Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the city’s most admired and emulated chef, is so unfamiliar with anything resembling failure that when he hit a stretch
of bad press last year, he spent three days in bed. Now, with an immaculate new restaurant and a return to the “clean” cuisine that he made famous,
he is hoping to recover his perfect form.
Plus: Adam Platt on rising kitchen talents; how to splurge prudently.
Jackie Yalincak is a charming Turkish immigrant whose family foundation pledged $21 million to NYU. Her beloved son, Hakan, is a precocious 19-year-old who started a hedge fund with millions of dollars of investments. They’re also compulsive liars under arrest. The exclusive story behind New York’s most endearing family of grifters.
The war over foie gras pits indignant, eccentric protesters making charges of obscene cruelty against indignant, bourgeois connoisseurs defending their right to pleasure. Foie gras has become the new fur, but in this fight, the protesters could very well win.
Dave Chapelle shows up for stand-up,Robert Caro roasts the wannabe A.G., Jockeying for Hilary in the Hamptons, and more.
With a pardonable sense of exasperation, New Yorkers did their best to follow a stadium–cum–Olympic-bid drama that had more false endings than a Mahler symphony.
How a sexed-up, smoky gay bar survived Rudy and Mike for so long.
Adventures in baby preventing: the latest rhythm method.
A Tribeca school fights developers for its place in the sun; kids “perform better” in natural light.
A shoulder bag that’s practical and impressive, innovatively comfortable patio furniture, and more.
Store openings this week.
Vincenzo Sciacchitano of Giorgio Armani.
Sales & Bargains
This week's hottest sales & bargains.
A Ford model caught after one of her four daily outfit changes.
Stylish women’s suits solve the what-to-wear-to-work-in-the-summer problem. Photographs by Burkhard Schittny.
Online dating can be arduous for lesbians.
Helsinki’s character emerges from Russia’s shadow.
Furnishing an entire apartment from street refuse in a single day.
Why Gramercy Park likes having a Schrager hotel in the neighborhood.
For the next two weeks, excluding weekends, lunch at participating restaurants (see nycvisit.com) costs $20.12, in increasingly deluded support of New York’s Olympic bid.
Once strictly a destination for cut-rate clothing, gritty Orchard Street is following Clinton Street’s lead, becoming a veritable restaurant row.
The Culture Pages
Can a famously savvy TV exec help figure out what it means for a network to be gay?
David LaChapelle’s new documentary is bizarre, heartwarming, and visually incredible.
A look at the new Film Forum series.
In “Jukebox,” listeners review new records from the White Stripes, Foo Fighters, Laura Cantrell, and more.
A great premise unfulfilled for Jon Robin Baitz.
Donaghy captures the play's comedy, and, paradoxically, its despair.
Q&A with the actor.
Two new exhibits of 1840s-era photographs that are more than just historical curiosities.
What Museumgoers Really Thought About "Sol LeWitt on the Roof: Splotches, Whirls and Twirls."
An explanation for why South Pacific is seldom revived.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
Why was Morgan Stanley chief Phil Purcell fired? Probably because he alienated almost every single person he worked with.
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