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New York Magazine

  1. the group portrait
    The Nation’s Best High-School DebatersThe Bronx Science Speech & Debate Team’s varsity captains are helping defend its No. 1 title.
  2. great rooms
    Living in a One-Bedroom MuseumThomas Lollar — ceramicist, teacher, and, most of all, collector — can always find space for his latest discovery.
  3. look book
    The Look Book Goes to an Animal-Blessing CeremonyAt the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights, pet owners brought their animals for an annual blessing.
  4. the group portrait
    The New York Real-Estate Agents Turned TikTok StarsViral dances have nothing on apartment walk-throughs and neighborhood in-jokes.
  5. crime
    The Murders Down the Hall393 Powell Street was a peaceful home, until residents started dying in brutal, mysterious ways.
  6. cityscape
    What It Takes to Give David Geffen Hall a New SoundA look inside the New York Philharmonic’s home, en route to its new (and, fingers crossed, better) acoustics.
  7. look book
    The Look Book Goes to Chess in the ParkAt the tournament, which is held yearly near Bethesda Fountain, more than 700 children (and a few adults) faced off over six rounds of rapid chess.
  8. the group portrait
    P.S. 705’s Welcome CommitteeThe teachers who turned the school-drop-off line into a shindig.
  9. great rooms
    An Artist’s Bed-Stuy House That Feels Like It’s in the CountryAdrian Nivola found what he wanted.
  10. street view
    A New Arts Compound in East Williamsburg That Draws You InThe Amant arts center faces the city with severity but aims to cosset visitors.
  11. encounter
    The Apple Expert Who Turned New York City Into His Personal Orchard“Some of the best fruit I’ve ever tasted has been from the you-might-die places … ”
  12. look book
    The Look Book Goes to the Obama PortraitsDuring a preview party at the Brooklyn Museum, guests got an early look at Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald’s presidential portraits.
  13. small-business stories
    The Lower East Side Tailor to the SceneClients have generally found Ramon Tailor through word of mouth. Now — suddenly — there are lines out the door for his custom pants.
  14. design
    The Pope of GloopFor 60 years, Gaetano Pesce has been preaching the gospel of uncertainty in design. Finally, the world has caught up.
  15. look book
    The Look Book Goes to MargaritavilleWe chatted with guests at the newly opened outpost of the hotel chain, which sits right between the Times Square subway station and Port Authority.
  16. encounter
    A Very Long Walk With Isaac FitzgeraldDown the length of Fire Island with the most gregarious member of the literary internet.
  17. 9/11: 20 years later
    9/11 Gave Us Two Decades of Anxious ArchitectureAfter the attacks, we had a chance to build the downtown that New York deserves. Two decades later, timidity and fear have us hemmed in at every turn.
  18. the group portrait
    The U.S. Open’s Longest-Tenured Ball BoysAt court with the most senior ball-lobbers and towel-profferers in tennis.
  19. look book
    The Look Book Goes to a Cricket Match in Van Cortlandt ParkPlayers from India, Australia, Jamaica, and elsewhere faced off.
  20. travel
    The Specific Torture That Is Procuring a Passport Right NowThe pandemic has thrown the process of renewing or getting a passport into disarray.
  21. great rooms
    She Lost a View But Gained a GalleryConstruction of a hotel next door to Han Feng’s loft covered her east-facing windows, so she came up with a plan.
  22. art
    New York’s Most Beloved PuppetsFrom the childhood comforts of Sesame Street to the gleeful pop perversities of Avenue Q, a new show captures the heritage of puppetry in the city.
  23. the group portrait
    New York Public Library’s Human Search Engines“One thing that historians learned this year is that digitization can never replace the archives.”
  24. look book
    The Look Book Goes to Miramar Yacht ClubMembers and guests watched (and raced in) a weekend regatta at the 77-year-old Sheepshead Bay club.
  25. getting around
    The Parallel-Parking Job That Ignited the InternetIt prompted thousands of insults, threats, and moral judgments.
  26. great rooms
    From Townhouse to BauhausAfter years in a Greenwich Village brownstone, Alexandra Pappas wanted to live her modernist dream. To a point.
