Michael Bloomberg is not modest about how popular he is as mayor, and he’s not modest about his post-mayoral ambitions, either: How delusional is it for a New York Jewish mayor to even think about running for president? (Having enough money in your pocket to pay for the whole thing kind of helps.)
In New York, the daydream about getting away from it all is rivaled only by the daydream about finding a neighborhood in the pure, protean stages of gentrification. To actually locate such a place before it’s spoiled and overpriced, one must act with the utmost speed. So throw down this magazine, head west, and don’t stop until you see bass players who pay for their spacious apartments by working part-time as baristas.
The legendary Nan Kempner lives on in the mind of the high-society players and aspirants who idolized her—and in her staggeringly large collection of clothes, coming soon to the Met.
Missing Schrager explained.
Too tempting to steal from.
Nearly arrested in Russia.
Bloomie embraces and Randy Mastro rolls his eyes.
For VII days, all roads seemed to lead to Rome.
New York has been trying to fix its traffic problems for decades. How those big ideas keep getting stuck behind slow-moving politicians.
A cheat sheet for the celebrity-studded, money-drunk, ever more decadent fifth annual Art Basel Miami Beach art fair.
Sharpton’s “closer,” Sanford Rubenstein, to rep the 50-bullet victims.
From independent living to full-assistance nursing homes, the city’s best residences for the elderly in all price ranges and for all needs. Plus how to get effective home care, and how to pay for it all.
Environmentally safe detergent for fancy jeans and other fashion-friendly laundry products.
Service professionals reveal how much everyone else gives them in holiday tips.
Pants no one else will wear.
Feminine charms and pretty good food at Cafe Cluny.
Considered by many to be bait rather than supper, the lowly—but lovely—mackerel garners some respect.
Gordon Ramsay at the London.
Week of December 11, 2006: Rosanjin, Varietal, Dennis Foy, Kobe Club, Gus’s Place, Fireside, and Brooklyn Label.
Rosé was the wine-marketing sensation of the summer, but how does the sparkling version fare for holiday parties?
Take a break from the retail tour—without heading out into the sorta-cold weather—at one of these in-store canteens.
The best part of holiday shopping in the West Village and meatpacking district is the obligatory between-purchases bite.
Eve Lateiner of Zero Maria Cornejo.
Store openings this week.
Twenty-four places to shop in the 24 hours before Christmas.
Is the conversion of Manhattan House a waste of everyone’s time?
The Culture Pages
Frederick Seidel, the world’s most poetically talented playboy.
A superbly melodramatic Leonardo DiCaprio performance in a superbly formulaic film.
Our reviews of this week's previews.
John Doyle revives Company in harrowing Sweeney Todd style; Julianne Moore is the ultimate example of how tough it is to go from screen to stage.
Clipse and Ghostface solve the problem of rapping about selling crack so well you don’t have time to sell crack.
The bumper crop of kid-friendly albums.
HBO’s convincingly cynical big-picture look at the tsunami’s aftermath.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
Eliot Spitzer takes a running start toward the Albany tar pit.
Highlights from the LAByrinth Theater Company’s Barn Series Festival, which presents readings of plays that are still in developmental stages.
Chelsea’s a lot closer, and at least three participating artists have shows in town.
In a serious-minded genre, a little whimsy never hurts.
Annie star thinks about tomorrow, and sleep.
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