Nowhere in America are people richer, poorer, or closer together than in Manhattan—so if anyone’s going to save the American Dream, it might as well be us. By Henry Blodget
Plus: Why a buck is worth only 76 cents here. By Daniel Gross
The Money Issue
In which our writer accidentally spreads cracks of class envy through the friendships of people he barely knows.
Six New Yorkers of various means keep track of every single penny they spend over the course of a week.
Scrimping, saving, regretting, and (occasionally) hoping with a security guard trying to stretch a $676 paycheck across two weeks and among two debt-ridden credit cards and two kids.
A cost-of-living calculator for all types of living.
In 1979, the children that Rocky Aoki had by his wife ran into the child he had by his mistress. These days, they’re friends—or at least allies—as they fight Rocky and his latest wife over the right to the Benihana fortune.
Girls, Picassos, tabloid sleazebags, criminal investigations: Sometimes being a billionaire can just be so complicated.
White-collar types, uniformed mall employees, and teachers grilled on their fiscal health.
Running mate no longer running away.
Who’s feeling lucky?
Cotton-pickin’ kids are safe!
"Stale bread" slur okay in N.Y.
Still dissing hometown.
Last week it was easy to tell that change was in the air.
With control of Congress coming down to the wire, New Yorkers can still make an impact on Tuesday’s results. Here’s how.
A new poll of state voters conducted by Pace University, in coordination with New York Magazine, doesn’t give much hope to Republicans in New York.
The New Jersey Supreme Court decided to create a legally viable same-sex union. How bad would it be to be a Jersey commuter? We popped the question to a few gay men.
Photo show marks the transformation of the Lower East Side.
How the NYPD’s elite Cold Case Squad, which investigates long-unsolved crimes, is falling victim to a slow bureaucratic death.
How to become the ultimate marathon spectator.
Two new restaurants prove steakhouse kitsch and steakhouse quality aren’t necessarily related.
Ryan Stepka of Hastens.
A Nicole's chef's recipe for broccoli-rabe salad with black-olive dressing.
Americans have Halloween and candy corn; the same week, Mexicans (and Mexican restaurants looking to drum up some business) have the Day of the Dead.
As great a tradition as running the New York City Marathon is, so too the pre-race pasta orgy.
A country singer on her way through town.
Store openings this week.
Why a West Side co-op decided to drop a new penthouse on top of itself.
The Culture Pages
Sacha Baron Cohen turns comedy into horror.
Pedro Almodóvar’s latest is two-thirds of a fantastic movie.
Q&A with the Volver director.
A breakdown of what could be the first billion-dollar auction season.
MoMA looks back on Brice Marden’s restrained but still energetic work.
A trifling Bob Dylan musical does a disservice to one voice-of-a-generation as another emerges downtown.
Just how enormous an undertaking is Tom Stoppard’s epic three-evening play about nineteenth-century Russian intellectuals? As the first third opens this weekend, a selective breakdown.
Audra McDonald bests Renée Fleming in a battle of diva records.
Newly discovered diaries from Little Edie Beale fill in gaps in the Grey Gardens story.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
The GOP campaign to demonize Nancy Pelosi won’t work, though maybe it should.
Cheap gas, foolish hedge funds, and other reasons the Dow isn’t done rising.
Performance Space 122 presents BAiT (Buenos Aires in Translation), a series of four new plays by established Argentine playwrights.
Museums and galleries celebrate New York’s Print Week.
Watch for these particularly promising performances at the "Keys to the Future" festival.
A not-so-grim fairy tale.
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