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  1. reasons to love new york
    Eric Adams Is Certainly Enjoying HimselfPerformance is an inherent part of politics. But perhaps no prior mayor has ever leaned so far into spectacle.
  2. look book
    The Look Book Goes to a Democratic-Socialist ConventionIn a church on the Upper East Side, the NYC-DSA recently gathered to decide on its plans for 2023.
  3. what we know
    Martha’s Vineyard Migrants Leave Island As Outrage at DeSantis GrowsThe dozens of migrants now have temporary shelter at a military base in Cape Cod.
  4. the city politic
    New York’s Leaders Are Sleeping Through a Housing EmergencyThe political response should reflect the size and speed of the worsening crisis. It hasn’t even come close.
  5. the city politic
    Why Are So Many of New York’s Basement Apartments Still Death Traps?It’s been a year since floodwaters drowned 11 New Yorkers in their homes, but nothing has been done to stop it from happening again.
  6. infrastructure
    Mississippi’s Largest City Doesn’t Have Enough WaterJackson’s long-plagued water system has effectively collapsed, leaving the more than 150,000 residents of the majority Black city in crisis.
  7. early and ofen
    Why Ivana Trump Was Buried at Bedminster Golf Course: 3 TheoriesWith his ex-wife’s burial in a simple grave, Trump’s weird 15-year dream of turning his New Jersey property into a cemetery has come true.
  8. monkeypox
    The Monkeypox Vaccine Hunger Games Are OnEverybody’s angry, some are in denial, and … it’s hot out here.
  9. early and often
    Pete Buttigieg Could Make Air Travel Less Hellish. Will He Do It?Airlines are hitting travelers with price hikes, mass cancellations, and onerous policies. It’s time for the Transportation secretary to crack down.
  10. life after roe
    The End of Abortion As We Knew ItIn a 6–3 decision, the Supreme Court has ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade.
  11. capitol riot
    Checking In With the Real-Estate Brokers Who Stormed the CapitolAnd their current listings, from Chicago’s Trump Tower to a Colorado car wash franchise.
  12. politics
    New Yorkers Really Don’t Like Adams, Hochul Because of CrimeA new poll shows fear of crime has skyrocketed and sent both Democrats’ approval ratings into a crater.
  13. what we know
    The Justice Department Is Reviewing the Police Response to Uvalde ShootingThe local police chief in charge delayed confronting the gunman — while kids trapped inside the classroom repeatedly called 911 asking for help.
  14. education
    ‘I Don’t Feel Like This Is a Safe Choice Yet’Starting today, masks are optional in New York City public schools. While many are relieved, some parents and educators worry the move is premature.
  15. crime
    The Return of New York’s Most Notorious CopsThe new mayor and police commissioner want to fight gun crime by bringing back anti-crime units, which were disbanded after a history of abuse.
  16. the city politic
    Everyone Needs to Take a Deep Breath About Alvin BraggHis criminal-justice reforms have prompted a freak-out, but they’re reasonable — and exactly what he promised.
  17. election 2022
    Vax Daddy Is Totally Serious About HousingHuge Ma is challenging a 37-year incumbent to represent Queens in the Assembly.
  18. the group portrait
    For the First Time, New York City Has a Majority-Women City Council“We’re going to do things that the city hasn’t seen before.”
  19. politics
    Tishquake: Letitia James Drops Out of Governor’s RaceThe attorney general says she’s choosing to run for another term in her current office, in a major relief to Kathy Hochul.
  20. politics
    ‘The Mayor Knew’Eric Garcetti’s top aide was a serial harasser, according to multiple accusers. The mayor, they say, ignored it.
  21. infrastructure bill
    Infrastructure Bill Spares New Yorkers From MTA Fare Hikes for NowGovernor Kathy Hochul said that billions in federal funding means that fare increases are suspended and service cuts are “off the table.”
  22. politics
    What’s in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill?Here’s how the $1.2 trillion package, which is expected to be signed into law soon, will fund roads, bridges, water cleanup, and broadband internet.
