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  1. election 2021
    In Conversation With Dianne Morales, the Tenants’ Candidate“I’m not promising to take New York City back to normal. I’m promising something new.”
  2. race and space
    MoMA’s ‘Reconstructions’ Show Changed My Relationship to Space and CitiesShould Black designers revise a history that erased them? Or should they revolt?
  3. rendering judgment
    Lincoln Center Wants You to Lie Down on Its PlazaHow comfortable will that plastic grass really be?
  4. crypto
    Does the Metaverse Need a Zoning Board?As new crypto investments flood online worlds, conflicts between virtual neighbors are on the rise.
  5. nightlife
    What It Takes to Open a Bar in a Subway StationMultiple agency approvals, and unlocking a door that’s been sealed since the 1970s.
  6. look book
    The Look Book Goes to the Rockaway YMCAChecking in with masked members at the gym.
  7. local color
    Mr. Cyclone Is Back in the Front CarAt 5:30 this morning, the roller coaster’s first rider of the season arrived for his 15th opening day.
  8. developing
    A Brooklyn Building Is Screeching. We Asked an Acoustician Why.Wind is creating an effect like “when you blow over the top of an empty soda bottle.”
  9. rikers
    Barbara Kavovit’s Plan for Rikers Sounds Uncomfortably Like an Internment CampA colony for the homeless, isolated on an island in the East River.
  10. streets
    Volunteers Are Funding Open Streets Programs. Why Isn’t the City?Locals and donors are doing the day-to-day work of making it happen.
  11. small-business stories
    The Bronx Bodega Founded by a Former Music Executive“You have to support the people who support you.”
  12. neighbors
    A Pop-up Bookstore Honors a Man Who Intended to Give It All AwayTom Burgess’s immense library of books gets recirculated.
  13. good news
    Geffen Hall’s Renovation Will Be Finished Two Years EarlyThe pandemic closure allowed Lincoln Center to fast-track the rebuilding of the Philharmonic’s main auditorium.
  14. labor
    Immigrant Cleaners Are Tired of Working On Their Hands and KneesA new campaign by women day laborers is pushing for better working conditions, cleaning supplies, and PPE.
  15. gallery view
    MoMA’s First Show on Race in Architecture Chooses Lofty Ideas Over Pragmatism“Why settle for the probable when we could instead imagine what is possible?”
  16. my spots
    Whitney Hu’s Favorite Spots in Sunset ParkYemeni breakfast, unlimited hot pot, and the perfect parking lot for events.
  17. anti-asian hate
    The Chinatown Block Watch, One Year LaterIncluding local grandmothers and men in combat gear, this 40-member patrol watches for anti-Asian attacks in the neighborhood.
  18. best of new york 2021
    The Best Housepainters in New YorkAn architect favorite who has been likened to Jackson Pollock, a downtown go-to with a knack for color combinations, and more.
  19. best of new york 2021
    The Best Upholsterers in New YorkFor restoring mid-century chairs, pattern-matching a couch, and more.
  20. best of new york 2021
    The Best Therapists in New YorkWe asked 31 notable New Yorkers about their therapists and are publishing their referrals in their own words.
  21. best of new york 2021
    The Best Playgrounds in New YorkGiant geodesic climbing nets, ravines full of sprinklers, and a variety of slides.
  22. best of new york 2021
    The Best Custom Woodworkers in New YorkWhether you want a Judd-like plywood bench, a full wall of bookshelves made of rift-cut oak, or just some simple, inexpensive cabinets.
  23. neighborhood news
    Smorgasburg Will Take Over the Former Hester Street Fair SpaceAnd it will now be called Hester Flea.
  24. best of new york 2021
    The Best Toy Stores in New YorkA Harlem fixture owned by a former schoolteacher, the packed-to-the-gills shop in Cobble Hill, and more.
  25. best of new york 2021
    The Best Homeware Stores in New YorkAffordable vintage furniture, Japanese gifts, Brimfield-quality quilts, and more.
  26. the jab
    Is a Covid Vaccine Worth Schlepping to Staten Island For?(No offense to anyone who lives there.)
