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Louis Cheslaw

  1. look book
    The Look Book Goes to We Met IRLWe talked to singles at the speed-dating series for people of color, whose tickets tend to sell out minutes after they go live.
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    The Look Book Goes to KCONDevoted fans waited for hours outside Terminal 5 to be among the first to attend the only New York stop on this year’s K-pop-oriented KCON USA Tour.
  3. ask a cool person
    The Best Housewarming Gifts, According to Cool Homeowners (and Renters)From Ottessa Moshfegh’s favorite incense to fancy salt and plush slippers.
  4. still swiping
    A Mini Tinder Time CapsuleA decade of ghosting, emojis, and urban legends.
  5. strategist hive mind
    71 Summer Shopping TipsAn accumulation of proclamations and well-sourced recommendations from the Strategist staff.
  6. best in class
    The Very Best Floor FansFor keeping your space cool and your energy bills low.
  7. look book
    The Look Book Goes to an NYPD Boxing MatchOn a recent Friday night in Flushing, Smoker Talk convened for its first NYC indoor boxing event since COVID.
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    The Look Book Goes to Herbert Von King ParkOn the first 70-degree day of the year, we joined sunbathers at the century-old Brooklyn park and community space.
  9. best of new york
    The Best Homeware Stores in New YorkAffordable vintage furniture, Japanese gifts, Brimfield-quality quilts, and more.
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    The Best Storage Units in New YorkFor the most space for the least money, a few cases of wine, inherited minks, and more.
  11. best of new york 2021
    The Best Therapists in New YorkWe asked 31 notable New Yorkers about their therapists and are publishing their referrals in their own words.
  12. best in class
    The Very Best Boxer BriefsIncluding supersoft styles, classic Calvin Kleins, and an under-$10 pair that no fewer than six of our panelists swear by.
  13. look book
    The Look Book Goes to New York City’s Only CasinoWe spoke to regulars on a recent Thursday night at Resorts World in Queens.
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    The Very Best Men’s JeansIncluding classic Levi’s, tapered and slim-fit cuts, high-end Japanese selvedge, and more.
  15. corner shop
    A Freaky Lamp Show in Fort GreeneLight-up socks, blenders with bulbs, and a banana pendant.
  16. look book
    The Look Book Goes to New York Fashion WeekWe chatted with guests at Collina Strada’s show at the Angelika.
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    The Look Book Goes to a Lunar New Year DinnerHundreds of people visited House of Joy, a recently renovated Chinatown banquet hall, to eat shumai, roast duck, and chicken feet.
  18. look book
    The Look Book Goes to a Union Square Ski-Bus PickupOn a recent freezing Friday, winter-sports enthusiasts lined up to take the OvRride bus to Mountain Creek and Hunter Mountain for the day.
  19. recommended by experts
    How to Travel and Commute Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak, According to ExpertsYes, you should wear a mask.
  20. look book
    The Look Book Goes to a Staten Island Shipping DockLongshoremen of the ILA Local 920 union took a break from 18-hour shifts to tell us about the supply chain and winter accidents.
  21. ask a cool person
    The Best (Stylish) Protective Masks, According to People With Good TasteWith picks from Jamaal Bowman, Nicky Hilton, and more.
  22. this thing’s incredible
    The Best Thing I Bought This Year Is My ‘Secret Second Suitcase’“I can easily fit two pairs of shoes as well as a week’s worth of underwear, socks, and thin shirts, relieving a ton of pressure on my suitcase.”
  23. look book
    The Look Book Goes to the Rink at Rockefeller CenterWe chatted with tourists and season-pass holders on a Sunday afternoon.
  24. gifts they might actually want
    The Best Gifts for New Grandparents, According to GrandparentsA lot has changed since they were just parents.
  25. ask a cool person
    What Are the Best Men’s Sweaters?From cardigans to turtlenecks to a crewneck sustainably made of baby yak wool that one outdoorsman says is the ideal sweater for chopping wood.
  26. celebrity shopping
    What Mickey Drexler Can’t Live Without“To this day, when I check into a hotel, the bellmen always say, ‘I love your luggage.’”
