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June 8, 2009 Issue

Cover Story

Si Newhouse’s Dream Factory

What happens to a magazine empire built on glossy fantasies when harsher realities intrude? By Steve Fishman
On the Cover: Graydon Carter, Si Newhouse, and Anna Wintour. Illustration by Gluekit for New York Magazine.


The Downturnaround Is Here

Or is it? A worrier’s guide to our economic future.

1959: Sex, Jazz, and Datsuns

A year that left its mark— many marks— on the city and the world.


The Acela Regime

Here, some of the city's major contributions to the executive branch.

Delirious Times Square

Without all the cars, carnival.

New York Justice

Sotomayor’s heritage.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

Nipped & Tucked

Boom-time cosmetic surgeons doctoring again.

Your Ad Here

Work from the “New York Photographs” festival.

210 Minutes With Michael Lewis

He wrote the book on baseball and now has a new one on fatherhood.

LaBelle’s Hot Times at the Apollo

Patti LaBelle will accept an award at the Apollo Theater’s 75th-anniversary benefit June 8.

Back and Forth

Tali Yahalom talked with Al Roker and his wife, Deborah Roberts, about Muppet love.

Deflating Puffy

Don’t mess with “Page Six” gossip girl Paula Froelich.


Twenty-four-year-old artist Sofia Maldonado recently painted a skateboard park in Havana.


One for the Thumb

Derek Jeter has four World Series rings. Could this be the year he gets his fifth?


Best Bets

Beach towels, outdoor craft fairs, and other joys of the season.

The Look Book

A cross section of the crowd outside the immensely popular Gagosian show.

The Restaurant Review

Modest but sophisticated, George Mendes’s Aldea could be a prototype of dining trends to come.

In Season

The first wave of local strawberries from New Jersey farms have hit the Greenmarkets.

Restaurant Openings

Week of June 8, 2009: Sel de Mer and Saraghina.

Stocking the Borough’s Larder

Specialty shopping is a Brooklyn pastime.

Lighten That Heavy Load

A local tech expert helps a constantly touring musician streamline his gadgets.


In a recession, does green development sell?


Letterman vs. Mini-Letterman

What will losing Leno do to Dave?

The TV Review

Edie Falco’s ambitious, ambiguous pill-popping healer.

Mama’s Boy

Hunter Parrish’s cross-country commute gives him time to consider his morals.

Best Summer Ever?

We offered VH1’s pop-culture mavens a chance to comment on the summer’s worthiest targets.

I Hear Brooklyn Singing

It’s a wonder that the members of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus had time to assemble for this photo.

The Movie Review

Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida’s movie about familial dysfunction would make a perfect book.

Bachelor Babysitter: Zach Galifianakis

The deadpan comic has thrived as an alt-comedy star and master of the icky-funny cameo.

The Triumph of Bombast

What’s ailing Broadway? A case of emphasitis.

Our Man Stanley

One clarinetist, 60 years.


Giuseppe Six-pack

Italian beer doesn’t have quite the romantic allure of Italian wine, but it’s damn fine stuff nonetheless.


Comments: Week of June 8, 2009

Readers sound off on cab sharing, the kindergarten crunch, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of June 8, 2009

Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.

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