Our yearly companion for anyone looking to get wet, get cool, get naked, or get down while the sun burns bright. Including: a flowchart guide to choosing the right beach for your mood and traffic tolerance; playtime suggestions, from Coney Island to bicycle polo, for individuals of all ages and adrenaline levels; and much, much more.
On the Cover: Photograph by Andrew Eccles for New York Magazine.
Good-bye, polar bears. Hello, oil-drenched pelicans.
Is a gay ghetto still relevant in the summer of 2010? One 27-year-old real-estate investor thinks so.
What has made America fall in love with the Côte Crass?
Here we check back in to see how our laid-off New Yorkers are doing.
With New York on the brink of being the last state to allow no-fault divorce, whose fault was it that it took so long?
Our real theme restaurants.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Junger, back from the war.
Under a tree in the park, considering Shylock, the troublesome Merchant of Venice.
Where in the world will Chelsea wed? And who’s invited?
BP’s hypocrisy problem—and ours.
Summer is no time to be sedentary.
How a lobster glut in Maine has democratized, and energized, crustacean cuisine in New York.
A flood of rooftop bars—some new arrivals, some recharged classics.
True decadence doesn’t come in a tumbler.
Hot dogs or pierogies? Surfing or cruising? A sea of humanity or just the cool, blue sea?
Paul Rudd’s smarter brand of summer comedy.
“I’m still the good girl who wants to be a bad girl…”
Dr. Luke doesn’t know why he hears so many No. 1 songs.
Sia Furler on her rise to fame and new album We Are Born.
Why hip-hop needs female rapper Nicki Minaj.
Pixar’s Toy Story 3 is a blockbuster with heart, as splendid as the previous two.
The best concerts, outdoor events, and culture happenings of summer 2010.
Oysters, like fine wines, taste distinctively of their birthplace.
Readers sound off on Bernie Madoff, nannies' rights, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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