  27. best bets
    The Best Gifts at 12 Newly Opened NYC StoresIncluding hand-caught razor clams, a burrito-shaped bicycle bags, a Sex and the City hat, and more.
  28. look book
    The Look Book Goes to a Knicks-Lakers GameCelebrity guests and multi-decade season-ticket holders alike mingled in the floor seats during a 106-100 home win at a sold-out MSG.
  29. ask a cool person
    What’s the Best Men’s Loungewear?“Like good bedding, it keeps you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s warm.”
  30. look book
    The Look Book Goes to Disco TehranAbout 1,000 people showed up for the Iran-inspired club night and fund-raiser’s final party before it heads out on a tour of Europe and South America.
  31. look book
    The Look Book Goes to a South Slope Open HouseSeventy-plus interested buyers came to check out the $1.7 million three-bedroom, three-bath duplex.
  32. recommended by experts
    Everything You Need for a Power Outage, According to ExpertsWe talked to city officials and preppers to find everything you need to build a blackout kit.
  33. travel
    The Catskills Are Suddenly Lousy With High-End HotelsThe Borscht Belt has entered its expensive phase.
  34. look book
    The Look Book Goes to an Animal-Blessing CeremonyAt the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Morningside Heights, pet owners brought their animals for an annual blessing.
  35. look book
    The Look Book Goes to Chess in the ParkAt the tournament, which is held yearly near Bethesda Fountain, more than 700 children (and a few adults) faced off over six rounds of rapid chess.
  36. look book
    The Look Book Goes to the Obama PortraitsDuring a preview party at the Brooklyn Museum, guests got an early look at Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald’s presidential portraits.
  37. small-business stories
    The Lower East Side Tailor to the SceneClients have generally found Ramon Tailor through word of mouth. Now — suddenly — there are lines out the door for his custom pants.
  38. look book
    The Look Book Goes to MargaritavilleWe chatted with guests at the newly opened outpost of the hotel chain, which sits right between the Times Square subway station and Port Authority.
  39. look book
    The Look Book Goes to a Cricket Match in Van Cortlandt ParkPlayers from India, Australia, Jamaica, and elsewhere faced off.
  40. travel
    The Specific Torture That Is Procuring a Passport Right NowThe pandemic has thrown the process of renewing or getting a passport into disarray.
  41. recommended by experts
    Everything You Need to Work From Home, According to People Who Do It EverydayIncluding essentials like desks and chairs as well as less obvious things that foster productivity in an office of one.
  42. look book
    The Look Book Goes to Miramar Yacht ClubMembers and guests watched (and raced in) a weekend regatta at the 77-year-old Sheepshead Bay club.
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    The Look Book Goes to a Dimes Square Clothing RackTrying on Armani pants and rare Tiffany & Co. caps at Chad Senzel’s vintage pop-up, which appears most Saturdays at Canal and Ludlow Streets.
  44. look book
    The Look Book Goes to a Financial District Dig InnWorkers who have gone back into the office — and some who never left — stopped by to pick up their Friday lunch.
  45. the group portrait
    How One Chinatown Restaurant Created New York’s Most Promising New Soccer TeamAfter every victory, players would come straight back to the new Hokkaido restaurant for a free dinner.
  46. celebrity shopping
    What Fashion Designer Sid Mashburn Can’t Live Without“It’s like a moisturizer for shoes — it cleans deep in a way that isn’t just like putting some polish on.”
  47. look book
    The Look Book Goes to Malcolm Shabazz Harlem MarketLocals and out-of-towners alike shop for custom dresses, crystals, and mud cloth at the daily African crafts and textiles market.
  48. cityscape
    What Is Going On in Washington Square Park?A 48-hour diary of a ten-acre park where everything in the city seems to be happening at once.
  49. steal my vacation
    Gabrielle Richardson’s Road Trip to Ensenada, Mexico“You have to climb down this rock wall to get to the beach. But it was worth it.”
  50. look book
    The Look Book Goes to New York DressHigh-school students tried on tulle gowns and sequined A-lines for proms and quinceañeras at the Maspeth boutique.
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