- November 29, 2004
- Map No 6: Austin Street
Run-D.M.C. had Christmas in Hollis, but Forest Hills is packed with chains, boutiques, and hard-to-ﬁnd items that make the F-train trip worthwhile. Just off Queens Boulevard, you'll ﬁnd a cluster of stores on Austin Street.
- October 18, 2004
- Back to the Seventies
- October 6, 2004
- Map No 1: Lower-Middle-Upper West Side
There are many upper west sides, but none of them have been considered cool. Until now: Barneys Co-Op just landed on Broadway and 75th, lighting up a ten-block stretch that could become a place you go out of your way to visit.
- October 25, 2004
- Map No 2: The Bowery
Once upon a time, the Bowery was all ﬂophouses, whiskey joints, and legendary bums. The ﬂophouses survive, but now they’re surrounded by celebrity lounges and multi-million-dollar lofts.
- November 29, 2004
- Map No 4: Lexington Avenue
The stretch of Lexington Avenue from 69th Street to 82nd Street feels like a slice of New York past, with few chains and a clutch of boutiques that have lasted for generations. The atmosphere is classic, a bit conservative, and deÞnitely quality.
- January 17, 2005
- Map No 7: Jackson Heights, Queens
Even if Queens does follow Brooklyn’s boom, there’s nowhere quite like Jackson Heights: It has clusters of great South Asian and Latino restaurants, a shopping strip, and a historic district with unique garden housing.
- November 22, 2004
- Map No 3: Atlantic Avenue
With Bruce Ratner’s new Atlantic Terminal at one end, C&W bar Floyd at the other, and a mix of antiques, boutiques, and Arabic stores in between, Atlantic Avenue is as good a symbol of Brooklyn’s gentrification—and multiplicity—as any.
- December 18, 2006
- The Heights Report
The best of Prospect Heights, neighborhood-slash-metaphor.
- May 8, 2006
- How Low Can You Go?
Not so long ago, you’d have done anything to get away from the Lower–Lower East Side. Now you’ll do anything to come back.
- February 28, 2005
- Map No 8: 125th Street
In the past twelve months alone, Harlem has absorbed huge supermarkets, name-brand pharmacies, and suburban-style chain stores. But even at the heart of the action, local ﬂavor remains ﬁrmly entrenched.