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  1. office swag
    Introducing the New York Sweatshirt EditNew York, New York, what a wonderful town.
  2. new yawk style
    The City Ate My ClosetAn utterly fractional sampling of some of the most-worn (and most-coveted) New York merch.
  3. opening
    Pillows Made Out of Pants (and Other Rare Finds) in Red HookThank You Have a Good Day is not your average Brooklyn homeware store.
  4. the online thrifter
    How to Shop for Furniture on InstagramBusiness is booming for the city’s vintage-store owners and amateur thrifters who are using their Instagram accounts to sell secondhand housewares.
  5. something for everyone
    23 Floor Lamps, Vetted 23 WaysIncluding an elegant vertical LED light and a circular lamp that looks like the many Charli XCX has.
  6. best bets
    The Big White Couch’90s-style slipcovered sofas are suddenly appealing again.
  7. office swag
    This New York x Neighborhood Spot Merch Is Another Reason to Love New YorkDo-good streetwear brand Neighborhood Spot created a collection of totes and prints based on the latest “Reasons to Love New York” issue cover.
  8. testing testing
    We Tested 10 Sofas-in-a-BoxThese start-ups want to be Casper, but for couches.
  9. recommended by experts
    A Long List of Very Warm SocksWe asked experts who work outside in extreme climates — among them, an Alaskan fisherman and a Maine-based blacksmith — for their favorites.
  10. strat investigates
    What a Strategist Writer Learned From Six Months of Writing About Masks“Since anyone could make a mask, and nobody knew what it meant to make an effective one, there was no quality control. So I started ordering them.”
  11. small-business stories
    The South Bronx Music Shop That’s Surviving on Guitar SalesAfter a lengthy shutdown, Casa Amadeo, known for a vast collection of Latin records, is kept afloat by beginner musicians in their free time.
  12. small-business stories
    We Asked 16 Black Business Owners What the Past Few Months Have Been LikeIn the midst of a global pandemic and in the wake of #shopblack, founders are facing a wide range of experiences.
  13. small-business stories
    The Social Club for People of Color That Began Offering Free Grieving SessionsIn the months since COVID-19 hit, Ethel’s Club has gained members as far afield as Norway and is actively looking to raise money to hire new staffers.
  14. outdoor spaces
    How to Make a Yard Out of NothingDesign a deep-fryer station on the fire escape, or create an outdoor office on the roof.
  15. small-business stories
    A Greenwich Village Bookshop Pivots to Phone RecommendationsThe staff at Three Lives & Company are spending their days talking up books about historical English gardens and hand-delivering novels.
  16. small-business stories
    A Clothing Store That Eschewed E-Commerce Has an Identity CrisisFor Café Forgot, a purposefully obscure shop off Avenue C, in-person used to be the point.
  17. problem-solving
    The Online Classes Actually Worth Taking28 courses that were thoroughly vetted.
  18. explainers
    How to Throw a Zoom Bat MitzvahTips for pulling off this important rite of passage remotely, from implementing virtual l’dor v’dors to tracking down Torahs from shuttered shtiebels.
  19. quarantine kitchen
    Fancy Pasta Shapes, RankedWhen the supermarkets ran out of rigatoni and linguine, we made nodi marini and scialatielli.
  20. trust me i should know
    Parker Posey’s Guide to Getting Into NeedlepointThe longtime needlepointer on everything a beginner needs to know, including the eyeglass-case kits that quickly made Cameron Diaz capable.
  21. ask a cool person
    The New Guard of Non-Fusty PuzzlesThe humble jigsaw has gotten a rebrand.
  22. opening
    The Best New Store in BrooklynVintage finds at Bed-Stuy’s Blk Mkt.
  23. trust me i should know
    The 11 Things a Japanese Monk Uses to Tidy“In my experience, when I use good stuff like this to clean, it becomes more meditative and ritualistic.”
  24. best bets
    The Warmest Gear for the Freezing Cold, According to ExpertsFrom an Alaskan dogsledder’s mukluks to a lifelong skier’s electric socks.
  25. you can do this
    How I Built A Basic (But Respectable) Home Gym for Under $700The are no machines or weights, but for about the cost of two months of Equinox, the setup is great for fundamental exercises and strength training.
