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April 26, 2010 Issue

Cover Story

Tweet Tweet Boom Boom

A growing community of young, sunny social-media entrepreneurs are inventing ways to amplify the urban experience with technology. In the process, they may be finally turning New York into a true tech town.
On the Cover: Photographs by Jake Chessum for New York Magazine.


Il Divo

Even before Rufus Wainwright wrote an opera, he lived one. And we’re hardly through Act One.

Databases Loaded

The latest frontier of statistical research in baseball—and the newest front in the Yankees vs. Red Sox arms race—is defense. And it’s yielding some surprising insights about which players are worth their salaries.


Coco and Ted

Conan O’Brien announced he’d been granted asylum not by a broadcast network, but TBS.


Facing Goldman-fueled outrage, is the GOP reading from the right script?

Mad As Beale

Network’s mantra, 34 years later.

Mike’s Empire

Bloomberg should keep grabbing from the state.

Gotta Have Park

On Governors Island, grass trumps cash.

Big-Box Posen

Target practice with Zac Posen in Jersey City.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

The History of “Whites” People

Julien Nitzberg’s documentary is the story of the most badass family in West Virginia.

135 Minutes With Nikki Yanofsky

The precocious, phenomenally talented Quebecois belter arrives in town.


The Best Bet

The brand-new Hester Street Fair opens, Arne Jacobsen’s stainless-steel coffeepot, and more.

The Look Book

"I’m a drawing student at Cooper Union. I’m just finishing my first semester."

The Underground Gourmet Review

Red-sauce reformation on Mulberry Street.

In Season Recipe

Fresh California garbanzo beans still in their pods have made their way east to a Whole Foods near you.

Some Like It Raw

A growing interest in unpasteurized milk spurs a rise in state-sanctioned raw-dairy farms.

The Four-Walled Kaleidoscope

Architect Joel Sanders creates an incandescent East Village pied-à-terre.

The East End, Town by Town

How to navigate the five major Hamptons markets right now.


Man’s Best Friend

In film, and now theater, Jonathan Demme masters the art of ebullient humanism.

Force of Attraction

With Gravity, Krysten Ritter kicks the best friend habit.

The Allure of a Bald Head

Catherine Keener, amateur phrenologist, on giving and taking.

Nine Films From the Ninth Annual Tribeca Film Festival

Of the 92 films at the Tribeca Film Festival, we recommend the following nine.

Our Tiny Town

Modena artist Olivo Barbieri's tilt-shift photography is on view at the Yancey Richardson Gallery through May 28.

The Classical Music Review

Peter Gelb’s first full season at the Met produced one shining moment—and a lot of fizzles.


The Egg Men

This week, Cafe Pedlar on the Lower East Side debuts a new breakfast and lunch menu.


Comments: Week of April 26, 2010

Readers sound off on New York's most livable neighborhoods, Hasids vs. hipsters, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of April 26, 2010

Our deliberately oversimplified guide to who falls where on our taste hierarchies.

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