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  1. best of new york 2019
    The Best of New York Health and Self 2019A nonjudgmental gym, Portuguese soap, and a throwback manicure.
  2. this thing's incredible
    This Beach Tent Has Made Me Actually Like Going to the BeachI’d written them off as being mostly for babies and the elderly.
  3. look book
    The Retired Clinical Psychologist With a Big Vintage Collection“I’m still the same size I was 38 years ago — I hope this photo comes out well, because I do look good for 65!”
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    The Historian Who Loves Architecture“I’m kind of an architecture nerd and carry around the 1978 AIA Guide to New York architecture.”
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    The Artist and Goldendoodle Who Are Soho Regulars“We used to be friends with Neville, Marc Jacobs’s dog, but we haven’t seen him around lately.”
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    The Operations Director Who Used to Pay Rent by Selling CDs on the Street“His music wasn’t that good, by the way.”
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    The Recent College Grad Who’s ‘Really into Astrology’“I’m a Libra, and he’s a Taurus; we’re both ruled by Venus, so we’re great roommates.”
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    The Real-Estate Agent Who Used to Model“I was a model for ten years and was photographed with Givenchy for WWD.”
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    The Art Adviser Who’s Serious About Winter Outerwear“You have to channel Julie Christie and Omar Sharif from Doctor Zhivago and look like you’re about to set out across the tundra in a sleigh.”
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    The Designer With an Edwardian-Style Pen Pal“It’s romantic, in that it’s a romantic thing to do with another person, but it’s not romantic in the other way.”
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    The Student Who Wants to Be New York’s Top Real-Estate Agent“I knew I wanted to go into real estate after watching Million Dollar Listing. I think it just seems so glamorous.”
  12. deal of the day
    The Fugly Noise Machine That Puts Me to Sleep Every Night Is on SaleIt’s like a warm cup of milk (that looks like a plastic stormtrooper helmet).
  13. editor's choice
    If You’re Going to Buy One Thing Today, Make It This Patagonia FleeceIt’s nubby, cozy, and not usually on sale.
  14. a gift so nice we posted it twice
    The Japanese Notebook a Strategist Editor Fell for Is Back in Stock for 2018It’s been out of commission for months, but now it’s back for 2018.
  15. declassified document
    ‘How to Look Like Me at 70’: We Got Ahold of Peggy Siegal’s Beauty BibleShe handed out copies to Larry Gagosian and Blythe Danner at her birthday.
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    The 11-Year-Old Who Follows the Stock Market“I like to see who’s up and who’s down. I like to keep track of it. It’s a hobby.”
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    The Artist Who’s Been Wearing All White Since 1998“It is the color that’s most like light. And in some ways it’s a wish: a wish to let go and be blank, to let go of your ego.”
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    The Gallery Assistant Who Prefers Berlin to Westchester“It’s my father’s gallery. I never really wanted to go down that nepotistic path of taking over the gallery — which I still don’t think I want to do.”
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    The Retiree Who Rides an Electric Bike With Her Dog“I put my Pomeranian, Simba, in the back, and we just ride around all day.”
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    The Eighth-Grader Who’s Visiting on a Church Trip“We sing, we testify, we do street preaching.”
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    The Sculptor Who Describes His Style As ‘Postapocalyptic Peasant’“Someone the other day said I looked like a beekeeper.”
  22. encounter
    Riding the Subway (and Avoiding Germs) With Cazzie DavidIf it’s possible, she’s even more of a neurotic basket case than her father, noted neurotic basket case Larry David.
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    The Actor-Writer-Illustrator Who’s a Dinner-Theater Star“The nice thing is I die in the first act and then I get to go home and I get paid for it.”
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    The High School Student Who Knows How to Make H&M Look Expensive“You have to carry yourself well, and you gotta smile.”
  25. this thing's incredible
    The Fugly Marpac Noise Machine Isn’t So Fugly AnymoreIt got Michael Graves-ed.
