The growing popularity of in vitro fertilization among urban professionals has led to a dramatic rise in the city’s population of twins and triplets—not to mention stressed-out, medically paranoid, money-space-and-sleep-deprived parents.
It’s true that Christine Quinn’s status as the first gay City Council speaker gets her lots of attention. But beneath that 21st-century backstory is a glad-handing, favor-trading Irish pol whose methods are as old-school—and effective—as they come.
Like his famous pornographer father, Bob Guccione Jr. is a searcher. Once a man about town who thought rock music could save the world, he’s now turned to the cosmos in his personal quest for meaning.
Craigslist fanatics trolling for cheap bookcases and used lamps over Memorial Day weekend found themselves in the potential company of Benihana founder Rocky Aoki.
Seniors at tony girls’ prep school protest skirts.
Will Smith might want to check a map before shooting the big-budget zombie thriller I Am Legend here later this year.
Summer shakedown is here.
As Memorial Day passed last week and temperatures soared toward the nineties, the moment seemed ripe to start swinging for the fences.
New Yorkï¿½s scientists have gone private (and high-security) to get around federal restrictions. Welcome to the cityï¿½s stem-cell underground.
Debut fiction from New Yorkï¿½s gross-out auteur.
Everybody thinks heï¿½s a better D.J.
A Japanese experiment in drinking margaritas to increase global understanding docks in Manhattan.
Customizably gnarly surfboards, a portable DVD player, and more.
The view from the other side of the cosmetics counter.
A quiz-show veteran in truly old-school attire.
Harried professionals chart every minute of their workday.
Colorful culinary entrepreneurs and a rising-star chef work wonders at an upscale tapas bar.
A 'wichcraft chef's grilled bloomsday sandwich.
The scarred tile floors are real, and the abundant hills of tantalizing, gently priced food are real, too, a joy in this era of foam and froth. But everything else at the new Dressler is whimsy.
The Enomatic wine system stores 48 open bottles, preserving them with argon gas, and dispensing 15-milliliter tastes at the swipe of a card that the store has preprogrammed with an introductory 1,000 points.
The non-tourist’s guide to the South Street Seaport.
For one evening only, Rockefeller Plaza becomes Rockefeller Piazza.
So barbecue-starved are the locals, in fact, that this year host Danny Meyer has secured an extra block (24th Street between Park and Madison) in a futile attempt to meet demand.
Canyon Ranch hegemony faces a challenge.
Dom Smith of Odin.
Store openings this week.
Montgomery Clift’s townhouse hits the market.
The Culture Pages
Regina Spektor’s journey from Russia to the Bronx to indie stardom.
Robert Altman and Garrison Keillor make a nearly perfect film about the way good things end.
Our reviews of some summer previews.
A terrifying Columbine reenactment.
Where is Samuel Beckett’s centennial hype?
This Sunday, CBS airs the 60th annual edition of the perennially ratings-challenged Tony Awards. A few ideas for how to get people to watch the damn thing.
Q&A with the Will & Grace star on his new life Off Broadway.
Kyra Sedgwick charms as a cop without social graces on The Closer.
I’m still waiting for a 21st-century stand-up Toxic Avenger. But compared with Kathy Griffin, Black is Jonathan Swift.
What makes Deadwood so fascinating is not the action we put up with; it’s the language we listen to.
New York Magazine buzz and backlash report.
Charting the jacket-blurb universe.
Wiley, the Gossip, and other obsessions of professional music obsessives.
Finding restraint in the Guggenheim’s exhibit of the notoriously unfettered Jackson Pollock.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
Why is George Pataki acting as if he could actually be president?
Hank Paulson will not be sorry he finally took the Treasury job. Bush won’t, either.
Madison Square Park hosts the fourth annual Big Apple BBQ Block Party this weekend. Here’s the best of the music lineup.
An Everest-simulation sleepover.
These cultural events—all in or around great New York parks—can be part of a full day of outdoor leisure, now that summer weather is here.
Liev Schreiber is Macbeth in this year’s first Shakespeare in the Park production, premiering on June 13. Four hints to help you land the summer’s hottest free ticket.
For the Museum Mile Festival on June 13, the great collections of Fifth Avenue waive their admission fees from 6 to 9 p.m. Be sure to set aside time for these three shows.
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