  23. politics
    House Passes $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill, Delays Social-Spending BillThe seemingly eternal Infrastructure Week is finally almost over, but House Democrats delayed action on the Build Back Better social-spending bill.
  24. politics
    Eric Adams Romps to Victory As the Next Mayor of New YorkThe ex-cop who ran on fighting crime and reforming police at the same time is now poised to be the city’s strongest leader in generations.
  25. transit
    Farewell (for Now) to the Absurd La Guardia AirTrainAndrew Cuomo’s dream of shepherding riders the wrong way to the airport is on likely permanent hold.
  26. crime
    The Murders Down the Hall393 Powell Street was a peaceful home, until residents started dying in brutal, mysterious ways.
  27. eviction moratorium
    Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s Eviction MoratoriumThe decision voids the CDC’s two-month ban on evictions in the vast majority of the country, leaving millions of renters potentially at risk.
  28. new york tough
    Where Should Andrew Cuomo Live Now?Once his resignation takes effect, Cuomo will have no home. Here are a few suggestions for where the disgraced governor can crash.
  29. eviction moratorium
    Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of New York’s Eviction MoratoriumBy refusing New York tenants a presumption of financial distress, the Court may be signaling its intentions for the national moratorium.
  30. gavin newsom recall
    Meet the ‘Landlord Influencer’ Who Could Be the Next Governor of CaliforniaA new poll shows Newsom in big trouble in the September 14 recall election. But a little-known Democrat is leading the field of possible replacements.
  31. pandemic
    You’ll Need a Vaccine to Eat Inside NYC Restaurants SoonThe requirement for indoor dining, gyms, concerts, and more comes down this month.
  32. 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.
  33. politics
    Did Ranked Choice Voting Community Education Efforts Work?More research is needed, but exit-poll analysis indicated no racial disparities in understanding ranked-choice voting or how to complete the ballot.
  34. politics
    How Eric Adams Did ItThe likely next mayor didn’t look like it at the start of the campaign.
  35. the national interest
    The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Is Probably Doomed, AlasThe system actually doesn’t work.
  36. politics
    Can Eric Adams Hold On to His Lead?What the first results of the mayoral race mean for him and his opponents.
  37. politics
    Why There Could Be No Winner on Election NightNew York City’s experiment in ranked-choice voting begins.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. the city politic
    Meet Your Next MayorHousing? Policing? Pot? New York Nico interviews the candidates for New York Magazine.
  41. politics
    New York Will Lose Seat in Congress Because 89 People Didn’t Fill Out the Census2020 census reapportionment data showed seven House seats changing hands, but a net gain of just three in states carried by Trump.
  42. donald trump
    Watching Trump Go DownThe view from an implosion in Atlantic City.
  43. coronavirus vaccine
    The Fyre Festival of Vaccine RolloutsThe city of Philadelphia trusted a group run by a 22-year-old to vaccinate thousands, a venture that reportedly did not end well.
  44. capitol riot
    When an Airbnb Host Realized His Guests Were InsurrectionistsPaul thought they were tourists, until he heard: “We stormed the Capitol.”
  45. power
    The Karen Next DoorA white woman calls the police on her Black neighbors. Six months later, they still share a property line.
  46. left coast
    California Is Coming Apart Over COVIDThe first state to lock down during the pandemic is a mess now. What went wrong?
  47. housing
    The Eco-Yogi Slumlords Are Getting Sued — AgainThe city says they made $1.4 million on their illegal Airbnb rentals over four years.
  48. you know who used to live here?
    Doug Emhoff, Second-Gentleman-Elect, Grew Up in This Building in BrooklynThe Midwood roots of Kamala Harris’s husband.
  49. 1927-2020
    David Dinkins Deserved BetterHis mayoralty was not the overt failure it once seemed.
  50. housing
    The Eco-Yogi Slumlords of Brooklyn Are Getting SuedThe City of New York has filed a lawsuit against the couple at the center of an eviction scandal this summer.
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