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    The Special-Education Teacher Who Changed Her Last Name to ‘Wonder’“I wanted a name that was powerful and exciting, and plus I was born on Stevie Wonder’s birthday.”
  27. fugly week
    The Homely But Effective Machine That Puts Me to Sleep Every NightIt produces lulling white noise with a design that hasn’t changed since 1962.
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    The Ryan McGinley Hype Girl Who Has to Dance With Brad Pitt“Brad is not really a statement guy. But he asked me a lot of questions and talked a lot about Marvin Gaye.”
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    The Designer Whose Daughters Dress Him in Supreme“They love buying me clothes and daring me to wear them.”
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    The Antiques Dealer Who Wears Mostly Vintage“There’s no tricks. You either have style or you don’t have style.”
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    The Tri-City-Based Artist Who Always Wears a Hat and Scarf“They’ve become, I don’t know, a kind of mark of myself. They’re part of my personality.”
  32. The Media Executive Who Once Partnered With Jared Kushner on a Luxury Magazine“At the time, Jared was very reluctant to ask his father-in-law to do anything.”
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    The Grad Student Who Wears Head-to-Toe Pink“It used to be that pink was associated with spoiled girls, daddy’s little girls, you know? But this pink is fun.”
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    The Man (and Dog) Who Constantly Get Stopped on the Street“With Zephulet, it’s as if I were a naked girl walking down the street — that’s how much attention I get.”
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    The Tenth-Grader Who Says ’80s Fashion Is ‘Extremely In’“Patches, pins, and embroidery are huge — I recently embroidered an eye onto the back pocket of my jeans.”
  36. The Best Wire-Rimmed Glasses, According to the Strategist EditorsOur own professional shoppers weigh in.
  37. made in japan
    The Cult Japanese Notebook a Strategist Editor Fell ForIt’s stout, elegant, and fabulous.
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    The Former Hillary Clinton Campaign Fellow Who Organized in Wyoming“I feel like I did my small part in Wyoming, and next month I’m going to Taiwan.”
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    The Dancer-Model-Airline-Agent Who’s Auditioning for Beyoncé“I’m trying to figure out what’s next for me.”
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    The NYU Student Who Really, Really Loves Toast“This summer, I’m actually hoping to have a toast pop-up in Shanghai.”
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    The Knitwear Designer Who Customizes Her Hat to Fit Her Hairstyle“I can’t wear a regular beanie, so I had to make up a little hat for my head shape. I call this my ‘bunny-clava.’”
  42. flashback
    How I Got My Valentino Wedding Dress for 90 Percent OffI was a bride who wanted a bargain.
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    The History Teacher Who Sings About the Election With His Students“I grabbed a guitar from the music room, put the lyrics on the board, and we began by singing ‘This Land Is Your Land.’ “
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    The Veterinarian Who Won’t Touch Snakes“A dog or a cat is not going to say ‘Thank you’ afterward, but you know you’ve done good by it.”
  45. sales sales sales
    14 Things On Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy, Including a See by Chloe BagWe found great things on sale, including a See by Chloe bag, Levi’s jacket, and 3.1 Phillip Lim shirt.
  46. this thing's incredible
    A Stress-Treatment Oil That’s Like Klonopin in Scent FormJust a dab’ll do ya.
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    The Retired Social Worker From Switzerland, on Holiday in New York“I was really surprised by how respectful people are of one another here. Except when we were having trouble with our MetroCard at JFK.”
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    The Artist Whose Hair Is Five Shades of Blue and Green“[It’s] a cyan, a teal, a dark blue which fades to purple because it’s the nature of the color, and a dark blue that stays dark blue.”
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    The Model Who Got Back in the Business When She Turned 30“In New York, it’s competitive — especially as a mixed-race person; there are only a few spots for us.”
  50. books
    Ann M. Martin on Rebooting Another Kids’s SeriesIn her upcoming Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure, the kids eat kale chips and their parents have cell phones.
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