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  1. operators
    The Ugliest Divorce in Manhattan Real EstateHFZ’s luxury developers staked their futures on Bjarke Ingels’s High Line debut and lost everything.
  2. chapters
    The Busiest Basement in Jackson HeightsThe pandemic turned Nuala O’Doherty-Naranjo into an activist. Then the migrant crisis arrived.
  3. street view
    A Bad Office Can (Maybe) Become a Good ApartmentThe challenges and complexities of cubicles out, bedrooms in.
  4. parenting
    Living in a One-Bedroom With Kids — by ChoiceSome parents are more committed to their pricey New York City neighborhoods than to having a door to their bedroom.
  5. housing
    My New Apartment’s Most Aggravating FeatureNew York homes come with standard headaches. This might be the dumbest one yet.
  6. street view
    Our Radical, Practical NYCHA MakeoverFor Curbed, Peterson Rich’s architects propose balconies, energy efficiency, and adding mixed-income low-rises.
  7. reasons to love new york
    Reasons to Love New York Right NowMaybe because the year was so challenging, our 37 reasons to love New York this year feel even dearer.
  8. getting around
    A Postcard From Driverless San FranciscoUnexplained stops. Incensed firefighters. Cars named Oregano. The robotaxis are officially here.
  9. crime
    The Radio Host and the Real Estate ScamVictims allege that The Breakfast Club host used his clout to rope them into a Ponzi scheme.
  10. street fights
    The Great ‘Fentanyl Trash Can’ Freak-outHow competing text threads, park litter, and a tragic Bronx day-care death made Brooklyn parents lose their minds.
  11. games
    What Money Can’t Buy Steve CohenThe billionaire hedge-funder is used to getting what he wants. His time as Mets owner and casino bidder is a whole different ballgame.
  12. first person
    My Quest to Downsize Without Throwing Anything AwayA big old house full of belongings — could I find them a new life?
  13. profile
    Park Slope Parents Is Old Enough to Order a DrinkSusan Fox wanted to build a community. She never expected to birth an archetype.
  14. the city politic
    The Unwise GuyA top official in the Adams administration gambled with the mob and, allegedly, took bribes.
  15. architecture
    Inside the City’s Gleaming New Performance CubeThe Perelman Performing Arts Center is a standout at the reconstructed World Trade Center site. Will people come?
  16. the year i ate new york
    The Street Vendors Fighting for a Space in Sunset ParkPlaza Tonatiuh is a spirit and the spirit is resilient.
  17. the city
    The Candy SellersThe lives and livelihoods of some of the city’s newest migrant children.
  18. loud town
    The Noise Next DoorTyquan Pleasant knocked on his neighbor’s door to ask her to stop the ear-shattering music and banging. Shaun Pyles heard a threat.
  19. city people
    What Dan Doctoroff BuiltUnder Mayor Bloomberg, the power broker remade the city with astonishing speed. Now, as New York is again mired in crisis, he faces his own.
  20. office apocalypse
    New Glut CityThe city’s mega-office landlords are panicking, pivoting, and shedding what’s worthless. One opens his books.
  21. the rent is too damn high
    Are the Landlords Bluffing?They say thousands of rent stabilized apartments are too cheap and too far gone to rent. You’ll just have to take their word for it.
  22. street fights
    The IHOP Kingpin vs. the American RevolutionariesWhen Domenic Broccoli set out to expand his pancake empire to upstate New York, he didn’t expect to find a grave site — or start a war.
  23. style
    Welcome to BodeworldHow big can a “farm to table” downtown menswear brand inspired by Grandma’s tablecloths and old quilts get and still be cool?
  24. housing
    A Sale and a Suicide on East 12th StreetAfter a private-equity firm bought an East Village apartment complex, one of the tenants jumped. Neighbors say he was right to be paranoid.
  25. the dream-life calculator
    Can I Afford to Live Like This?We asked young New Yorkers about their dream futures. Then we calculated exactly how much each would cost.
  26. urbanism
    Spiraling in San Francisco’s Doom LoopWhat it’s like to live in a city that no longer believes its problems can be fixed.
  27. report
    The Blood Feud Brewing Inside Nom Wah Tea ParlorA family fight threatens the iconic Doyers Street restaurant.
  28. seen
    Give Me the Full Immersive!From Kahlo to Klimt, Van Gogh to Tut, immersive experiences are saturating New York. They’re pricey and schlocky and — surprisingly — not half bad.
  29. rabbit holes
    There’s Something Off About LED BulbsHave you started to notice, too?
  30. report
    Last Stand of the Hot Dog King“This is like the Alamo.”
  31. early and often
    Who Wants to Be Mayor?Chicago’s boss is in danger of being thrown from office, in a warning sign for other Democrats.
  32. power
    Crime of the CenturiesTomb raiders, crooked art dealers, and museum curators fed billionaire Michael Steinhardt’s addiction to antiquities. Many also happened to be stolen.
  33. the housing market
    New Yorkers Never Came ‘Flooding Back.’ Why Did Rents Go Up So Much?Getting to the bottom of a COVID-era real estate mystery.
  34. rikers
    How a Rikers Unit That Protects Trans Women Fell ApartA decade ago, New York set out to lead the nation in efforts to support incarcerated trans people. Now they are stranded in all-male housing units.
  35. biography of a building
    A Queens Co-Op Full of ElectriciansIt remains basically as it was imagined in 1949: a surprisingly affordable city-within-a-city.
  36. crime
    Here’s Why Everything at Walgreens Is Suddenly Behind PlasticThe recent spike in shoplifting is both overblown and real. And almost everyone is profiting from it (including you).
  37. first person
    I Lost My Brother TwiceFirst to schizophrenia, then forever to the city.
  38. the city politic
    The Queens Native Tasked With Making Legal Weed WorkChristopher Alexander is building New York’s budding market from scratch.
  39. public art watch
    Mashed Potatoes Meet MonetClimate activists have been celebrated for defacing great paintings. Why?
  40. reasons to love new york
    39 Reasons to Love New York Right NowEvery time it’s been confronted, New York has returned, more impossibly and unpredictably itself than ever, because we wanted it to.
  41. operators
    The Mennonite Airbnb Hustler of Upper ManhattanKonrad Bicher, calling himself “the Wolf of Airbnb,” ran a sublet scheme that made him rich — for a while.
  42. behind the scenes
    Why One Chinatown Mini-mall Languishes While Another ThrivesOn East Broadway, one shopping center has become an art-and-fashion destination. It isn’t just the cheap rent.
  43. street fights
    Plywood GourmetHow thousands of restaurants speedily, messily, and probably permanently took over the street.
  44. hotels
    The Billionaire Behind New York’s Most Luxe HotelVladislav Doronin’s ambitious, contentious journey from Leningrad to Aman New York.
  45. hot garbage
    Voyage of the GrossEven though every other option is better, most of New York’s trash still goes into a hole in the ground.
  46. the real estate
    The Woo-woo Agents of Real EstateCan unblocking your chakras get you a house? Maybe!
  47. biography of a building
    Inside Olympic Tower, Where Foreign Billionaires Have Long FlockedThe midtown high-rise is ideal for those who’d rather not do much of anything themselves.
  48. early and often
    Rick Caruso, the Mall King Who Would Be L.A.’s MayorTo get an idea of what kind of leader he might be, take a walk through the Grove.
  49. dividing assets
    All Split Up and Nowhere to GoAre pandemic breakups behind the city’s insane one-bedroom shortage?
  50. getting around
    Who’s Afraid of the Subway?Riding every line in the days after the Sunset Park shooting.
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