New Yorkers have spoken highly of themselves and their city during almost all of its incarnations. But over a nearly 400-year history, who and what stands out as truly the greatest? We gathered a host of opinionators to hash it out. Five writers each make a case for a single year as the city’s superlative; five panels of experts then choose the greatest musical, mayor, TV show, athlete, and building in NYC history.
A sampling of recent course catalogues.
Understanding the singular dissonance of un-picked-up trash.
Why golden voices make for the best feel-good stories.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Here we go again!
One half of Duran Duran trolls Bowery to flack the band’s thirteenth album.
The most potent challenge to Obama in 2012 may come from a member of his own team.
The Marcus Samuelsson–Endorsed BlueStar Stove, a mood defroster, and more.
"I hand out the hankies."
A guide to the latest crop of high-concept workouts.
Frames for the librarian (teacher, architect, lead guitarist) who doesn’t mind a little attention.
Suddenly, you don’t need to catch a Queens-bound 7 train to reach transcendent Thai food.
The radish of choice among kimchee aficionados.
How a grim Williamsburg intersection became an epicenter of culinary cool.
What’s bad for liberals has been very good for Bill Maher.
Men behaving badly on Lights Out, Shameless, and Californication.
MTV adapts Britain’s daring teen soap without scrubbing it clean.
The grown-up charm of Episodes.
How Chris Cooper turns angst into art.
Readers sound off on Martin Peretz, the Columbia drug bust, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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