Ruth Reichl, Rumaan Alam, Jiayang Fan, and more on losing the place where they were a regular.
“It was just there, and now it isn’t.”
Remembering late nights, sweaty dance floors, and karaoke with celebrities.
“It existed in a zone unimaginable in Manhattan today.”
Jonathan van Meter
Saying good-bye to Gem Spa, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, the Staten Island Yankees, and more.
Wyatt Cenac, Cat Marnell, and Joshua David Stein on losing their favorite workouts.
Saying good-bye to the Mermaid Inn, Rose’s Brooklyn, Pegu Club, and more.
Party till 3 a.m. Then open for lunch the next day.
The now-shuttered stores that made an impression, from Staten Island to Hudson Yards.
It catered to the people the owner wanted to see in the neighborhood, not the people who were already there.
Why did the vaccines take so long?
Meet the official newspaper of Dimes Square.
The season’s essential accessory: a black surgical mask.
Instagram’s impossible year.
Matt Gaffney’s latest puzzle.
Readers sound off on Stacey Abrams, the city’s nightlife scene, and more.
Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.
Send-offs celebrating the places we ate, danced, shopped, got sweaty, and lived our New York City lives.
Art for a cause.
Stops by MeMe’s Diner one last time.
A scrupulously restored historic cottage in the Rockaways.
Two downtown Asian-inspired kitchens brave the elements with distinctly personal, creative cooking.
A new Mexican deli lands in Bushwick with real-deal birria.
Awarding the first-ever Quarries for the moments that defined our year apart.
The culture of quarantine brain.
These aren’t just very good TV shows. These were our escapes from despair.
The screens looked different, but the films kept coming. Here, our critics celebrate the greatest of our pandemic year.
Stuck inside indefinitely, musicians did what they do best: make art to help get us through the day.
Interior Chinatown, Piranesi, Romance in Marseille, and more.
Our favorite hour-long specials of the year featuring Maria Bamford, Leslie Jones, Hannibal Buress, and more.
It’s been a strange and harrowing year, and the podcasts have mostly followed suit.
Jordan Casteel, Noah Davis, and anything you could see in person.
New classics, new takes on old classics, and New Horizons offered us distraction and connection when we needed it most.
Our biweekly guide to what to see, hear, read, and watch.