Last November, Bernard Kerik was a 9/11 hero, a partner in Rudy Giuliani’s lucrative consulting business, and the president’s top choice to take over the Department of Homeland Security. Then, in under a month, he lost his job, his prospective job, and his reputation. Now, for the first time, Kerik talks about what went wrong and how it felt to fall so far, so fast.
Letting your parents pick your spouse may seem like an absurd anachronism. But is it really any worse than the capricious New York singles scene? An unmarried woman’s account of a dating life split between two worlds.
The Fulton Fish Market, soon to move to the Bronx, is one of the last gasps of the blue-collar life in lower Manhattan.
Michael Shvo is a real-estate superstar—and an object of almost universal loathing by his fellow brokers. How a near-broke Israeli immigrant made it to the top by breaking the rules of an industry that few thought had any.
The birth of a "new fur" controversy, hits keep coming at Gramercy Park, Milk & Honey's star mixologist, and more.
“April is the cruelest month, / A smile will make it better. / But if you frown and act depressed, / You’ll only make it wetter.”
The mayoral hopeful's moneyman betrays his class interests to fight Bloomberg.
Stop invoking my name! Jane Jacobs on the West Side development brouhaha.
Mandarin: the new language craze for toddlers.
Schiavo and Social Security may not be the Rove blunders they seem at first glance.
The world’s not ending its dependence on oil anytime soon, so why not profit from it?
A lightbulb that lasts seventeen years, plus hardy outdoor bowls and Tuscan olive oil.
Amy Sohn parses Michael Jackson’s sexual identity.
A shimmering shrink.
The Hug Salt and Pepper Shaker set
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Jerry Laboy of JR Cigar/Montecristo.
Store openings this week.
A guide to toilets in every price range.
Navigating the rejuvenated Union Square.
The Modern, Danny Meyer’s bid for four stars.
How to conquer razor clams.
Unlike the typical Chino-Latino hash on upper Broadway, Asia de Cuba mixes up a Tower of Babel in every dish.
Week of March 28, 2005: Amorina, Luscious Food, Roberto Passon, Piola, and Cafe Trotsky.
One of the oldest tricks in the New York Italian-restaurant book is putting a mamma fresh from the Old Country in charge of the kitchen.
Italian mothers have always been a secret weapon in the New York restauranteur's arsenal.
American shad, the quintessential springtime fish, is prized for its roe and flesh that’s notoriously hard to debone. Why not let the professionals do it?
With authentic British chippies multiplying, fish and chips are nearly as prevalent as steak-frites—and just as decadent.
A side-by-side comparison.
The hottest block in Harlem.
The Culture Pages
Larry Clark, bard of depraved teens, insists he’s a moralist at heart.
Jessica Lange and Christian Slater are game but mediocre in The Glass Menagerie.
If Elvis impersonators had a union, do you suppose this latest incarnation of the "jukebox musical" could have been prevented?
The avenging noir heroes of Sin City give graphic violence a good name.
Jonathan Safran Foer’s 9-year-old narrator can’t capture the surrealism of 9/11.
The publishing industry’s version of the People’s Choice Awards.
Looking past the buzz at the Warholian work of Damien Hirst.
The artist's first New York gallery show in eleven years.
End Station, a site-specific project by a pair of Scandinavian artists.
Beck sweetens up.
The hottest New York bands at South by Southwest.
How I fell out of love with my pop crush.
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