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Reasons To Love New York

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    Farewell to That Gentrifying Harlem Restaurant I Really Won’t MissIt catered to the people the owner wanted to see in the neighborhood, not the people who were already there.
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    Farewell to My Brick and Mortar ShopsThe now-shuttered stores that made an impression, from Staten Island to Hudson Yards.
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    Farewell to China Chalet, the City’s Hottest Dim Sum DiscoParty till 3 a.m. Then open for lunch the next day.
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    Farewell to the Places I Took My Dates and Old FriendsSaying good-bye to the Mermaid Inn, Rose’s Brooklyn, Pegu Club, and more.
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    Farewell to Paris Blues Jazz Club, Where You Could Always Find Sam“He can’t sing, he can’t dance, he has no musical talent. But that was his love.”
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    Farewell to the Place I Got In Shape (and Stayed Sane)Wyatt Cenac, Cat Marnell, and Joshua David Stein on losing their favorite workouts.
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    Farewell to the Places That Made New York What It WasSaying good-bye to Gem Spa, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, the Staten Island Yankees, and more.
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    Farewell to La Caridad 78, a Holdout From the Old Upper West SideThe food felt like the good old days and the bad old days of an entire neighborhood — versions of the past that can be challenging to tell apart.
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    Farewell to BBar, Where I Was Still Hung-over from the ’90s“It existed in a zone unimaginable in Manhattan today.”
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    Farewell to My Party SpotRemembering late nights, sweaty dance floors, and karaoke with celebrities.
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    Farewell to Odessa, Once a Place for Pierogies and a Lost Friendship“It was just there, and now it isn’t.”
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    Farewell to My Go-toRuth Reichl, Rumaan Alam, Jiayang Fan, and more on losing the place where they were a regular.
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    500 Reasons We’ve Loved New YorkA send-off to the many places, big and small, that closed in 2020.
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    The 8 Million Reasons to Love New YorkA tribute to those inspiringly singular New Yorkers who wouldn’t — probably couldn’t — live anywhere else.
  15. New York’s Tiny Streets Are Simply DelightfulBut just how short are they?
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    74 of Our Favorite New Yorkers on Their Favorite Places in New YorkFrom a 24-hour Ukrainian restaurant to biking in the Rockaways.
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    A Reason to Love New York for Every Day of 2017 (So Far)In an attempt to prove it hasn’t been such an awful year after all…
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    A Drone’s Eye View of New YorkThe city as you’ve never seen it before — from directly overhead.
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    47 Reasons to Love New York, Right Now, More Than EverBecause we get under Trump’s skin. Because Chumley’s is back. Because weirdos, artists, and immigrants will never stop calling this city home.
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    44 Immigrant New Yorkers on Living in a Sanctuary CityWe may have a fabled reputation for crossed-arm toughness, but in reality, New York is the city whose arms have always been open the widest.
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    Trump May Have America, But the City Is Still OursThe election reminded us that New York has always been a bubble. And what a bubble it is.
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    Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery’s Umber Ahmad Is Ready to Conquer New YorkShe has achieved something that’s critical to the success of any food concept in this city — she’s built hype.
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    These Start-ups Had a Pretty Cool Post-It-Art WarTributes to Super Mario, Donkey Kong, Star Wars, and a two-story mural of a unicorn, vomiting a rainbow.
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    Which New York Beefcake Calendar Is Right for You?The Pirelli calendar for people who truly love the city.
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    This One-Man Publishing House May Be the Book World’s Smallest Press ANTIBOOKCLUB, the operation of 33-year-old Gabriel Levinson, releases just one title of literary fiction or nonfiction each year.
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    Whatever You’ve Heard, Independent Retail in New York Is ThrivingMom-and-pop stores endure and even proliferate, like pines on a rocky mountaintop.
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    The End of the Four SeasonsThe Four Seasons as remembered by five regulars.
