract That Built Trump’s Myth The rink was a minor success that Trump blew out of proportion.
  10. 5 Things to Buy from Crosby Studios’ New Home-Goods Line Designer Harry Nuriev wants to make it easier for people to reinvent their homes in his image.
  11. After a Third Suicide, the Vessel at Hudson Yards Closes Indefinitely Calls to raise the structure’s railings have previously been ignored.
  12. No One Is Selling New York Harder Than This TikTok Couple And, against all odds, we find it … slightly charming?
  13. A Waterfall Wall in a Lower East Side Carriage House The owners transformed a vintage platform elevator shaft into a stairway with the waterfall as backdrop.
  14. Inside the Food Feud at Rockaway Beach The boardwalk could look quite different this summer.
  15. First Look: Ace Hotel Brooklyn Is Opening this Spring Downtown Brooklyn finally gets a destination hotel.
  16. A 1796 Townhouse With a Skylit Copper Tub The 25-foot-wide brick townhouse on Harriston Street also has the biggest private backyard on the block.
  17. How Do We Preserve Artifacts From the Capitol Attacks? And where do we show them to the world — in the building or at the Smithsonian?
  18. Trump D.C. Hotel Loses Its Broker, and Chances of a Sale Go Up in Smoke Bids for the hotel were coming in at less than half the asking price.
  19. A Winterized Hamptons Carriage House Where the Art World Hung Out in the 1960s Julia Gruen grew up surrounded by artists and writers in her parents’ summer home, which she has kept pretty much as it was.
  20. A Phoenix Is Coming to Coney Island Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park plans to return post-COVID with a new roller coaster.
  21. Amazon’s Affordable Housing Pledge Won’t Fix Anything The nearly $2 trillion company will put $2 billion toward low-cost loans to developers.
  22. Let the LLC Unmasking Begin Shell-corporation condo buyers will be nameless no more (at least to the Feds).
  23. Chuck Schumer Shows Up in Community-Board Zoom, Surprising Everyone and No One Even an attack on the Capitol can’t keep an extroverted politician down.
  24. Everything We Know About the New ‘Mini’ Ikea Store in NYC There will be meatballs.
  25. Build a Tower, Save a Museum? That’s the gamble in the Seaport historic district.
  26. 23 Floor Lamps, Vetted 23 Ways Including an elegant vertical LED light and a circular lamp that looks like the many Charli XCX has.
  27. Wait — Kim Owns the Land and Kanye Owns the House? Who cares about the divorce — is the couple in a land-lease situation?
  28. Visualizing a Riot: Where the Attacks on the Capitol Played Out How the insurrection approached and moved throughout the federal building.
  29. How Did Trump Supporters Breach the U.S. Capitol So Easily? The rioters were able to scale the ornamental features as if it was all just a giant Lego set.
  30. Why Is it So Hard to Design a Good Can Opener? Bean Dad was only part of the problem.
  31. Why Hasn’t Anyone Bought This William Lescaze House? A pioneering 1935 house has been on and off the market for years.
  32. Good-bye to Sammy’s Roumanian and Its Glorious Schmaltz New York’s favorite “Jewish disco” has closed its doors for good.
  33. The Look Book Goes to a Blood Drive In the midst of New York’s blood shortage, some Bronx residents came to donate at the St. Frances de Chantal Church.
  34. Here’s Everyone Running for New York City Mayor (So Far) Thirty-four and counting.
  35. A New Yorker’s Guide to Cannabis Legalization in New Jersey When will you be able to smoke in New Jersey? Where, specifically? And what does this mean for legalization in New York?
  36. A Coney Island Baptism Spot Might Be Declared a Superfund Site A survey of local waterways once declared it the top “fecal hotspot” in the city.
  37. A 1915 Crown Heights House That’s Only On Its Third Owners After living all over the world, Thomas Gensemer and Gabe Brotman settled down in a Brooklyn place with “a bit of an English feel to it.”
  38. New York Is Bringing Up the Absolute Rear on Trash Pickup A new pilot program will start collecting trash just like every other city already does.
  39. Andrew Yang’s 2021 Goals: Control of a Giant Global City, Weight Loss We are all Andrew Yang, except for the first part.
  40. Everything We Know About the Nashville Explosion On Christmas morning, an explosive detonated inside an RV parked in downtown Nashville. Officials have identified the bomber as Anthony Quinn Warner.
  41. Mall Operator Forced to Buy Other Mall Operator, Can’t Return It I’m sorry, you’re going to have to bring a receipt.
  42. Visit Pierre Cardin’s South of France ‘Bubble Palace’ A 1970s VIP space odyssey on the Mediterranean.
  43. Penn Station’s New Train Hall Is Only a Start. But at Least We’re Starting. A grand entrance to a rail system that needs much more.
  44. I for One Will Miss the 70 Duane Reades That Closed This Year And the city’s 26 Jimmy Jazzes and 43 Modell’s. A wistful look at a new “State of the Chains” report.
  45. No, de Blasio Is Not Trying to Crush the Hotel Industry He’s planning for the long term at the expense of the quick fix — while doing the unions a favor in the process.
  46. Zoox Is Only Barely a Car, and That’s Its Most Promising Feature The driverless dream works better when it’s shared.
  47. A Full Taxonomy of New York’s Winter Streeteries Bundle up and dig in.
  48. Most New York Evictions Have Been Deferred Until May — and It’s a Relief The legislation gives all tenants another 60 days, and hardship cases till the spring.
  49. Fran Lebowitz vs. the World A long talk (on a landline) with the star of Martin Scorsese’s cranky, necessary love letter to New York, Pretend It’s a City.
  50. 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.
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