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October 25, 2010 Issue

Cover Story

St. Vincent’s Is the Lehman Brothers of Hospitals

The downtown institution’s demise was one falling domino in a systemic breakdown. Keeping a hospital solvent in New York is mathematically impossible and getting harder, with each failure just making things worse for the few that are left. By Mark Levine
On the Cover: Siri Stafford/Getty Images


Seeing New York Through Leonardo’s Eye

Abelardo Morell takes the camera obscura to the rooftops of Manhattan.

The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Himself

Tony Kushner is one of the last public intellectuals left standing in the theater—or America. Heavy is the head that wears that crown.


Rousers of the Rabble

A meeting of populism's fat cats.

The Season of Gay Whiplash

Between Paladino, the Bronx tortures, and the suicides, are things really getting better?

Burger Survival

Upscale restaurateurs now flipping for patties.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

Blumenthal’s Near-Quagmire

He got the fight taken out of him when he was caught in his Vietnam lie. But will he beat McMahon anyway?

Faith Evans, Soul-Singing Widow of Biggie Smalls, Misses Kum Kau Kitchen

The singer discusses her life in Brooklyn and her sixth album, Something About Faith.

32 Minutes With  Joe DioGuardi

A quick peek under the hood of the campaign of the GOP challenger to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.


How Andrew Cuomo Lost

He’s going to be governor—but by playing it safe, he gave up a chance to start leading.


Best Bets

Ralph Lauren's new flagship, Brooklyn's busiest thoroughfare, and more.

The Look Book

"I’ve done a few magazines that sell overseas."

The Vintage Specialists

It’s not just about scoring a bargain. Shopping for vintage clothes now requires a new level of expertise.

The Underground Gourmet Review

Two Brooklyn kitchens keep it fresh.

Trendlet: Pastrami’s Progress

Three brave souls from mess with the holy trinity.

Beyond Delicious

Here, our 28 favorite apples of the five dozen culled from the Greenmarket.

You Can Go Home Again

The cozy pleasures (and sometimes bracing financials) of buying your old apartment back.


Tintin Gets Scalped

Charles Burns’s comic-book revisionism.

Naomi Watts Plays Valerie Plame Wilson in a New Movie, But They’re Way Beyond That Now

Naomi Watts and Valerie Plame Wilson on Fair Game.

The Classical Music Review

The Met’s long road to a new Boris Godunov.

‘Glee,’ Yes. Confidence, No.

John Stamos gives you his best song and dance.


Three citizen critics* offer competing takes on noteworthy recent albums. *Special artist edition.

The Renegade Insider

After 26 years in business, Lisa Spellman and her 303 Gallery are having their (latest) breakout moment.


Pie Is for Dinner in Gowanus

Varieties both savory and sweet will be on the menu at a new occasional Sunday supper.


Comments: Week of October 25, 2010

Readers sound off on Jerry Brown, Meg Whitman, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of October 25, 2010

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

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