Kurt Andersen on this very strange moment in a city transfixed by numbers—market numbers, poll numbers—watching anxiously as history takes an abrupt turn. Vanessa Grigoriadis on the fall of the mighty i-banker, an archetype that once ruled the city but is now lucky to have a job.
Jeff Coplon on the empty cab as economic indicator. And James Atlas on the thrill of the agony of living in interesting times.
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Thirty years ago this month, the death of Nancy (of Sid &) effectively ended New York’s early punk scene. It’s been easy to hate her since—maybe too easy.
Howard Wolfson once bled Clinton blue. So what is he doing spinning for Obama on America’s reddest TV network?
Guv wants to see the love from Washington.
Knick checks it out.
Who is Mastro’s master?
Simmons’s recession mantra.
No apology necessary.
A Manhattan transfer?
The candidates for president met on Long Island for a Charlie Rose–style debate.
Who did Hank Paulson hire to run the nationalized financial system?
Wall Street boxers prepare for a rematch. Will anyone show up?
Could Kim’s unrivaled video collection end up in Connecticut?
Columnist and Nobel laureate Paul Krugman on his swagger and his life after the Bush administration.
Can the eggheads and the Joe Six-Packs of the Republican Party get along?
Every year, the bowl by the door holds the same predictable assortment.
Evin Cosby picks fright-night accessories for under $30.
Plaid Flannel Shirt: $29.
Chung Pai of Landmark Vintage Bicycles, 136 E. 3rd St., nr. Ave. A; 212-674-2343.
"I find a way to make everybody like one another."
Two distinctly different ways to love Hunters Point, Queens.
Apiary offers high-quality cooking at prices that are right for the times.
Pacific saury is big in Japan—especially in autumn.
A sweets-lover’s guide to the yummy universe of Far Eastern treats.
New condos by the hundreds are going unsold. Should you stand clear—or dive in?
The Witches, The Widows, and the ambiguous bliss of misogyny.
Zaha Hadid’s mobile museum.
How to make the beating heart of New York visible.
My Own Worst Enemy makes the most of its erratic star, but Eleventh Hour sadly wastes its own.
A homespun Katie Holmes is the best thing about this bombastic All My Sons revival.
How do you top Kevin Spacey and Jeff Goldblum?
Charlie Kaufman’s death-obsessed ramble, Synecdoche, New York.
What you need to know about Noah Emmerich, who stars in the brutal cop drama Pride and Glory.
Penny Woolcock’s production of Doctor Atomic burnishes a masterpiece.
Devin the Dude strikes a blow for laid-back rap.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
Kids' Halloween activities by the borough.
By now New York chefs have fully embraced the buy-local philosophy.
Like fruitcake, the pumpkin pie does not lack for detractors.
Readers sound off on a potential Tina Fey backlash, FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver, and more.
Findings from the streets, files, and hard drives of New York.
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