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  1. what we know
    What We Know About the Brooklyn Subway ShootingFrank James, the accused gunman, was arrested in the East Village thanks to tipsters.
  2. announcements
    Introducing The Critics, a New Culture NewsletterThe week in reviews.
  3. year in review
    New York’s 20 Most-Read Stories in 2021The articles our readers were most deeply engaged with this year.
  4. advent calendar 2021
    Gift of the Day: A Sleek Stacking Decanter“Stacking decanters have been around for a while, but the updated lines of this one make it stand out from more traditional leaded-glass versions.”
  5. advent calendar 2021
    Gift of the Day: Particularly Special Vintage PostersAccording to interior designer Liz Caan, they’re great gifts for young adults, teens, and even babies.
  6. advent calendar 2021
    Gift of the Day: A Smythson Planner That’ll Last Past the YearOnce you’ve amassed a couple years’ worth, says interior designer Jennifer Hunter, “they look beautiful stacked on a bookshelf.”
  7. advent calendar 2021
    Gift of the Day: The Mount Everest of Lego SetsRecommended by a cabinet maker.
  8. advent calendar 2021
    Gift of the Day: A Book on Boring ArchitectureDesigner Juan Garcia Mosqueda said the book’s premise stood out — “precisely because it’s about things that don’t stand out.”
  9. advent calendar 2021
    Gift of the Day: Monica Khemsurov’s Favorite Foot-Shaped Vase“There’s a certain absurdity to putting flowers into a foot on the dining table, where feet are not supposed to go.”
  10. year in review
    Curbed’s 20 Most-Read Stories in 2021The articles our readers engaged most deeply with in 2021 included stories about a windowless dorm and 432 Park.
  11. gift guide
    Some Soothing Gifts for Those With Climate AnxietyNo excessive plastic, nothing single-use.
  12. gift guide
    A Smattering of Zizmorcore GiftsA Curbed curation of New York City-ish merch.
  13. gift guide
    The Best New Books to Give Architecture, Design, and Urbanism EnthusiastsFive Curbed staffers recommend their favorite new releases, from an atlas of iconic houses to an illustrated history of New York.
  14. 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.
  15. the city politic
    We Staked Out Eric Adams’s House in BrooklynAnd he came home. Twice!
  16. architecture
    Yes, Build the Windowless, Bathroomless Dorm in My BackyardSure, let the dilettante billionaire have a crack at it.
  17. 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.
  18. engineering
    Collapsed Surfside Towers Actually Broke Building Code From the Very Beginning“Flawed from day one,” reads the Miami Herald report.
  19. getting around
    The Parallel-Parking Job That Ignited the InternetIt prompted thousands of insults, threats, and moral judgments.
  20. realtor diaries
    Inside the Freak-out Housing Market of Upstate New York“It just felt like drinking from a fire hose most days.”
  21. 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.
  22. getting around
    Why Your Uber Ride Is Suddenly Costing a FortuneDriver shortage, customer surplus, and harsh financial reality.
  23. getting around
    Where Did All the Yellow Cabs Go?Nearly two-thirds of New York’s taxis are gone, and a lot of them may never come back.
  24. biography of a building
    A Fairly Exhaustive Oral History of the Still-Wild McKibbin LoftsFour Loko parties, falling maggots, and first-floor strip clubs.
  25. housing
    L.A. Built a Tiny-House Village for the Homeless. Some Aren’t So Sure About It.The city’s good intentions come with restrictions and, possibly, an ulterior motive.
  26. pennsylvania six-five oh-oh-oh
    So Long to the Hotel PennsylvaniaOnce lovely, now dowdy, soon to be gone.
  27. supertalls
    Meet the Teen Who Hates 432 Park More Than AnyoneShe’s an 11th-grader in Vancouver.
  28. asian lives matter
    ‘It Is Time to Start Complaining’: Asian Americans Rally in NYC Against HateFed up with being attacked and ignored, Asian Americans in New York City rally for change.
  29. atlanta
    These Are the Victims of the Atlanta Spa ShootingsAuthorities have identified the eight people killed by a single gunman in Georgia, six of them Asian women.
  30. spooky
    We Spoke to the NYC Woman Who Found a Whole Apartment Behind Her Bathroom Mirror“I was kind of expecting there to be somebody.”
  31. special delivery
    Sure, Laugh Away. But Every Big Vehicle Should Look Like the New USPS TruckWe admit it’s goofy-looking, but it’s a much safer design for crowded cities.
  32. 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.
  33. the online thrifter
    How to Shop for Furniture on InstagramBusiness is booming for the city’s vintage-store owners and amateur thrifters who are using their Instagram accounts to sell secondhand housewares.
  34. great rooms
    A Vibrant Reimagining of a Mid-’60s Williamsburg High-Rise Co-opCassandra Bromfield inherited the apartment from her mother and has made it her own.
  35. hudson yards
    I Knew the Vessel Was Going to Have a Suicide Problem Years Before It Was BuiltHow a private design process created a public space that is dangerous, even deadly.
  36. i voted
    ‘I Voted’ Stickers for Everyone Who Needs OneA New York Magazine collaboration with 48 artists