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December 19-26, 2005

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123 Reasons to Love New York Right Now

New York is too hot in the summer, too cold in the winter, and too crowded most of the time, and you can’t get a cab when it’s raining – even without a transit strike. So why does anyone put up with it? This issue is an extended, 123-point argument for why we wouldn’t have it any other way.
A sampling of our reasoning: Romance, October weather, squirrels, our doctors, walking, Democrats, sex, The New York Times, Ray Kelly and, of course, the skyline.

THE IMPERIAL CITY: The Trouble with Hillary by Kurt Andersen When Hillary lurches rightward, she loses voters on all sides. Gratuitous moves to the right – like co-sponsoring legislation to outlaw flag burning – make all voters doubt her (probably) sincere positions on important issues. How running for president, alas, makes her even less likeable.

THE CITY POLITIC: The Suozzi-Spitzer Showdown by Chris Smith Finally, the Democratic Party has two good-government titans. But can Suozzi run for governor without seeming like a puppet of Spitzer’s Wall Street enemies? Get ready for these two to tear each other apart.

The Defector: Is Match Point Woody’s comeback? By Logan Hill Budding London auteur Woody Allen didn't abandon New York—New York abandoned him.
“Woody’s vision of New York had become a kind of cinematic gentrification. By the mid-nineties, Alvy Singer had been priced out.”

BOOK REVIEW: The Right Stuff by Lee Eisenberg Marc Weingarten’s history of the New Journalism sets down the facts well. But wasn’t that the old journalism?

REVIEWS: Ken Tucker on Munich, King Kong and The New World; Jeremy McCarter on A Touch of the Poet; John Leonard on Pardon the Interruption.

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