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May 27, 2013 Issue

Cover Story

Welcome to the Real Space Age

The obituaries for NASA have been written, but the era of private space travel is just beginning (for real, finally). It’s already a competitive market with billionaire entrepreneurs engaged in their own space race for dominance. By Dan P. Lee
On the Cover: Photo-illustration by Darrow.


Officer Serrano’s Hidden Camera

Pedro Serrano joined the NYPD with the best of intentions. But then he found himself pressured to punish people who didn’t deserve it, so he began recording his superiors, making himself a flash point in the seething controversy over stop-and-frisk. Does that make him a rat—or a hero? By Jennifer Gonnerman


In the Mets’ 2013 dark cloud, pitcher Matt Harvey, he of the 1.55 ERA, is the silver lining, conjuring memories of Mets greats past—and worries that he may be throwing too hard, too soon. By Will Leitch


Keeping Up With Joe Hynes

The Brooklyn D.A. gets his television show.

TMZ’s Guide to New York

Over the weekend, the celebrity-gossip site rolled out a New York sightseeing tour for tabloid-obsessives.

302 Minutes With Zak Pelaccio

Foraging for morels, yarrow, angelica root, and pepperwort with Columbia County’s newest restaurateur.

The Neighborhood News

Our roundup of news from around the city.

Arcimboldo in the Bronx

Artist Philip Haas constructed fifteen-foot-tall fiberglass busts to look like Arcimboldo’s “Four Seasons.”


Best Bets

The Sun & Cloud camera, Denim & Supply opens in Greenwich Village, and more new stuff in stores.

The Look Book

“Mom and Dad like all the coffee shops; they say that it’s a ‘coffee kingdom.’”

Negative Space

This summer’s little white dresses are all about the bits they’re missing.

The Restaurant Review

Lafayette brings a big menu, big space, and big ideas to the brasserie craze.

In Season

Try this supremely sour greens-and-rhubarb recipe from Daniel Boulud’s cookbook Braise.

Restaurant Opening

Ligurian-inspired restaurant Fitzcarraldo opens next month in East Williamsburg.

Restaurant Opening

Italian-accented Charlie Bird is slated to open this week in the South Village.

Restaurant Opening

A look at the first New York location of Jinya Ramen Bar.

Put an Egg in It

Fusion falafel and the New Israeli cuisine.

Rent the Life

An Amish farm, a working lighthouse, an island all to yourself, and other summer-rental fantasies.


Benedict Cumberbatch, Out of Darkness

After Star Trek, you’ll never mistake him for an otter again.

Don’t Call This Minimalist

Inspecting the fastidiously imperfect restoration of Donald Judd’s loft building.

The Judy Blume File

After 44 years, her first feature-film adaptation, Tiger Eyes, arrives next week. Tales of a fourth-graders’ superstar.

Exit Poll: Lauryn Hill

Instant reviews gathered after her May 14 show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg—presumably one of her last before she reports to prison on July 8.

Sun Rooms

The architect who invented the Pines lives on in Fire Island’s new Pavilion.

The Movie Review

We Steal Secrets explains how Julian Assanges are made.

The TV Review

If Game of Thrones’ third season can’t help the fantasy genre lose its stigma, then nothing can.

The Book Review

Margalit Fox’s linguistic detective story in The Riddle of the Labyrinth.

To Do: May 22–29, 2013

25 things to see, hear, watch, and read.


Comments: Week of May 27, 2013

Readers sound off on Michael Douglas, Arrested Development, and more.

The Approval Matrix: Week of May 27, 2013

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

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