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    The Absolute Best All-Day Cafés in New YorkHomes away from home for gastronomes and lingerers alike.
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    The Absolute Best Restaurants on the Upper West SideClassic Chinese, posh Italian, and some excellent bagels.
  3. The Absolute Best Restaurants for Lunch in Midtown ManhattanWhere to find 60 civil minutes of respite from spreadsheets, small talk, and market calls.
  4. The Absolute Best City Hall Wedding Restaurants in New YorkWith the proliferation of boutique hotels, the area around City Hall has options aplenty for a post-wedding brunch, lunch, or (very) early dinner.
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    The Absolute Best Brunch in New YorkPlaces that expertly mix leisurely vibes, great drinks, and a mind-boggling array of eggs.
  6. The Absolute Best Guacamole in New YorkEvery element needs to be just right to achieve true guacamole perfection — these are the six spots that manage to do exactly that.
  7. What Foreign Tourists in New York Think of America NowVisiting the city has never felt so politically fraught.
  8. the best. really.
    The Best Pots and Pans for Every Meal, According to ChefsWhat’s the one pot or pan New York chefs can’t cook without?
  9. anniversaries
    A World-class Chef Celebrates His Flagship Restaurant’s 20th Anniversary“The key to our survival is knowing we can get knocked off at any moment.”
  10. ‘When the Ban Was Announced, My Husband Stopped Breathing’For a refugee living in Bayonne, New Jersey, Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration have left the fate of her children in the balance.
  11. An Illustrated Look Inside Carnegie Deli’s Final NightThe atmosphere was somewhere between wake, lunch, and circus.
  12. arrivederci!
    Here’s the Real Reason Restaurants Become Celebrity HangoutsNew York’s legendary Da Silvano was an IRL version of Us magazine’s “Stars—They’re Just Like Us!”
  13. chef shuffle
    Benoit’s New Chef Is Risking Her Career to Make NYC Bistros More AmbitiousLaetitia Rouabah is now in charge of Alain Ducasse’s flagship bistro.
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    The Moon-Shaped Night-Light I Raised My Sons ByIt gives their room a warm, suffused glow.
  15. the best. really.
    8 New York Chefs on The Best SkilletThe best skillet to complete the kitchen.
  16. painless shopping
    The Best Kitchen Knives According to ChefsCarbon-steel slicers, poultry shears, and sashimi knives picked by the hottest names in the restaurant scene.
  17. the strategist
    The Best Pots and Pans for Every Meal, According to ChefsWhat’s the one pot or pan New York chefs can’t cook without?
  18. Confessions of a Performative DadHow to win the parenting approval of random strangers.
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    Confessions of a Performative DadHow to win the parenting approval of random strangers.
  20. What’s the Best Juicer to Buy?Chefs and professional healthy types recommend the best model to buy, depending on your taste.
  21. best of new york
    The Absolute Best Falafel in New YorkThe perfect versions of that crunchy, round delicacy.
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    The Absolute Best Polish Restaurant in GreenpointPierogi and stuffed cabbage off the G train.
  23. the strategist
    The Best Knives According to ChefsCarbon-steel slicers, poultry shears, and sashimi knives picked by the hottest names in the restaurant scene.
  24. the strategist
    8 New York Chefs on Their Favorite Skillet Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin, Kevin Adey of Faro, and more.
  25. Expat Tips for When You Flee President TrumpLife in Bali, Shanghai, and Beirut.
  26. Shots!
    The Endless Fiesta: Inside New York’s First Señor Frog’sThe spring-break-themed nightclub hits Times Square, where it feels out of place and more than a little out of time.
  27. Woes
    Why Everyone Should Want Tavern on the Green to Fix Its ProblemsIt’s bad news for the entire city if the landmark restaurant’s latest incarnation goes under.
  28. The Lonesome Death of Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza CasinoWhat was once the hottest spot in town closed last night. Nobody cared.
  29. Grub Guides
    8 Oysters You Should Be Eating This SummerApril Bloomfield offers her recommendations for bivalves that are perfect during summer’s dog days.
  30. 6 Independent Bookstores That Are Thriving — and How They Do ItIt’s not all bad news out there.
  31. Boca Down the BlockLocals walk us through the some of the city’s largest Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities—the Upper West Side, the deep Lower East Side, […]
  32. Get Some CardioBy perfecting your Port de Bras.
  33. spring breakers
    A History of Spring BreakThe parts we can remember.
  34. The Circus Is in Town: Playing Pool With the Ringling Bros. RingmasterThe first black barker for The Greatest Show on Earth describes life among the clowns and acrobats.
  35. Closings
    Sex, Steak-Frites, and Every Celebrity on the Planet: The Golden Years of PastisAs Keith McNally’s Meatpacking District icon closes its doors, former staff and friends of the restaurant look back on the glory days.
  36. 15. Because the City’s Hottest Metal Band Is Halfway Through Seventh GradeThe trio rose up almost a year ago, when a video surfaced of them playing in Times Square to an enraptured crowd.
  37. It Was the Hottest Club in Town(And that was just the bathroom). Memories of Area.
  38. Lou Reed: Cranky Almost to the EndIn what might have been his final interview, he couldn’t have nicer.
  39. Dance by the DecadeWhichever your preferred era and style—1860s folk, 1940s swing, 1970s roller-disco—there’s a party where you can let loose.
  40. Twerking, A User’s Guidetwerk v. to rhythmically gyrate the pelvis on the sagittal plane. Often done to bounce music, it grew in popularity in the strip-club scene of A […]
  41. Taste the Gulf in New OrleansNearly a year after the BP disaster ended, restaurants new and old have re-embraced the region’s seafood with delicious results.
  42. Go Beyond Snout-to-Tail Dining in LondonAfter the wave of offal and gastropubs, there’s a delicious new sense of diversity on the restaurant scene in the British capital.
  43. What an Urban Farmer Looks LikeA field guide to the city’s new breed of growers.
  44. Get Scrubbed in MarrakechIndulge in a gentle French kneading, Thai-style stretch, or rigorous traditional rubdown in Morocco’s spas and bathhouses.
  45. A Bar for Every Stage of Your Mating LifeWhere to toast a first crush, a new baby, a return to singledom, and other booze-enhanced milestones.
  46. Become a Cheeseburger Connoisseur in New MexicoSample the best of the state’s green-chile-slathered specialty, from Santa Fe to Albuquerque.
  47. Burgers
    Scenes From the Burger Bash: Symon, Schwartz Take HonorsView our slideshow to see a sampler of the burgers and their chefs at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival.
  48. Back of the House
    Dan Barber Loosens His Apron at Monkey Bar“I used to watch the Food Network obsessively when I was a line cook and I’d get home at 2 in the morning.”
  49. Super Salt MeTo test the anti-sodium argument in extremis, a would-be Morgan Spurlock gorges himself on all things salty for nine straight days.
  50. Bocuse d'Or
    Bocuse d’Or Draws Few ApplicantsThe time and expense required to prepare deters many chefs from the lauded contest.
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