Tag: new york city

45 articles

The Lonely Death of George Bell

And the task of unraveling his life.


Find Your Beach

On loving and hating and living in Manhattan.


The Old House at Home

The story of a New York City bar and its owner, Old John McSorley.


New York State of Mind

The city through the eyes of a four-year-old.


Miss Adele Amidst the Corsets

Cultural, sexual, and generational clashes surround an aging New York drag queen.

"Clinton Corset Emporium. No awning, just a piece of cardboard stuck in the window. As Miss Adele entered, a bell tinkled overhead – an actual bell, on a catch wire – and she found herself in a long narrow room – a hallway really – with a counter down the left-hand side and a curtained-off cubicle at the far end, for privacy. Bras and corsets were everywhere, piled on top of each other in anonymous white cardboard boxes, towering up to the ceiling. They seemed to form the very walls of the place. 'Good afternoon,' said Miss Adele, daintily removing her gloves, finger by finger. 'I am looking for a corset.'


Gary Barnett, Controversial Master of New York City Luxury Real Estate

The developer responsible for the tallest residential building in New York—the penthouse just sold for $90 million—lives in a two-story house in Queens.


Crowded House

They thought that they’d found the perfect New York apartment. They weren’t alone.


Stash Pad

How New York real estate became the new Swiss bank account.


A Report from Occupied Territory

On police brutality in New York and the race riots of 1964.


On the Brink in Brownsville

Shamir is 15, bored and broke and balancing right on the edge.


The Sky is Electric

A high school senior's day is filled with unique crises.

"I hit the refresh button over and over, faster than the phone could even communicate with the server. I almost didn’t believe it when the screen moved down a quarter of an inch to make way for a new message. It was from the admissions committee. My years of soup kitchen volunteering, vocabulary cramming, blogging as a competitive sport, and butterfly-stroking in freezing-cold swimming pools in inconveniently located athletic facilities all boiled down to a single verdict that was probably a sentence long. If that."


Jesus Raves

New York’s Pastor Parker and his growing string of Liberty Churches, each of which will “adopt the culture of its neighborhood.”