  27. best of new york 2021
    The Best Exterminators in New YorkIncluding Chloë Sevigny’s pest guy.
  28. best of new york 2021
    The Best Colorists in New YorkWhere to go for Scarlett Johansson’s seasonal highlights, bubblegum-pink buzz cuts, “hot girl” hair, and more.
  29. best of new york 2021
    The Best Caterers in New YorkIndividual peking-duck buns from Nom Wah Tea Parlor, racks of ribs from Hometown Bar-B-Que, bissap mojitos from Teranga, and more.
  30. best of new york
    Best of New York 2021Reintroducing a 36-year-old New York magazine franchise.
  31. movements
    ‘Six Generations, and We Ended Up in the Same Place 150 Years Later’A mother and daughter on their family’s history in Chinatown and returning to Columbus Park to protest anti-Asian racism.
  32. austin
    Did the Texas Blackouts Reveal Austin’s New Real-Estate Hot Spots?Communities that helped each other through a crisis may now be threatened by a new real-estate marketing perk: critical-load zones.
  33. best of new york 2021
    The Best Psychics in New YorkA palm reading by a psychotherapist, chakra balancing with body treatments, access to your ancestors, and more.
  34. best of new york 2021
    The Best Fitness Instructors in New YorkFor $10 pilates, a mind-body workout, “1,000-calorie burn” sessions, and more.
  35. best of new york 2021
    The Best Florists in New YorkWhere to find bodega roses that will last two weeks, Anna Wintour-approved arrangements, inexpensive marigolds, and more.
  36. public space
    Last Night in Echo ParkOn the scene as the LAPD evicted an enormous community of unhoused residents from the shore of Echo Park Lake.
  37. supertalls
    Meet the Teen Who Hates 432 Park More Than AnyoneShe’s an 11th-grader in Vancouver.
  38. docked
    Intrepid Museum, Unlike You, Will Not See a Rent Increase for the Next 30 YearsThe museum has been paying $1 a year since 1982.
  39. the jab
    Mutual Aid Groups Are Now Booking Vaccine Appointments TooExpanding from grocery drop-offs to hitting refresh on TurboVax and getting people to shot clinics.
  40. that’s not good
    ‘You Will End Up in the Back of a Garbage Truck’: Vero Lawsuit Claims HarassmentAccording to court filings, the tactics escalated from aggressive to scary.
  41. excerpt
    A New York Window Washer Who, After 28 Years, Still Thinks About Falling“We are always listening for strange sounds on the scaffold.”
  42. atonement
    Evanston’s Reparations Program Is Pioneering, But LimitedSignificant restrictions on eligibility and a modest pool of cash.
  43. rendering judgment
    Radio City Music Hall Will Finally Get Its Roof Garden After 90 YearsIt goes back to the original plans for Rockefeller Center, in which nearly all the rooftops were landscaped.
  44. election 2021
    Here’s Everyone Running for New York City Mayor (So Far)Forty-plus and counting.
  45. excerpt
    The Healer That Real-Estate Agents Call to Clear Their Cursed Apartments“It looks like I’m just walking around mumbling to myself. I don’t put on a big show, like they do on TV.”
  46. developing
    Hudson Yards Has Landscaped Out the Food Vendors“I’m not selling drugs. I’m a hot-dog guy.”
  47. excerpt
    The Things a New York Elevator Repairman Has Seen (and Smelled)Heaps of dead mice, sludge everywhere, and sometimes “a blast of piss gas right up in your face.”
  48. the covid memorial project
    HECTOR Imagines a Monumental Party Ramp for a Disability ActivistPart 15 of 15 proposals to help us remember the pandemic’s toll.
  49. remembrance
    Michael Sorkin Taught Me How to Look at New YorkRemembering the critic and architect — who died a year ago this week — and revisiting his book Exquisite Corpse.
  50. the covid memorial project
    Leni Schwendinger Makes a Lightscape of the Evening Streetery ScenePart 14 or 15 proposals to help us remember the pandemic’s toll.
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