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June 11, 2012 Issue

Cover Story

Best Doctors 2012

Our annual roundup of New York’s 1,160 finest physicians, from primary-care providers to vascular surgeons, as selected by their peers. Plus: Top docs weigh in on scary football concussions, the long-term effects of smoking pot, and how much sun is too much; the city’s most recent med-school grads talk cadavers, sleep deprivation, and health-care reform; and an apothecary’s worth of antique medical slides.
On the Cover: Photograph by Danny Kim/New York Magazine.


The Mayor of Mayors

As he nears the end of his third (and this time final) term, Mike Bloomberg is already gearing up for his next act—to use his money, influence, andambition to shape the cities of the world in his own data-obsessed, nanny-state-loving image. By Gabriel Sherman

“Hello, I Am Sabu ... ”

From a rough upbringing in the projects on Avenue D, Hector Monsegur grew into perhaps the most influential hacker in the world, a Che Guevara of the Internet who attacked the powerful in the name of the oppressed. Then the FBI came knocking, and he embraced a very different calling. By Steve Fishman

The Israeli Desert

When ex–New Republic editor Peter Beinart wrote The Crisis of Zionism, his polemic against Israel’s settlement policies, he could have predicted the conservative response. What he didn’t see coming was all the liberal outrage. By Jason Zengerle


Mean Vegans

Vegans you don’t want to tussle with.

It’s Going to Be Huge

Art’s chronic gigantism.


The wordplay’s the thing.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

Getting From Left to Right

Backdoor fix to crosstown problem.

“Let’s Talk About My Mets.”

The Ur-sports-radio dialogue, 25 years later.

49 Minutes With Danny Bowien

Prepping for opening night with the Mission Chinese Food chef-auteur, bringing his San Francisco hipster “Oriental” food to the LES.


Carmelo's Power Move

The Knicks’ superstar maneuvered the system to get exactly the coach he wants. Which is why the team is doomed.


Best Bets

On June 8, Paper Source—already a fixture in Cobble Hill—is coming to Soho.

The Look Book

“On a songwriting level, I compare myself to Fiona Apple. She doesn’t dumb down.”

The Everything Guide to Summer Feet

The heat is rising, the socks are coming off: an owner’s manual to your most overworked, underappreciated body part.

Exhibitionist Footwear

Barely there sandals are a foot fetishist’s delight.

The Restaurant Review

A former Franny's cook takes on the seldom-seen cuisine of Yunnan province.

In Season

In these last few days before summer, spring radishes are at their best.

Restaurant Openings

Week of June 11, 2012: Nicoletta and Sullivan St Bakery.

You'll Want the Works

Forget Heinz and French's: The cookout condiment has gotten fancy.


No More Hanging Around

Reformed loiterer Rosemarie DeWitt is working full-time.

He's Only Just Been Gone

Songwriting legend Paul Williams unwittingly returns in a new doc.

The Book Review

The tranquil, terrifying Robert Frost.

The Art Review

Brice Marden retraces his steps—but doesn’t follow them.

The Wet Set

Steven Soderbergh makes rain while shooting The Bitter Pill.


New Addition

The Vinegar Hill House owners have added a 30-seat wine bar and café called Hillside next door.


Comments: Week of June 11, 2012

Readers sound off on Barack Obama, the New York Times, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of June 11, 2012

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

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