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Guides Archive

September 1, 2008
Here They Come Again…

John Updike and Philip Roth tackle living with the consequences of destructive choices this fall.

June 30, 2008
Who Owns Central Park?

How Frederick Law Olmsted’s 843 acres of civilizing wilderness became a type-A battleground.

June 2, 2008
Not Just a Pretty Vase

Flower-ready vessels you won’t find at your neighborhood florist.

June 2, 2008
What $100 Gets

We ordered five bouquets (anonymously) from a range of established florists, giving only two directives: Use what’s freshest, and keep it to one Benjamin.

June 2, 2008
Cheap. Fresh. Near You.

A neighborhood mini-directory of bodegas, delis, and low-cost florists with impressive prices and beautiful blooms.

June 2, 2008
The Deli-Flower Challenge

The players: David Stark, event designer; Paula Hayes, artist. The materials: Fifty bucks’ worth of flowers; vases from home.

June 2, 2008
Make Your Own Flower Arrangement

How to transform corner-deli blooms into a good-looking centerpiece.

June 2, 2008
Dead in the Water

How to keep them from wilting prematurely.

June 2, 2008
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

The flower district keeps shrinking, but hope blossoms.

June 2, 2008
The Best of Buds

We asked dozens of floral designers, wedding planners, decorators, and hotel managers to tell us where they go when they want an outrageous orchid, an elaborate centerpiece, or a last-minute something for Sweetie.

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