  26. holiday gifts 2019
    42 Surprising, Delightful, and Weird Holiday Gifts Over $200From a flamingo cork puller to a fancy fire extinguisher.
  27. holiday gifts 2019
    60 Surprising, Delightful, and Weird Holiday Gifts Under $200Luxurious long johns, fancy olive oil, and a redheaded American Girl Doll.
  28. holiday gifts 2019
    54 Surprising, Delightful, and Weird Holiday Gifts Under $50Start-up Tums, mood music for succulents, and strikingly realistic ceramic peanuts.
  29. i keep seeing this
    Kindercore: A Decidedly Toddler-esque MovementThe primary-colored collision of Bauhaus, Memphis Milano, and maximalism.
  30. strat investigates
    Stripes As Far As the Eye Can SeeThe casual luxury of stripes, an investigation.
  31. strategist investigates
    15 Kooky Chairs for Design-Minded FolksA chair made entirely of striped pillows is a not-too-drastic way to infuse some wacky design into an otherwise not-so-daring apartment.
  32. strategist investigates
    How Combat Boots Stomped Back to the CatwalkTheir ubiquity on the fall runways (Dior, Bottega Veneta, and the Row), could be a sign, at long last, that sneaker fatigue has set in.
  33. strategist investigates
    How Did This Become Everyone’s Favorite Selfie Mirror?It’s flattering, it’s $10,000, and Bella Hadid just bought one.
  34. celebrity shopping
    What Model Devon Lee Carlson Can’t Live Without“If I’m going for a ‘hot girl’ look, I’ll do brown liner in my waterline and smudge bronzer on my lids. Brown makes my blue eyes pop.”
  35. best bets
    The New Class of Handblown GlassA surge of young glassblowers are creating loopy glass straws and warped vessels that have found their way into hypercurated homewares shops.
  36. testing testing
    The Best Couches for Under $2,000, As Tested by the StrategistInterior designers recommended 80 options; we narrowed it down to seven — and sat on them.
  37. the best. really.
    I Tested a Bunch of Folding Bikes to Find the Four Best OnesTo figure out which ones ride (and fold) the best, we spent weeks riding a small fleet across the city.
  38. best bets
    Everything You Need to Build Your Own ’80s AquariumFrom gaudy cherry-red beads to LEDs that simulate the moon.
  39. strat investigates
    Why Does Every Renovated Brownstone in Brooklyn Have This Chandelier?If the parlor floor’s been fixed up recently, odds are there’s a Serge Mouille hanging above the mantle.
  40. recommended by experts
    Everything You Need to Know About Adopting a Rescue DogWriter Julie Klam — who has fostered 35 dogs, owned eight, and talked with ten experts — offers a pup-finding primer.
  41. celebrity shopping
    50 Things Amy Sedaris Can’t Live Without“If it’s not heavy-duty, I’ll have a meltdown. It matters.”
  42. everything guide
    The Everything Guide to RainThe $5 umbrellas, shtreimel covers, and block-long stretches of scaffolding in the Financial District keeping New Yorkers dry.
  43. best bets
    The Best Pumice Stone for Calloused Heels Is Actually a Metal Foot FileFor sloughing off winter skin.
  44. holiday gifts 2018
    49 Surprising, Delightful, and Weird Holiday Gifts Over $200A water-rowing machine, a Dyson curling iron, Biggie’s Versace sunglasses, and more.
  45. holiday gifts 2018
    38 Surprising, Delightful, and Weird Holiday Gifts Under $200Kooky, beautiful, and useful finds, including A Star Is Born karaoke, a single-origin turmeric, an Hermès cereal bowl, and much more.
  46. holiday gifts 2018
    43 Surprising, Delightful, and Weird Holiday Gifts Under $50Kooky, beautiful, and useful finds, including terrazzo coasters, tea-bag eye masks, CBD gumdrops, and much more.
  47. splurges
    The Luxury Items People Are Willing to Go (Almost) Bankrupt ForFrom an $800 cat tree to a $15,000 watch
  48. real estate
    This Is How a Brick-and-Mortar Store Can Thrive in the Age of AmazonOnline shopping isn’t going anywhere, so stores that would rather not shut down are adapting, resulting in a somewhat surprising retail renaissance.
  49. summer weddings 2018
    7 Top-Reviewed, Under-$50 Wedding Registry Items on AmazonPlus their splurgy alternatives.
  50. trends
    The Coveted Tote Bags That Scream ‘Status’Totes communicate in a more nuanced language these days — the nautical flags of the F train.
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