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Is 190 Bowery the Greatest Real-Estate Coup of All Time? -- New York Magazine
The building at 190 Bowery is a mystery: a graffiti-covered Gilded Age relic, with a beat-up wooden door that looks like it hasn’t been opened since La Guardia was mayor. A few years ago, that described a lot of the neighborhood, but with the Bowery Hotel and the New Museum, the Rogan and John Varvatos boutiques, 190 is now an anomaly, not the norm. Why isn’t some developer turning it into luxury condos?
190bowery  newyork  city  bowery  jaymaisel  realestate  home  architecture  housing  germaniabankbuilding  newyorkmagazine 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Is Anybody Home at Ben Carson’s HUD?
A long-harbored conservative dream — the “dismantling of the administrative state” — is taking place under Secretary Ben Carson.
hud  bencarson  housing  newyorkmagazine  alecmacgillis  poverty  government 
august 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The One-Man Drug Company - New York Magazine
After prep school, he built a thriving business. Now he’s got to find a way to get out of it.
drugs  drugtrade  narcotics  drugdealers  newyorkmagazine  newyork  nyc 
june 2017 by brendanmcfadden
The Boy Can't Help It
Eager provocateur and epic carouser Christopher Hitchens has started making some new enemies lately -- his friends. So what's troubling the media's biggest troublemaker?
christopherhitchens  profile  politics  washingtondc  newyorkmagazine  nymagazine 
october 2016 by brendanmcfadden
How Did Bob Dylan Get So Weird?
“After listening to him since I was a kid and seeing him live for—gulp—nearly 40 years, I think I’m beginning to figure it out.”
vulture  newyorkmagazine  music  bobdylan 
october 2016 by brendanmcfadden
'Let's Talk About Love,' by Carl Wilson
Like most rock critics, Carl Wilson—a writer and editor at Canada’s national paper, The Globe and Mail—has always reflexively detested Céline...
bookreview  carlwilson  music  criticism  analysis  celinedion  newyorkmagazine 
october 2016 by brendanmcfadden
The Novelist Disguised As a Housewife
Shirley Jackson wrote 17 books while raising four children — and she couldn’t have had a successful career without them.
shirleyjackson  newyorkmagazine  writers  writing  novelists  thecut  women  motherhood 
october 2016 by brendanmcfadden
How One Man’s Face Became Another Man’s Face
Patrick Hardison’s face was not always his own. Three months ago, it belonged to a young Brooklyn bike mechanic.
newyorkmagazine  science  medicine 
february 2016 by brendanmcfadden
The Folly of Santiago Calatrava’s WTC Station -- NYMag
Santiago Calatrava was commissioned to design an architectural extravagance at ground zero. He succeeded, an accomplishment that threatens to destroy his reputation.
santiagocalatrava  newyork  newyorkmagazine  design  architecture  publictransit 
february 2016 by brendanmcfadden
Grover Norquist Goes to Burning Man
It’s a hell-hot Friday afternoon, and conservative anti-tax activist Grover Norquist and I are walking down a dusty footpath at Burning Man, the annual New Age festival held in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.
newyorkmagazine  grovernorquist  burningman 
september 2014 by brendanmcfadden
A Type House Divided
Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones brought the world Gotham, Mercury, and Archer. They had one of the most successful—and lucrative—partnerships in type design. But one of them thought it wasn’t a partnership at all.
typography  newyorkmagazine  partnernship 
june 2014 by brendanmcfadden
Bill & Hillary Forever
If Obama wins, it may be because the former president saved his presidency—but what exactly do the Clintons get in return?
presidency  election  barackobama  hillaryclinton  billclinton  politics  newyorkmagazine 
october 2012 by brendanmcfadden
The House Where They Live
There are 45 sex offenders living in one small Long Island town, 17 on the same block, 7 in a single suburban ranch. Inside a sex-offender cluster.
sexoffender  crime  pedophilia  newyorkmagazine 
september 2012 by brendanmcfadden
Immigrant Number One
How Ellis Island’s First Immigrant, Annie Moore, Became an American Mystery
newyorkmagazine  history  newyork  ellisisland  immigration 
july 2012 by brendanmcfadden
The “Me” Decade and the Third Great Awakening
“. . . The new alchemical dream is: changing one’s personality—remaking, remodeling, elevating, and polishing one’s very self . . . and observing, studying, and doting on it. (Me!) . . .”
sociology  1970s  newyorkmagazine  tomwolfe 
june 2012 by brendanmcfadden
S/He
Parents of transgender children are faced with a difficult decision, and it’s one they have to make sooner than they ever imagined.
newyorkmagazine  sex  gender  parenting  psychology  transgender 
june 2012 by brendanmcfadden

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