  27. encounter
    Kathryn Garcia’s Wide-Open FutureShe’s out of a job and lost the primary, but the almost-next-mayor of New York is now a political celebrity.
  28. look book
    The Look Book Goes to a Dimes Square Clothing RackTrying on Armani pants and rare Tiffany & Co. caps at Chad Senzel’s vintage pop-up, which appears most Saturdays at Canal and Ludlow Streets.
  29. great rooms
    A Live-in, Surf-Out Rockaways DIY Design LabDaniel King and Emma Hastil started their company, Locus of Occult, at home by the beach during the pandemic.
  30. karate kids
    Greenpoint Parents Rumble Over Playground ‘Fight Club’“I was a bit shocked at how aggressive it was.”
  31. look book
    The Look Book Goes to a Financial District Dig InnWorkers who have gone back into the office — and some who never left — stopped by to pick up their Friday lunch.
  32. encounter
    The Man Behind L.A.’s MegamansionsRamtin Ray Nosrati is a developer for our new Gilded Age.
  33. great rooms
    This Used to Be the “Ugliest House on Mt. Merino”Jeff Hayenga and Michael Belanger’s long-simmering upstate project.
  34. look book
    The Look Book Goes to Malcolm Shabazz Harlem MarketLocals and out-of-towners alike shop for custom dresses, crystals, and mud cloth at the daily African crafts and textiles market.
  35. great rooms
    A Maximalist Tries Living Like Donald Judd“More is more” designer Brock Forsblom tries living with less.
  36. cityscape
    What Is Going On in Washington Square Park?A 48-hour diary of a ten-acre park where everything in the city seems to be happening at once.
  37. street view
    A Slice of the SkyThe supertall 111 West 57th is what the ruling class builds for itself.
  38. the group portrait
    The Lower East Side Seniors Who Organized Their Own T’ai Chi Class“T’ai chi helps with memory,” one says. “It’s important, at our age, to keep our minds alert.”
  39. the city politic
    20 New Yorkers (From Fran Lebowitz to Ron Kim) On Ranking The Mayoral CandidatesFran Lebowitz, Ron Kim, Chelsea Manning, and more weigh in on the mayoral primary candidates.
  40. the city politic
    One of These People Will Be the Next Mayor of New YorkFifteen candidates for mayor, each selling a different vision of the city. Choose your top five.
  41. the city politic
    Meet Your Next MayorHousing? Policing? Pot? New York Nico interviews the candidates for New York Magazine.
  42. street view
    Little Island Won Me OverThe tiny public-but-private garden squeezes in a multitude of experiences.
  43. look book
    The Look Book Goes to New York DressHigh-school students tried on tulle gowns and sequined A-lines for proms and quinceañeras at the Maspeth boutique.
  44. great rooms
    Barbara Jakobson Thinks of Her Art-Filled Townhouse As Her AutobiographyShe’s lived here since 1965 and now gets up and down its five floors on her spiffy new stair-climbing “worm.”
  45. biography of a building
    A Fairly Exhaustive Oral History of the Still-Wild McKibbin LoftsFour Loko parties, falling maggots, and first-floor strip clubs.
  46. look book
    The Look Book Goes to Sami’s Kabab HouseDuring the third week of Ramadan, people gathered to break the fast with Qabuli, lamb shanks, and aushak at the Astoria restaurant.
  47. cityscape
    New York’s First Climate Adaptation Battle Is HereThe city wants to bury East River Park to save it.
  48. the group portrait
    How the Oldest Family-Run Business in Chinatown Keeps the Lights On“Throughout the COVID year, we had a half a dozen family members here every day. It’s our family living room.”
  49. look book
    The Look Book Goes to Dia ChelseaAfter a two-year renovation, the gallery reopened with an exhibition of works by artist Lucy Raven.
  50. great rooms
    The Maker Couple Whose First Apartment Together Launched a Small BusinessJust out of NYU, David Zhang and Sarah Kim turned their Bushwick rental into a home-furnishings lab.
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