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Will Train Daddy Finally Get Us High-Speed Rail?

Andy Byford is joining Amtrak to oversee the system’s high-speed network.
  1. What the Prospect Park Loop Really Needs Competitive cyclists must be banned from public space and possibly the entire city.
  2. Dumbo Is Displeased With Its Giant New Building “Olympia looks like a cruise ship. Meanwhile it’s literally positioned next to one of the greatest landmarks in all of the United States.”
  3. Lili Chemla’s West Village Apartment Has a Tub With a View It’s as cozy and elegant as her fashion line, Leset, and she insisted on keeping the sticky old windows for charm.
  4. Rafael Viñoly, New York’s Prolific and Polarizing Architect, Dies at 78 Remembering the Uruguayan-born architect for 432 Park Avenue and much more.
  5. Eric Adams Wants to Fight Shoplifting With Mask-Lifting “Do not allow people to enter the store without taking off their face mask.”
  6. Is a Coney Island Casino a Good Idea? Could be a recipe for job growth, could be the next Atlantic City dead zone.
  7. Watching the War from New York For Ukrainians in the diaspora, the past year has meant broken friendships, survivors’ guilt, and a new way of thinking about identity.
  8. A24 Buys Cherry Lane Theatre Another studio rescues an endangered venue.
  9. The Wing’s Office (and Furniture) Is for Sale The East Village landmark was listed for $22.5 million.
  10. Vigorous Smudging Almost Burned Down Bernie Madoff’s Penthouse At least according to former owner and Pokémon magnate Al Kahn.
  11. The Look Book Goes to Housing Works Cannabis Co A Friday afternoon in line at New York City’s first legal recreational-weed dispensary.
  12. The Best Piercers in New York Piercers who’ve perfected their craft.
  13. Twitter Is Dumping Most of Its New York Office There are possibly 4,000 square feet remaining.
  14. A Duplex Opens Up in a Coveted Artist’s Studio Building It has a Juliet balcony and a library with a rolling staircase.
  15. Meghan and Harry Have Been Evicted And Frogmore Cottage has reportedly been handed over to Prince Andrew.
  16. Will You Get a 212? They’re finally handing them out again. With a little luck, you could be one of the elite several million.
  17. Everything We Know About Ron DeSantis’s Disney Takeover “There’s a new sheriff in town,” the governor announced this week.
  18. Williamsburg Is Entering Its Fifth Avenue Era Chanel Beauty is opening on North 6th, down the street from Bottega and Hermès pop-ups.
  19. Charles Atlas Wants to Redesign New York City’s AIDS Memorial Park The artist (not the bodybuilder) answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  20. Is Anyone Tipping Their Landlord? Probably not. And yet people keep asking!
  21. Havana-Influenced In Washington Heights Adam Rolston’s Deco co-op looks across to the Palisades.
  22. The Modular Public Toilets Are Coming A city-run pilot will roll out five prefab kiosks — one for each borough.
  23. City Council One Step Closer to Really, Finally Making Streeteries Permanent When it’s warm out, anyway.
  24. Los Angeles’s Conflicted Hype-House King Developer Danny Fitzgerald would like it if celebrities would stop partying in his celebrity party houses.
  25. Rupert Murdoch Is Returning to Hampshire House Three decades and two wives later.
  26. An Installation of Clothes, Cardboard, and Plywood Takes Over the Japan Society Artist collective CFGNY brings a fashion show to Japan Society after 50 years.
  27. A Brief History of Elon Musk’s Master Plans Part 1 was a practical post-gasoline vision, Part Deux was more like rambly billionaire futurism, and Part 3 arrives next week.
  28. Skyscrapers, Now With More Terror Move over, observation decks. A 260-foot tower drop is the latest amenity.
  29. There’s a War Going on in Your Local Buy Nothing Group Behind that free Ikea bookshelf, splinter groups are breaking away from the founders’ vision of a “gifting economy.”
  30. The Bronx Children’s Museum Is Just Antic Enough Like a peek into a happy kid’s brain.
  31. A Trailer in the Hamptons Sells for $3.75 Million Neighbors include a hedge-fund billionaire and the co-founder of Vitaminwater.
  32. Day Drinking at the East Village Dive Bar Sophie’s on Valentine’s Day “Who has a drink at 3 p.m. on a Tuesday? Don’t you dare judge.”
  33. Listening In on Line at Glossier Opening day at its new Soho flagship.
  34. It’s Been a Tumultuous Two Weeks for Flaco The Eurasian eagle-owl has survived a vandalized enclosure, life as a celebrity, and a new diet of free-range rats.
  35. How Luam Melake, Designer of Furniture with Feelings, Furnishes her Harlem Co-op It’s a three-bedroom; she works in two of them.
  36. Who Wants to Be Mayor? Chicago’s boss is in danger of being thrown from office, in a warning sign for other Democrats.
  37. O’Flaherty’s Is Back, This Time With Tubs of Vaseline The East Village gallery inaugurated its new space with naked men sculpting themselves into a messy copy of a Greek statue.
  38. A Country Home in the Middle of Bed-Stuy It has a finished attic, four fireplaces, and a peach tree in the backyard.
  39. MoMA’s ‘Architecture Now’ Exists in Some Other New York One that has fewer impediments and more money.
  40. New York City Finally Has a Public-Realm Czar Ya-Ting Liu, a former transit advocate, will work on projects like Open Restaurants and the pedestrianization of Fifth Avenue.
  41. Did Tesla Just Admit Its Self-Driving Feature Is Dangerous? The company is issuing a 300,000-vehicle voluntary recall in the form of a mass software update.
  42. Police Crashes Cost New Yorkers a Lot of Money And the growing number of NYPD SUVs on the road isn’t helping.
  43. The Best Pet-Supply Stores in New York Pet stores with food for geckos, cashmere for dogs, and everything a shrimp owner might need.
  44. The Look Book Goes to EMS Training The FDNY’s newest emergency medical technicians gathered for their final day of instruction at Fort Totten.
  45. What Is Going On in East Palestine, Ohio? Parsing the most reliable information circulating about the catastrophic train derailment.
  46. Eric Adams Will Pay $300 for His Rats The mayor needs to bin his recyclables.
  47. The Manhattan Parents Who Won’t Let Their Teens Outside Alone Mom does drop-off, a sitter does pickup. An Uber takes care of the rest.
  48. A Whale Beaches in the Rockaways Why are so many leviathans washing up on the shore?
  49. Crime of the Centuries Tomb raiders, crooked art dealers, and museum curators fed billionaire Michael Steinhardt’s addiction to antiquities. Many also happened to be stolen.
  50. City Austerity Has Come for the Herman Miller Desk Chair As Adams pushes for budget cuts, lawmakers are singling out a contract with the Aeron-famous furniture company.
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