21 questions

Magda Sawon Is Always Too Early

The co-founder of Postmasters Gallery answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  1. The Look Book Goes to a Greenpoint Climbing Gym On a recent Tuesday night, regulars and day-pass holders alike visited Vital’s 24-hour bouldering gym to climb, work, do yoga, and watch the sunset.
  2. A Bike Lane Built for a Car Crash Why did L.A.’s 6th Street Bridge turn into just another altar to the automobile?
  3. The French-Bulldog Drama That You Needed The situation has spiraled.
  4. The Weed Merchants of Washington Square Park “We try to keep this very professional, seven days a week, as a business.”
  5. The Best Pilates in New York Where dancers, Broadway performers, and 90-year-olds practice.
  6. We’ve Surrendered the Subway to the Flood The water is winning.
  7. Let’s Take a Closer Look at Armie Hammer’s Time-shares, Shall We? The décor casts a threatening aura.
  8. So You Want to Build a Sex Room … Interior designer Melanie Rose thinks you should have a place to explore pleasure (sex swing optional).
  9. The Best Physical Therapists in New York For back spasms, learning to run again, and more.
  10. What to Do With a Crumbling Church West Park Presbyterian wants to demolish its deteriorating landmark building. We asked an architecture firm for a plan to keep it standing.
  11. The Best Nutritionists in New York For better digestion, a busy schedule, and more.
  12. Design Gallerist Jean Lin Used to Bedazzle Skullcaps for J. Lo The owner of Colony answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  13. The Second Amendment Takes Aim At the First It’s shutting down New Yorkers’ right to public space.
  14. A Garden in the Pines Dr. Sumner Freeman and Dr. Roy Yeager’s four-decades-in-the-making Fire Island oasis.
  15. 52 Empty School Buses Drove to Ted Cruz’s House The mobile memorial is visiting NRA-funded politicians to remind them of the 4,368 U.S. children murdered by gun violence since 2020.
  16. What Happens to the Listings Project When There Are No Good Listings? Stephanie Diamond’s ethical apartment site runs up against a “disgusting” market.
  17. Tables Inspired by Pasta, Hudson Square’s Walkable Upgrade, and More Finds Plus new stormwater flood maps for New York.
  18. Ozark, of All Things, Inspired a Plan for a Floating Gulf Coast Abortion Clinic “I began thinking of how it could be legal because of those casino ships on the Mississippi.”
  19. The Average Rent in Manhattan Is Now $5,000 Congratulations!
  20. The Montana Broker Whose Listings Suddenly Won’t Sell “This time last year, we had people sending personal assistants to come look at homes for them and then offering all cash. Now, crickets.”
  21. New York Can and Should Kill the Broker Fee New York could defeat the real-estate lobby and join the rest of America.
  22. No One Wants to Work for New York City Anymore Blame the office, among other things.
  23. The McKibbin Lofts Super Asked for a Raise But Was Evicted Instead Jose Diaz has worked and lived in the building for 12 years.
  24. Defending a Soho Abortion Clinic How one reproductive rights collective directly confronts the religious anti-abortion group trying to interrupt Planned Parenthood
  25. Caroline Calloway’s ‘$3,000’ ‘Murano-Glass’ Chandelier Is Probably Neither “Murano”? Maybe no.
  26. Get the Look: Oath Keepers General Counsel’s Playful, Minimalist Kitchen Kellye SoRelle borrowed her Zoom background from Queer Eye (and West Elm).
  27. Architects Are Getting Ready for an Abortion-Clinic Building Spike “This became a way to start taking action rather than sitting there being incredibly angry and feeling lost.”
  28. The City Rolls Out a New PSA About … Nuclear War? Behold the Department of Emergency Management’s strange PSA on what to do if New York is hit with a nuke.
  29. Storming the Hamptons A weekend of protests, featuring private planes and bewildered J.Crew customers.
  30. At 90, James Wines Never Goes a Day Without Drawing The architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  31. The Usonian Life Lena Stringari works at the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Guggenheim Museum and owns a house in a community upstate inspired by Wright’s ideas.
  32. NYCHA Delays E-Bike Ban As Delivery Workers Push Back “You are forcing them to choose between their work and their home.”
  33. The City’s Inflatable-Dam Handout Is Essentially Useless “Not everybody is a general contractor.”
  34. Is Weed Rumspringa Over in New York? The state is finally naming names in its vendor crackdown.
  35. The Best City Pools in New York Pools both hidden in plain sight and a little farther afield.
  36. The Look Book Goes to a Manhattan Yacht Party On a recent Saturday night, guests left Pier 40 for Pure on the Hudson, an annual all-white-outfit-themed dinner cruise and dance party.
  37. The Woo-woo Agents of Real Estate Can unblocking your chakras get you a house? Maybe!
  38. The NYPD Changed Its Fitness-Test Requirements And some cops are upset about it.
  39. Compass Comes Back to Earth As it lays off 450 employees and its stock price tanks, the great disruptor turns out to be a brokerage after all.
  40. Why Is No One Talking About This Bike Lane in Westworld? I need people to be talking about it.
  41. Fleet of Tiny Street Sweepers Coming to a Bike Lane Near You Cute.
  42. Ask Mr. Mickey About His Apartment For 30 years, Mickey Boardman has lived in this lower-Manhattan walk-up filled with many of his favorite things.
  43. The Building That Brought Down Anna Delvey Is Back on the Market Maybe she’ll raise the money to buy 281 Park Avenue South for real this time?
  44. The Lobby Newsstand Could be the Future of Abortion People lease federal land to sell chips and drill for oil. Why not a clinic?
  45. What’s More American Than Living in a Missile Silo? No on-site laundry, though.
  46. A Montauk Motel Renovation, Stadium Seating for Open Streets, and More Finds Plus a 1960s flyer for a whisper abortion consultation service run by clergy members.
  47. The Great Boy Scouts Land Sell-Off Developers and conservationists are battling over the organization’s fantastically valuable property.
  48. Now You Will Never Live in the Moonstruck House Because of Amy Schumer.
  49. 32 Days to Find a Not-Horrible Apartment for a Family of Four Too exhausted to go on, Emily hands the hunt over to her husband, Keith.
  50. How California Got ‘Relief at the Pump’ Right Lawmakers realized it’s not just about drivers.
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