Because we practice croissant crossbreeding with the fervor of Dr. Moreau. Because Derek Jeter thinks there’s a future in books. Because we can salute all that Bloomberg has done and still elect De Blasio. Because the
air we breathe is better than ever. Because we review jail on Yelp. Because our garbage is delicious and our rats are on birth control. Because Lou Reed never stopped going out. Because the Mets are golden. (Well, their general manager is.) Because you took to Instagram to show your devotion. Because, because, because, because: In this, the ninth edition of “Reasons to Love New York,” the newest reasons are as heartwarming—and sometimes head-scratching—as ever. And the oldest (deli cats!) as comforting as a cr’nish.
On the Cover: Package, ca. 1960. Photograph by Saul Leiter. © Saul Leiter/Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York. Lettering by Erik Marinovich.
Village celebrities say: Hey, hey, ho, ho, Sexton’s plan has got to go.
Here are some notable holiday incidents you’ll be glad weren’t yours.
Scarfing down a pre-practice breakfast with the possible savior of St. John’s basketball.
Our roundup of news from around the city.
Fixing the schools while bringing New York’s two cities together is the new mayor’s most difficult challenge.
A Soma pitcher, Dover Street Market opens, and more new stuff in stores.
“I’ve definitely reached that point where my old going-out look has become my day look.”
Yes, we’d all like to live in the Dakota. Or 740 Park, the Beresford, or 15 CPW. Here, a peek inside the Red Hook rental with a 40-person wait list, the Fifth Avenue co-op straight out of an Edith Wharton novel, and the $525-a-month Chelsea studio.
Where to go for biscuits and potatoes—exclusively.
Sunchokes nutty and sweet traits serve it well in this creamy soup by Balaboosta chef Einat Admony.
Endangered foods of New York, from vastedda to gribenes (and even the bagel?), plus where to get them while you still can.
Spike Jonze's Her fixes Joaquin Phoenix up with an operating system.
A no-frills guide to January books.
Anchorman 2 shoots in Manhattan.
Felicity Jones is a cautious, overprepared actress—and a reckless, unrepentant jaywalker.
Until now, you might never have known quite how good—and strange—Burt Bacharach's songs really are.
How New York streets are an engine of urban invention.
David Simon’s Treme plays a final encore.
25 things to see, hear, watch, and read.
Readers sound off on the year in culture, Ray Kelly, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
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