In the pages of New York Magazine’s July 8–21, 2019 issue, contributing editor Jessica Pressler goes behind the scenes of the battle for Grace Church, as Brooklyn’s oldest nursery school becomes a little less old-fashioned; John H. Richardson profiles Ben Crump, the lawyer trying to turn a protest movement into a legal crusade, having represented the families of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown Jr., Tamir Rice, Alesia Thomas, and Terence Crutcher, and worked on many less notorious Black Lives Matter cases; and Irin Carmon puts a spotlight on Shari Redstone, who, after having been belittled for decades by executives at Viacom and CBS, mocked by journalists and insulted by her own father, is sitting at the top of a $30 billion media empire. Also in the issue: food writers Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld rank the best things to eat outside, and where to eat them around New York City; beauty obsessive Buzz Bissinger rounds up his favorite moisturizers, bronzers, deodorants, and more.
One person you won’t find in this issue? Donald Trump. “As we were assembling the issue, we realized to our astonishment — and, a little bit, our relief — that the president was not the subject of any of our articles,” says New York editor-in-chief David Haskell. “That seemed momentous, and something our readers might in fact appreciate. But those who miss him in our pages, fear not: We have lots more about Trump in the works.”