After Sandy, powerful and powerless have taken on new—and familiar—meanings: Lloyd Blankfein’s over-preparedness problem and the
forgotten residents of Gerritsen Beach; the NYU nurses who saved twenty premie babies and the firefighters who had to watch Breezy Point burn; Bloomberg and Cuomo’s emergency partnership; Chris Christie in High Ahab; and the politics of storms and waterfronts and unfrozen food.
On the Cover: New York City on October 31. Photograph by Iwan Baan for New York Magazine.
What We Saw When the Lights Went Out
A biblical governor has his come-to-Jesus moment.
Memories for company on Grand Street.
"The Power!" shouts Lloyd Blankfein, lifting his arms in the air.
A political storm.
The only way the city can embrace the water is by repelling it. Lovingly.
The evacuation no one would have planned.
Breezy Point, trapped between the hurricane and the flames.
Mayor and governor, bonded in crisis.
Art and commerce underwater.
The power of Pringles and chicken soup.
Gerritsen Beach seeking shelter, and Manhattan's eye.
A glass shatters, an industry panics.
At a deli that never closed, New Yorkers who wouldn’t change.
Electricity to the north, darkness to the south, the future out there somewhere.
What New Yorkers got accustomed to during the storm.
The eldest son of the Reverend Jesse Jackson was supposed to fullfill his father’s political ambitions. Now he’s under investigation for his role in two scandals and has been hospitalized for bipolar disorder and depression. What happened to derail a once unstoppable career? By Jason Zengerle
Oliver Sacks became the most celebrated brain doctor in the world by exploring neurological curiosities that science has struggled to explain. And with the publication of his twelfth book, Hallucinations, he’s training his gaze on the mystery of himself. By David Wallace-Wells
The storm swept one candidate toward the finish. But whoever loses has only himself to blame.
A tilted ceramic mug, a salt nest, and more new stuff in New York stores.
“I’m going to ballroom-dancing class. There are more boys than girls, so we have to share the girls.”
At the new Madison Avenue outlet of Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto, Cesare Casella turns out accomplished, if pricey, Italian fare.
Seamus Mullen serves fried sunchokes as an alternative to fried potatoes.
Daniel Humm shares cutting-edge, Michelin-quality dinner, while Larry and Marc Forgione serve up a traditional family-style feast.
Singer. Producer. Blue Ivy babysitter.
Lincoln preserves the union between drama and history lesson.
The difference between Bond flicks and in-flight catalogues.
Vanessa Paradis on the problem with soul mates.
A Broadway icon slings opium in a new Edwin Drood.
Readers sound off on the Autism spectrum, Jemima Kirke, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
Following Hurricane Sandy, an improvised newsroom was soon up and running, with 32 editors, photo editors, designers, and production specialists.
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