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  1. the unhoused
    The Homeless Shelter Bearing Alex Trebek’s Name Is Finally OpenThe Jeopardy! host was a generous and outspoken advocate for more housing.
  2. supply and demand
    We Buy Baby Formula!A long-running black market bursts into the open.
  3. are u coming?
    Rockin’ Out With the Mayor and ‘Late-Night Dorinda’ at the New Hard Rock HotelDon’t expect Sid and Nancy; it’s pretty swanky.
  4. astor place
    You Won’t Have the Cube to Push Around AnymoreFor now.
  5. music
    The 18th Century’s Surround-Sound MachineInside the organ at St. Bartholomew’s.
  6. our mayor
    Mayor’s Office Proposes Emailing Your Landlord to Solve Housing DiscriminationJust ask them nicely.
  7. local lore
    The Williamsburg Building That Painted Over BasquiatWere the residents of a former factory on South 11th Street living in the “Sistine Chapel” of SAMO graffiti?
  8. look book
    The Look Book Goes to a Harlem Gospel ConcertAn afternoon of music and soul food at Glendale Baptist Church.
  9. green building
    The City’s First Mass-Timber Condos Are Now for SaleDesigned by Mesh Architectures, 670 Union almost didn’t happen.
  10. special delivery
    Could the USPS Become the Nation’s Largest Abortion Provider?If Roe falls, the beleaguered federal agency may eclipse the clinic.
  11. 21 questions
    Deborah Berke Wants to Live in the 79th Street Boat BasinThe architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  12. brick and mortar
    Cheap Meat or Luxury Rentals? Inside the Fight at Western BeefA son’s plan to upscale the grocery’s real-estate empire is reined in by his father.
  13. feminism
    Women to Get Museum of Ice Cream TreatmentAt last.
  14. 21 questions
    The Worst Career Advice Lynn Yaeger Ever Got Was ‘Try to Look Normal’The fashion writer and editor answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  15. public art watch
    Artist Sam Van Aken Wants You to Taste Governors Island–Grown Apples“I’m hoping you bite into something and you’re like, Why have I been kept from this? What sort of compromised existence have I been living?
  16. covid
    The Good-Luck-With-That PandemicThe city has moved on. The rest is a little puzzle for you to solve.
  17. redistricting
    The Houseboat That Is a Brooklyn Assembly DistrictA political mystery floats on the Red Hook channel.
  18. look book
    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.
  19. 21 questions
    Ifeoma Ebo Wants Eric Adams to Appoint a Public Realm CzarThe urban designer answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  20. getting around
    Who’s Afraid of the Subway?Riding every line in the days after the Sunset Park shooting.
  21. getting around
    I Was a Teenage Subway TerrorNow I’m the elder on the subway, praying that the band of teens next to me on the platform doesn’t get in the same car.
  22. getting around
    How Will New York Remember the Subway Shooter?The city is lousy with people who do horrible things and pass into legend.
  23. getting around
    The Subway Is New York’s Safety NetIt’s not merely a picture of who any of us might become but of who we are right now.
  24. brick and mortar
    How to Get to the Closest Weed Dispensaries in New Jersey on Public TransitHypothetically.
  25. brick and mortar
    Audrey Gelman’s Reactionary Little English Village FantasyOn Barrow’s Green, the fictional heart of her new country store.
  26. street view
    Lincoln Center Resets Itself as a Cultural Town Square for SpringQuinceañeras, dance parties, and underground jazz will animate the plaza, but will that energy extend past Labor Day?
  27. new york jobs
    The Doormen of Park Avenue Got Their Deal“I don’t think anybody is going to get their own mail.”
  28. 21 questions
    Justin Garrett Moore Gets Inspired by Watching Judge Judy Yell at PeopleThe urban designer and architect answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  29. return to office
    What If the Office Isn’t the Problem?The debate taking place right now isn’t exactly where the worker is being called back — but to what.
  30. travel
    The One-Page Guide to Flying Private-ishIn recent years, a handful of new companies have launched with “semi-private flights.”
  31. look book
    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.
  32. crime
    ‘That’s the Guy’Talking to Saifee Hardware manager Francisco Puebla about helping to bring in alleged subway shooter Frank R. James.
  33. our mayor
    Are These the Metal Detectors Eric Adams Is Talking About?It’s honestly hard to tell.
  34. criminal justice
    The Case Against Bail Reform Was Always a Tabloid MirageFor the rollback to succeed, New Yorkers would have to be made to feel afraid of where they live.
  35. 21 questions
    Suchi Reddy Lives Happily in Her 375-Square-Foot Micro-ApartmentThe architect and artist answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
  36. getting around
    Fare-Evasion Arrests Are Back With a VengeanceEric Adams’s subway crackdown has arrived.
  37. little ukraine
    A Community’s History in Four BuildingsThe key landmarks of the Ukrainian East Village, including Veselka’s candy shop days.
  38. little ukraine
    ‘The World Was Ukrainian’A stubborn and surprising immigrant enclave, hiding in plain sight on the Lower East Side.
  39. little ukraine
    What the Little Ukraine Neighbors RememberFourteen recollections of hot beeswax, scouting, smuggling, and resurrections.
  40. the group portrait
    A Basquiat Family ReunionThe artist’s sisters have put on an exhibition of his work to remind the world where he came from — and have a party.
  41. little ukraine
    A Forgotten Crime on East 6th StreetIn 1938, a kidnapping and murder played out at Ukrainian Hall.
  42. budget
    Trust Me, To-Go Drinks Will Solve EverythingWhat budget problems?
  43. pollution
    The Invisible Scrubbers at the Bottom of the GowanusIn the “black mayonnaise,” a microscopic community has learned how to break down the toxic sludge.
  44. tales from nextdoor
    Have You Seen Jemima Kirke’s Cat?Her Nextdoor post about Mr. Chips is a suspenseful novella.
  45. the unhoused
    The 8-Hour Standoff Against a Homeless-Encampment Sweep in the East VillageSeven people were arrested after protesting the removal of the tents near Tompkins Square Park.
  46. my spots
    Denis Woychuk’s Favorite Spots in Ukrainian VillageVegan pizzas, a barman’s bar, and plenty of borscht.
  47. pollution
    Greenpoint’s Newest Superfund Site Is Very ResidentialBut that doesn’t mean anyone has to move.
  48. street fights
    Whose Broken Pole Is This?An epic tour through city agencies and utility companies about a pole that could (probably) fall over.
  49. street fights
    The Bizarre Drama Over Clinton Hill’s New Sex ShopI did not expect allegations of paid protesters to be part of this.
  50. 21 questions
    Glenn Adamson Is Still Drinking From the Mug He Got at His First JobThe design historian and curator answers Curbed’s “21 Questions.”
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