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    The Nostalgic Comfort of Normcore DiningThere is something really great about going to a place that doesn’t have 857 Yelp reviews, where you can actually get in as a party of five without a reservation on a Friday night.
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    New York Has Solved the Problem of Public Art. But at What Cost?What am I supposed to do when cultural forces I loathe are responsible for something like a new golden age of public art?
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    These Skater Girls Are Too Cool for the BoysThe Brujas are a loose collective of mostly Latinas with a set of common interests: skateboarding, gender and race politics, New York City, anti-imperialism, partying, inclusivity.
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    Annie Baker on Memoir, Reality TV, and HollywoodThis year, she kicked off a residency at the Signature Theater with a short run of John and began work on a screenplay for talent-spotting Über-producer Scott Rudin.
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    You Can Try a Robot-Brewed Pour-Over Coffee at the Chelsea Café GrumpySo new-Brooklyn it hurts. But it’s also mesmerizing fun to watch in action.
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    Early-Adopter Seniors Have Totally Taken Over the Ride-Sharing App ViaTwenty-seven percent of its riders are over 55, with 10 percent of those checking in at over 65.
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    Television’s Richard Lloyd Will Teach You How to Play GuitarJust head on over to his Inwood walk-up. 
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    New York City Starbucks Baristas Are the Usain Bolts of Customer ServiceWe need our coffee delivered with maximum efficiency and minimal attitude, to fuel the work that makes the world go round.
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    I Grew Up Hasidic and Trans. Here’s How I Found a New Community.“It’s like being an immigrant in your own country. You don’t know the language, the culture, anything.”
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    Inside the Court Where the Presiding Judge Is a TeenagerSince 2011, the Brownsville Youth Court, where local teens volunteer to serve as the judges, juries, and advocates, has heard around 250 cases a year.
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    On the Joys of Shopping at an Urban CostcoYou can meet friends at Black Seed on Saturday and pick up a 72-count box of Bagel Bites on Sunday.
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    How My Dentist Taught Me That I Am a New YorkerWhen he told me 80 percent of his clients grind their teeth, I assumed it was a finance thing. It turns out that it might just be a New York thing.
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    How Junglepussy Went From East New York to YaleThe 24-year-old is joining the likes of comedic rappers like Cam’ron and College Dropout–era Kanye West, making emotional connections through well-timed jokes.
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    Why New York Makes the Best Reality-Show StarsRecognizing the ingenious innovation of The Bedford Stop.
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    Affordable Housing Could Look Like ThisThe view from Hunter’s Point South, the city’s largest affordable-housing development since the 1970s.
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    Kristaps Porzingis Is Learning How to Be the Hottest Athlete in New YorkThe bad news is that everyone suddenly wants a piece of your time. The good news, however, is that everyone has to wait for you.
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    Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and the Political Appeal of a New Yawk Accent“Americans have come to associate New Yorkers, and so New York accents, with saying what you mean, intense emotional talk, and not worrying too much about whom you offend.”
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    How Jerry Saltz Learned to Love the MoMA AgainThis year, MoMA reminded us just how indispensable and, at times, spectacular it can be.
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    Can This ‘Smart Policing’ Program Teach the NYPD How to Listen?Deputy police commissioner Michael Julian has devised a three-day course designed to emphasize the civil in cop-civilian relations.
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    How Hamilton’s Free Preshow Performance Became the Best Thing on BroadwayThe equivalent of a DVD extra, live on a Manhattan side street, a couple of days a week.
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    This 116-Year-Old Brooklyn Woman Is the World’s Oldest PersonSusannah Mushatt Jones was born in Alabama on July 6, 1899.
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    The Pizza-Rat Taste-TestWe let some pies sit around our offices all day, then recruited a few discerning critics in a Chinatown park after dark.
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    A Clique With a Kennedy, a Matisse, and a TrumpMinor celebrities thanks to the Rich Kids of Instagram blog, they have leveraged their hundreds of thousands of followers to further their personal brands.
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