Tag: new york city

New York, My Love

By Frederic Tuten
June 2016

The hospital is gone, another going, our clinic is gone, our local supermarket gone and another about to leave; a church, its school and active playground, are gone. Once people could live near where they worked, but now they can’t afford to and, in any case, where they worked no longer exists.

Stephanie Danler: Sweetbitter

May 2016

Kyle Lucia Wu interviews Stephanie Danler about working in the world of fine cuisine, restaurant orphans, and the growing pains involved in moving to the big city.

Dean Kostos: This Is Not A Skyscraper

February 2016

The power of pauses, structure, and zebra metaphors at Coney Island

Joaquin Sapien: The Trials of New York’s Family Court

February 2016

A journalist immerses herself in New York’s Family Court system and finds a mix of misery and modest hope.

An Art Without an Artwork

November 2015

A summer of chess in Bryant Park.

Marcelo Rochabrun: Passing the Test

September 2015

Is Mayor Bill de Blasio’s universal pre-K the best way to allocate education dollars?

Music Meant to Change the World

August 2015

Folk City at the Museum of the City of New York dives into the politics and nostalgia of New York’s folk revival.

Canticle for Gigi Sauvageau

June 2015

Boundaries of Taste: Where we saw shape, line, and shadow—a nude—he saw a naked overweight woman.

DW Gibson: Don’t Call This the East Village

March 2015

A squatter’s history of gentrification.

Annie Waldman: New York City Lays Out Limits on Restraints and Suspensions

March 2015

Amid recent calls for reform, New York City’s Department of Education is introducing new restrictions on suspending and restraining kids in city schools.

Annie Waldman: LA and New York Schools Deny Physically Restraining Students

December 2014

All school districts in the country are required to tell the federal government how many times kids have been restrained in their schools. But some districts aren’t following through.

Marie Myung-Ok Lee: How Should a Doctor Act?

November 2014

New York City: an infection story.

The Rise and Fall of Public Housing in NYC

October 2014

American Empires: A subjective overview.


January 2014

People around Red were saying they were going to charge Piggy with a hate crime.

Joe Winkler: Objectified

October 2013

Why the “protectors” of Banksy’s public works in New York are getting it all wrong.

Theodoric Meyer: What Happened After Congress Passed a Climate Change Law? Very Little.

October 2013

Congress finally attempts to tackle climate change, but with mixed results.

Rebecca Wolff: So Long, Suckers

October 2013

"Oh, it’s just so fabulous in New York, you can really just learn to step over people’s suffering bodies." A response to Didion's famed 1967 essay.

Jessica Conrad: Taxi Rides Go Communal

September 2013

Shared planes, shared trains; why not shared automobiles?

After May Day

September 2013

On Occupy Wall Street’s second anniversary, revisiting the expectations and disappointments of the general strike meant to reignite the movement.

Julia Cooke: Alice Aycock’s Five-Year Plans

June 2013

The artist’s new retrospective finds a midpoint between text and structure, narrative and image.

Alex Marshall: Commons Has Expanded, Not Shrunk, Over Past 200 Years

April 2013

Public water systems, public education, public libraries, and public roads are modern innovations.

Erika Anderson: On the Tracks

December 2012

Ki-Suck Han's death on a New York City subway track has the city asking what would I do? One writer examines death in public, how the MTA handles trauma, and what it feels like to be an onlooker.

Richard Falk: Istanbul, a Modest Proposal

November 2012

Could Istanbul be the future capital of the world?

Albert Appleton: How New York City Kept Its Drinking Water Pure–And Saved Billions of Dollars

November 2012

How did New York City manage to control pollution in its water supply on the cheap?

Street Art and the New Bohemian: A conversation with Eric Drooker and Molly Crabapple

July 2012

The two visual artists on the gravitas needed to make protest art, the rhetoric and representations of the Occupy movement, and how to seduce an audience by grabbing them by the eyeballs.

A Fire in My Belly

July 2012

After losing his companion Peter Hujar to AIDS, artist and activist David Wojnarowicz attempts to film grief while wrestling with his own mortality.

Miniature Shrines

October 2011 The artist’s installations of shrines in Manhattan’s East Village honor people who lived and died in the neighborhood.

The Switchboard

August 2011 The wry poet on the crossover between poetry and the punk rock scene, O’Hara and Ginsberg, and embracing technology.

The Earth is a Mosque

December 2010 Two New York City Muslims discuss the Islamic imperative to care for the earth.

New York Doesn’t Love You Either

By Meakin Armstrong
September 2010

Our fiction editor’s theory on New York as a place of neutrality and a refuge from soul crushing lunches at Applebee’s…and his call for proselytizing Christians to leave New Yorkers alone.