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  1. politics
    ‘The Mayor Knew’Eric Garcetti’s top aide was a serial harasser, according to multiple accusers. The mayor, they say, ignored it.
  2. red meat
    Welcome to the Beach Cafe, the Upper East Side’s Republican CheersAnn Coulter, Cindy Adams, and Donald Jr. hang out there; try the (Roger) Stone Burger.
  3. biography of a building
    A Particularly Eccentric Upper West Side Apartment BuildingThe Master was built as a shrine to theosophist Nicholas Roerich. It has aged strangely.
  4. urbanism
    Perfecting the New York StreetWe consulted architects and planners to create an achievable, replicable plan — one suited to a city embracing its public spaces as never before.
  5. performing arts
    Who Will Give Peter Gelb $2 Billion to Guarantee the Met Opera’s Future?All of Gelb’s big problems running the opera house only got bigger during the pandemic.
  6. death becomes her
    A Date With the GraveVisiting the unlikely star of Mountain View Cemetery, a fake gravesite reserved exclusively for Hollywood’s funeral scenes.
  7. retail apocalypse
    Zombie Barneys! The Genius of Spirit HalloweenThe seasonal chain that, for a few weeks a year, reanimates dead retail.
  8. crime
    The Murders Down the Hall393 Powell Street was a peaceful home, until residents started dying in brutal, mysterious ways.
  9. design
    The Pope of GloopFor 60 years, Gaetano Pesce has been preaching the gospel of uncertainty in design. Finally, the world has caught up.
  10. cityscape
    Revolt of the Delivery WorkersExploited by apps. Attacked by thieves. Unprotected by police. The city’s 65,000 bikers have only themselves to count on.
  11. developments
    It Wasn’t Just the Shadows That Stopped a Pair of Brooklyn TowersThe Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s defenders were part of a much larger set of forces.
  12. election 2021
    Democratic Party PromoterThe 23-year-old nightlife impresario Chi Ossé finds a new VIP area: the City Council.
  13. closings
    Avenue B’s Queen of Latex Is Abdicating the ThroneThe Baroness is closing shop.
  14. 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.
  15. in store
    Can Rockefeller Center Ever Be Hip?Tishman Speyer attempts a retail revolution in peak midtown.
  16. sims city
    No, You Can’t Recycle a Bowling Ball (But People Sure Keep Trying)The hard truth is these things are going to live longer than we are.
  17. getting around
    Why Your Uber Ride Is Suddenly Costing a FortuneDriver shortage, customer surplus, and harsh financial reality.
  18. biography of a building
    A Fairly Exhaustive Oral History of the Still-Wild McKibbin LoftsFour Loko parties, falling maggots, and first-floor strip clubs.
  19. cityscape
    New York’s First Climate Adaptation Battle Is HereThe city wants to bury East River Park to save it.
  20. the office
    Remember the Office?A look back at 150 years of cubicles, corner offices, all-nighters, and the holiday party.
  21. 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?
  22. features
    A Hot New Restaurant Moved In. That Made Its Neighbors Nervous.A gentrification battle erupts in Ridgewood.
  23. the real estate
    What If Compass Is Basically Just Like Every Other Real-Estate Brokerage?Except with a nicer logo and an over-leveraged IPO.
  24. 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.
  25. the real estate
    The Gut Renovation of Ryan SerhantHe was a real-estate striver slinging cheap rentals until Million Dollar Listing — and a pandemic market — made him the plutocracy’s broker of choice.
  26. coronavirus
    How COVID Accelerated a Fight Against Food DesertsA push for healthier food options for one of New York’s hardest-hit populations.
  27. street view
    ‘You’re Walking Backwards’: The $6 Billion Venice Floodgates May Not Be EnoughProposed decades ago, they were not built for the coming sea rise.
  28. reasons to love new york
    500 Reasons We’ve Loved New YorkA send-off to the many places, big and small, that closed in 2020.
  29. city people
    Now That an Urban Planner Is on the City Council, Can She Help Fix Los Angeles?Nithya Raman is calling for systemic change — including breaking up her own district.
  30. furniture
    Hideous? Perhaps. But It’s Time to Accept the Gaming Chair.“To invest in what you are actually doing — where you are actually sitting — might seem like capitulation but is also self-care.”
  31. street view
    How Joe Biden Can Be the Amtrak President New York NeedsStart with a new Hudson River tunnel and build from there.
  32. street view
    The Next Mayor’s Next CityBill de Blasio’s successor will get the chance to make New York life easier, nicer, and fairer — or just keep us going the way we were before.
  33. the establishment
    The Panic Attack of New York’s Power BrokersThe city’s “permanent government” has always built its way out of crisis. But what if it can’t?