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June 13, 2011 Issue

Cover Story

Best Doctors 2011

Our annual roundup of New York’s premier physicians, from addiction specialists to vascular surgeons and everything in between, as selected by doctors themselves. Plus: startlingly up-close photographic walk-throughs of six surgeries, including a pediatric heart transplant, weight-reduction surgery, correcting a curved spine, amputating a leg, removing a brain tumor, and a high-risk cesarean. Also, how the trauma ward at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx dealt with the spring’s devastating Chinatown-bus crash.
On the Cover: Photograph by Andrew Eccles for New York Magazine.


Miraculous (But Not for the Squeamish)

In the O.R. for six life-changing surgeries.

“A Textbook of Trauma”

The crash of the Chinatown charter was the worst bus accident in the city’s history. Fifteen of its victims ended up at one hospital. Fourteen lived. By Jesse Green

Paw Paw & Lady Love

Has the Supreme Court ever heard such a peculiarly American story as that of Anna Nicole Smith? And they didn’t know the half of it. By Dan P. Lee

The Baddest Lawyer in the History of Jersey

And that’s saying something. By Mark Jacobson


Bronx Elders

The stars who might fade away while still wearing pinstripes.

The Dove in the Room

A new breed of anti-war Republican awaits its champion.

Lunch Amnesia

Pay attention to that sandwich!

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

Fear of Talking About Sex

Jong versus Jong-Fast.

70 Minutes With Lisa Bloom

The lawyer to the reality stars just wrote a book railing against celebrity culture.


Tea Party for Two

If Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann decide to run, who will notice the men?


Best Bets

New wildflower fields, food-truck delicacies, and more at the High Line's second act.

The Look Book

"I love New York."

Our Darkest Hour

Subtler than silver but just as sophisticated, the black watch is suddenly everywhere.

The Restaurant Review

Empellón may look casual, but it serves serious Mexican fare.

In Season

The herb lovage has an intense celery flavor, and a little bit goes a very long way.

First Look at Smith Canteen

Seersucker’s takeout-shop offshoot.

Nawlins Shaved Ice Pops Up at Imperial Woodpecker Sno-balls

In 33 flavors!

St. Anselm to Reopen with Beer, Wine, and a New Grill

And a whole new menu.

Inside Scoop

This season’s new batch of ice-cream sandwiches.

Away From It All

Six last-minute summer rentals, every one of them far from the crowds.


Coogan’s Bluff

The British comedian isn’t a dour S.O.B. He just plays one on TV.

Like a Punch in the Face

You can thank Will Sheff’s subconscious for Okkervil River’s most visceral album to date.

The Movie Review

Super 8 flagrantly cribs from the man who invented the summer blockbuster.

The Art Review

Mark Grotjahn’s sinews of paint take on lives of their own.

Prize Fight

A debate about the Tony awards: who’ll win, who should win, and who wuz robbed.

Ode to a Four-Letter Word

Kathryn Schulz in defense of the literary expletive.


Props to Pops at Marc Forgione

The chef cooks up a Father's Day tribute to his dad.


Comments: Week of June 13, 2011

Readers sound off on the Long Island murders, the new Whitney building, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of June 13, 2011

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

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