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October 4, 2010 Issue

Cover Story

Who Runs New York?

New York Power in 2010, Including: Wall Street, after the Apocalypse; Towers of Power: 15 CPW vs. 740 Park; the rise of the new political kingmakers; curators of the new Brooklyn; how Nick Denton made it; and more.


Who’s the Most Important Living New Yorker?

We asked thirteen prominent New Yorkers that question.

Unsocialist Behavior

Why aren’t many Democrats in safe seats helping out their brethren who are running for their lives?

Good Buildings

Post-boom, helpful architecture.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

Vote Like a Man

The macho midterms.


This Is Not a Power List

Because the New York establishment doesn’t work that way anymore.

Postapocalyptic Wall Street

A new financial world emerges from the wreckage.

Ready to Be Rich

David Tepper is coming out of the billionaire closet.

The Terence Koh Show

The downtown artist, and his relationship to virtually everybody.

A Drama Queen and Her Princess

Marian Seldes meets Lily Rabe.

Who Got In

Seven parties. Seven guest lists. Seven New York circles.

The Demon Blogger of Fleet Street

Nick Denton cast himself as a media outsider. That’s how he made it inside.

Nine Over 90

Portraits of a near century of influence.

Downtown for Sale

Opening Ceremony’s Humberto Leon and Carol Lim are the new arbiters—and ambassadors—of fashion.

Open City

An inside look at the center of the Bloomberg administration’s bureaucracy.

You Can Do Anything in Bushwick

The Roberta's DIY empire.

The Most Photographed Faces of 2010

A tally of popular partygoers.


The New Gangs of New York

They’re younger, harder to catch, and quicker to violence. Who holds sway where.

Of Pig Snouts and Headcheese

April Bloomfield taught us to eat everything.

Hope in Shorts

In Amar’e Stoudemire, Knicks fans finally have a reason to believe.

The Life of Wylie

The superagent has yet to meet a publishing convention he didn’t want to explode.

Where Have All the Political Parties Gone?

Working Families swoops into the void.

Times Two

Jill Abramson, the Times’ first heiress apparent.

Towers of Power

740 Park Avenue has arguably been supplanted by 15 Central Park West. Who lives better?

The Anti-Trump

Gary Barnett, the builder of this era’s glitziest buildings, does not have cotton-candy hair.

Power Stalking

A week on the sidewalks with New York’s paparazzi.

Looking for the Next Mrs. Astor

The most important three names in society right now: Lauren Santo Domingo (née Davis).

Can You Guess Where These People Live?

Curators of the new Brooklyn.


Four young friends who are out to create a very different sort of social network.

The Amazing Human Launching Pads

Five prominent locals whose underlings have gone on to big things.


Comments: Week of October 4, 2010

Readers sound off on The Social Network, Reid Stowe, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of October 4, 2010

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

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