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October 15, 2012 Issue

Cover Story

Global Urban Design 2012

A truly green house in Singapore; a hôtel particulier fit for a seventeenth-century Parisian nobleman, complete with an indoor swimming pool; a Bushwick “mancamp” loft for twelve gets civilized; a Tokyo home that makes a tiny lot feel grand; nine massive projects, from a 256-passenger bus in Dresden to a kilometer-high tower in Jeddah; a refrigerator so big it’s a one-unit kitchen; a Perry Street fixer-upper three decades (and 8,500 square feet) in the making; and a city dweller’s haunted weekend mansion. By Wendy Goodman
On the Cover: A hôtel particulier in Paris renovated by Pierre Yovanovitch. Photograph by Jean-François Jaussaud.

Features

The Geek in the Gown

When 37-year-old Marissa Mayer bolted Google for Yahoo, she became the first Fortune 500 CEO to take the top job while pregnant. Can a shrewd, ambitious, and glamorous woman with a newborn baby boy really have it all? And even if she can, is that a good thing for working women? By Lisa Miller

From 0 to 12 Million Square Feet

Hudson Yards, Manhattan’s largest remaining chunk of emptiness, is about to become the city’s most massive real-estate development. An exclusive look at a private city within the city. By Justin Davidson

This Is What $90 Million Looks Like

New York’s most preposterously expensive new building, One57, is a still-in-construction 90-story tower with drop-dead views of Central Park. A stunning trophy for a member of the global elite? Certainly. But will anyone actually live there? By Matthew Shaer

Intelligencer

Wise Ladies

The book proposal Lena Dunham shopped last week accelerated a transformation already under way.

Flimflam Forever

Why a shady production should give Broadway romantics hope.

George Romney's Job Creator

The dynasty’s forgotten kick-starter.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

Flowers for the Ombudsman

Times hire wins fans.

The Future Is Calling

The great smartphone-patent war rages on, as Samsung, loser of the last battle, has now sued Apple, saying the iPhone 5 cribs from its products.

144 Minutes With Amrit Singh and Himanshu Suri

On a (semi-ironic, semi-essentialist) “dosa hunt” with the Stereogum music nut, Das Racist M.C., and their potato-and-onion-loving pals.

Columns

The Etch-a-Sketch Moment

At the debate in Denver, it finally happened—but Obama looked like the one who was shaken.

Strategist

Best Bets

A Robert Wilson chair, Chanel fine jewelry, and more new stuff in stores.

The Look Book

“I’ve changed my hair fives times this year. You don’t need a head full of hair to be beautiful.”

The Restaurant Review

The New Brooklyn food mecca opens upscale tasting room Blanca.

In Season

Beautiful blue-black clusters of Concord grapes, heavy with juice, have arrived at Greenmarket.

Restaurant Opening

Matthew Hyland and Roberto Patriarca team up to open Brooklyn Central in Park Slope.

Restaurant Opening

"Beers, food, women, and jeeps" is the motto of the new Filipino gastropub Jeepney.

Restaurant Opening

The second branch of Queens-based Han Joo opens on St. Marks Place.

Supply-Side Ramenomics

A Jersey noodle lab attempts to corner the New York market.

Culture

Detroit's Finest

Is Sarah Sokolovic theater’s next great actress?

The Art Review

An artist treks almost 1,200 miles on land and water, from Warsaw to Paris, and gets it all on video.

The Movie Review

Ben Affleck mashes up political thrills with movie-business satire in Argo.

Brownstone in a Box

Graphic novelist Chris Ware sends print-media fetishists an early holiday present.

The TV Review

Last Resort, Nashville, and The Mindy Project are the fall’s best new shows.

Agenda

Chocolate for the Waterfront

Williamsburg microchocolatier Mast Brothers expands to South Street Seaport.

Departments

Comments: Week of October 15, 2012

Readers sound off on Grizzly Bear, election polls, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of October 15, 2012

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

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