On Brownstoner.com, anonymous Brooklynites unleash dubiously punctuated dispatches of anxiety and anger. Haunting the site is a commenter named “The What”—a mysterious bogeyman whose prophecies of doom for the New Brooklyn hysterically embody the gentrifiers’ deepest fears.
A new wave of activists wants to celebrate atypical brain function as a positive identity, not a disability. Opponents call them dangerously deluded.
As his legendary 24-hour French diner closes for the first time, it is being mourned as the sad passing of an era. But Morellet regrets nothing.
Both McCain and Obama are looking at Mayor Bloomberg for V.P. because he’s rich, Jewish, and with a head for business. What’s not to like?
He’ll even get coffee, if only someone would ask.
Parents hate plan to relocate.
Come and get it.
Gas prices remained astronomical, and American Airlines debuted a $15-per-suitcase surcharge.
Carrie fan? These girls want to show you around.
The unstrenuous job of overseeing the Wall Street Journal’s editorial integrity.
An elegy for the city’s folk-art monumentalism.
Why an L.A. same-sex marriage will matter in New York.
A stem-by-stem look at the city’s floral bounty.
"On the question of style tips, I would say, first of all, don’t be afraid..."
Summer is nigh. Stock up on house gifts that demonstrate what a thoughtful, useful guest you are.
Artfully frayed jeans have long outpriced their intact brethren.
At Bar Milano, traditional Northern Italian meets modern New York chic.
Week of June 2, 2008: Kafana and Sheridan Square.
Momofuku alum Youngsun Lee has launched Persimmon.
If you’ve never thought much about Spanish wine, now might be the time to start.
This summer, New York is Movie Town! A photographic essay of one spy-film shoot.
Sex and the City is the finale the show should’ve had. Indy, on the other hand...
Sometimes movie reputations are backlashed before the audience has made it through the previews.
Peter Lieberson’s Neruda Songs, written for his late wife to sing, finds a new interpreter.
Robert Olen Butler trawls the outer limits (Nixon, Santa Claus) of erotic imagination.
Book-jacket designers all scream for you-know-what.
The one about taking a knife to the heart. You heard us.
Does a Warhol look different when it’s hanging above someone’s TV set? Ask Louise Lawler.
Conor McPherson’s ode to frustration.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
Fun science and a robotic dinosaur.
Readers sound off on infidelity, the occupational hazards of subway trackworkers, and more.
Findings from the streets, files, and hard drives of New York.
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