Our correspondent from Fort Greene discovers that joining the righteous squadrons battling Bruce Ratner’s soul-crushing, traffic-multiplying, dubiously beneficial Atlantic Yards megaproject is a surprisingly difficult step to take.
A guide—map included—to locating the celebrities who’ve been migrating eastward in such large numbers that casually pretending not to notice them is becoming a full-time job.
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Last week’s lawsuit seemed to leap out of nowhere into the headlines. But in the Astor clan, the bitter estrangement of otherwise functional parents and children is old news.
The story of a tragically typical “staredown” in East New York—and why trying to prevent random-confrontation homicides makes stopping gang violence look easy.
Medical-weed activists thought he’d legalize it.
Kerik’s new jail could be in Jordan.
Many boys nearby.
They’d have known Hillary.
Veni, vidi, Vespas.
In a week when the U.S. was useless in stopping the fighting in Lebanon and New Yorkers sweated helplessly through a record heat wave, no one was above seeking support from improbable quarters.
A Gen-Y overachiever bets he can turn a profit on a money-losing weekly newspaper. He says heï¿½s used to being underestimated.
The connection between sweltering heat and 300-pound cast-iron discs hurtling through the summer air.
The rise of a lettuce-based midtown meat market.
What’s the deal with empty comedy clubs?
An old-school bleach substitute, a silent blender, and other hot buys.
Napapijri Opens on Mercer Street this week.
Alberto Bruchi of Scooter Bottega.
Checking out the fashions on visitors from Malibu, Milan, and more.
Two new “brasseries,” unoriginal but dissimilar, and not entirely unenjoyable.
Tia Pol chef Alex Raij’s Stuffed Avocado Squash.
Draining ground tomatoes through cheesecloth to make crystal-clear, intensely sweet tomato water is a rite of passage for the contemporary chef.
Fall is the season for restaurant openings, but these new places have a jump on the competition.
At the high end of the market, fake buyers are a real problem.
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The intimidating skill of "Mother Courage" star Meryl Streep.
Discussing the life, times, and cosmetic enhancements of Nora Ephron.
Oliver Stone’s 9/11 film is tasteful, gripping, and a little beside the point.
To hype Pedro Almodóvar’s new fall movie, Volver, Sony is presenting “Viva Pedro”— a retrospective of eight films, beginning August 11. Which ones should you run to see?
How a 20-year-old blogosphere star is dealing with massive hype, brutal flops, and a suddenly awkward name.
From abandoned pool to Bloc Party venue.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
Iraq was supposed to trigger a democratic chain reaction in the Middle East. Instead—see the missiles over Haifa—the tumbling is going backward.
What your facial hair is really saying.
Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival unveils four premieres to mark the composer’s 250th birthday and its own 40th.
An only–in–New York mix of four inventive shows.
Spiegeltent goes multigenerational.
Promising picks from the annual FringeNYC festival, which returns with over 200 companies performing new, multidisciplinary work.
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