New York’s 20 Most-Read Stories in 2017

In a year defined by scandal, corruption and abuses of power at the highest levels of American society, it’s only natural that those topics dominate this list of New York’s most-read stories over the past year. But with the breadth of coverage provided by Daily Intelligencer, the Cut, Vulture, Science of Us, Select All, Grub Street, and the Strategist, there was also plenty of opportunity in 2017 to attend to less weighty matters. The 20 pieces from the past 12 months that our readers spent the most time engaged with provide a snapshot of our wide-ranging coverage — from the dire to the delightful — in a year many will hope to forget.

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By Gabriel Sherman

19

By Noreen Malone

18

By Jonathan Chait

17

By Molly Fischer

16

By Jesse David Fox

15

By Yashar Ali

14

By Andrew Rice

13

By Matt Zoller Seitz

12

By Olivia Nuzzi

11

By Andrew Sullivan

10

By Ellen Pao

9

By Rebecca Traister

8

By Caitlin Flanagan

7

By Bill Wyman

6

By Rebecca Traister

5

By E. Alex Jung

4

By Chloe Gordon

3

By Eric Levitz

2

By David Marchese

1

By David Wallace-Wells

New York’s 20 Most-Read Stories in 2017