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March 28, 2011 Issue

Cover Story

Not Quite Copenhagen

The battle over bike lanes isn’t about bikes vs. cars, or borough vs. borough—it’s about competing ideas of what, and who, a city is for. Is New York too New York for bike lanes? By Matthew Shaer
On the Cover: Photograph by Danny Kim/New York Magazine.


Miss Grundy Was Fired Today

Once deified, now demonized, teachers are under assault from union-busting Republicans on the right and wealthy liberals on the left. And leading the charge from all directions is a woman most famous for losing her job: the former Washington, D.C., schools chancellor Michelle Rhee.

The Real Housewives of Kensington Palace

Kate Middleton is about to become the commonest future queen in history. But she may find her new house is haunted.

The Sins of the Coach

Bob Oliva was a beloved mentor and local Catholic-high-school basketball legend. Now two former players say he was also a child molester.



Cortlandt Manor construction worker Rory Knapp on living near Indian Point.

Water Water Everywhere

It’s too late to pull the city back from the dangerous sea. But we can embrace it differently.

Safety Second

Looking for adventure without risk.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

100-Person Poll

New Yorkers on natural disasters, Libya, and more.

62 Minutes With Tyra Banks

The part-time Harvard Business School student talks economies of scale and “Fa-Fa-Fa Fashion.”


Best Bets

J+’s latest collection, a bittersweet fire sale, and more.

The Look Book

“I take vintage pieces and pair them with found objects.”

The Restaurant Review

What Happens When is an experiment in constantly reinvented, and ultimately temporary, dining.

In Season

The calendar might say spring, but the Greenmarket still says storage.

Sports-Bar Bracketology

Right in time for March Madness, a 32-tavern single-knockout competition.


Tattoos and Sunshine

What happens when indie rockers and their fans go on a cruise?

The Pop Music Review

The Strokes’ first album in five years says more about cooperation than creativity.

The Movie Review

In Paul, aliens are not so much awe-inspiring as they are profanity-spewing.

Her Business Is Seduction

Catherine Deneuve, still the champion of mystique.

The Book Review

Tina Rosenberg joins a popular club for nonfiction writers.

The TV Review

Todd Haynes’s Mildred Pierce is a visually luscious tale of obsession—a mother’s with her daughter.

The Classical Music Review

An omnivorous generation of composers could use something to rage against.

The Conversation

John Leguizamo and Fisher Stevens prove it is possible to know too much about someone.


Brownie Points

Kermit Perlmutter's super-fudgy specimens can be found at Joe’s Columbia University.


Comments: Week of March 28, 2011

Readers sound off on Peter King, sleeping shrinks, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of March 28, 2011

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

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