The extraordinary reign of the billionaire mayor ... who was crazy to think he could be president ... but who forever remade New York ... and maybe ruined what was good about it ... and whom we may miss more than we know: a blunt conversation with Michael Bloomberg.
On the Cover: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, August 2013. Photographed by Christopher Anderson/Magnum Photos/New York Magazine.
The mayor has harsh words for Bill de Blasio, rebuts the charge that he’s in the tank for the wealthy, questions just how poor the poor really are, and considers (for the first time) what he might like named after him. By Chris Smith
Three terms of metropolitan metamorphosis as skyscrapers rose, crime fell, and everyone stopped smoking, except outside.
A reevaluation of an era in which the city was ruled (for a couple of years, anyway) by its wealthiest resident. By Chris Smith
Missing the New York that predates pour-over coffee. By Choire Sicha
For a while, Bloomberg had the uncharacteristic delusion that Bloombergism could go national. By Jonathan Chait
The urban transformation the mayor unleashed was like nothing New Yorkers had seen, and our Rome isn’t done yet. By Justin Davidson
The New Jersey university tries to shed its recent scandals.
To get a feel for where voters are leaning, we canvassed parks and street corners in three of the five boroughs to find New Yorkers willing to stop long enough to give their thoughts on the contenders.
The parliamentarian learns to blend into the crowd.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
A paper shredder, Violet Pepper opens in Greenpoint, and more new stuff in New York stores.
The city is swarming with new high-end haberdasheries, un-stuffy bespoke tailors, and handcrafted-boot peddlers.
Nest founder Joe Holtzman’s outsize take on a classic Palm Beach pad.
Luksus serves Brooklyn artisanal fare with minimal pretension.
Estela chef Ignacio Mattos's string beans with Taleggio cream and bread crumbs.
Omakase doesn't mean "sushi," or even "fish"; it refers to the notion of entrusting your meal to the whims and talents of the chef.
The Walking Dead zombie-slayer is on an entirely different kind of mission.
The movies, television shows, filmmakers, musicians, playwrights, and comics that inspired him.
Raymond Pettibon's scrawled revelations.
The scandal-battered monologuist returns. But he's still not apologizing for much.
R&B's next great hope, Janelle Monáe, serves up an overcooked sci-fi concept album.
A deep dive into Lucy Thurbur's Hill Town Plays.
A Nigerian Brooklynite struggles to conceive in Mother of George.
Salinger is a documentary that says, "We’ve got you now, you antisocial bastard."
25 things to see, hear, watch, and read.
Readers sound off on the NYPD, Thomas Pynchon, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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