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From Community Organizer to the Ultimate Insider

On the last Friday in September, two-dozen protesters descended on the co-op 740 Park Avenue, laying crosses, small Stars of David, and Islamic crescents on the grassy median in front of the building, each one symbolizing another thousand of New York’s COVID dead. They chose this building, an imp… More »
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The Remaining Rockettes on Their Spectacular-less Christmas

For the first time since its inception in 1933, there will be no Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. For a New York holiday season, this is akin to Santa himself taking the year off. He works hard, but the Rockettes work harder: 300 kicks per show, up to four shows a day — after six w… More »
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That Time I Walked Princess Diana Through the Henry Street Settlement in 1989

When Princess Diana visited New York City in February 1989, one of the stops on the tour was the Henry Street Settlement’s Urban Family Center shelter on the Lower East Side. Verona Middleton-Jeter, a social worker who was the center’s chief administrator of homeless and transitional housing … More »
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McKim, Mead & White Designed This Castle, the Olmsted Brothers Did the Grounds

After joining forces in the 1870s to design summer cottages in the beach resort town of Elberon, New Jersey, Charles McKim, William Mead, and Stanford White would go on to design homes for the most prominent New York City families in the late 19th century, including the Vanderbilts, the Morgans, … More »
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Chess Forum’s Imad Khachan Talks 25 Years on Thompson Street With @NewYorkNico

Nicolas Heller has become the premier Instagram chronicler of the city’s characters. On @newyorknico he has interviewed Tiger Hood (the golfer who hits milk cartons in Times Square) and the proprietor of a cowboy boo… More »