CULTURE, POLITICS, FOOD, FASHION: A NEW YORK POINT OF VIEW. With assertive reporting and sophisticated design, New York chronicles the people and events that shape the city that shapes the world.
Times CHANGE • For the sake of the country—and the business model—the New York Times evolved during the Trump years: less dispassionate, more crusading. This has sparked a raw internal debate over the paper’s mission and future.
WHO DIES • COVID took my grandfather. But it wasn’t what killed him.
THE GREAT 21ST-CENTURY TREASURE HUNT • Was there a better way to spend the past decade than on a sometimes maddening, occasionally deadly, brain-scrambling search for gold hidden somewhere in the American West?
The Poem • Forrest Fenn claimed the location of his treasure was encoded in these verses.
Following the Clues • Justin Posey tested at least 500 possible “solves” to Fenn’s treasure-hunt riddle. Here, a few favorites.
Socks! • To find the most warming socks on the market, we asked people with good taste who tend to run cold, and experts who spend a great deal of time outside in extreme climates—including an Alaskan fisherman and a blacksmith who works out of an uninsulated barn in Maine—for their favorites.
BEST BETS: SOCKS • The following socks, while all incredibly warm, are ordered from least to most robust.
The Polls • We spoke to the election workers who ushered in hundreds of voters to the Barclays Center.
This Floating Tiny House in East Hampton Is Inspired by a Duck Blind • Artist Scott Bluedorn built it out of found materials: local kelp, a kids’ jungle gym.
The Great 2020 Bakery Boom • House-milled sourdough loaves, Vietnamese butter cookies, baguettes on demand: The pandemic has spawned a hunger for comfort and a flood of scrappy start-ups to satisfy it.
OUR DAILY BREAD • A basic pleasure became essential during lockdown.
HERE COMES THE FAN-FAN • A new doughnut for a post-Cronut world.
THE LONE ELEVATOR BANK • There’s only one—unusual for a building of One Fifth’s size.
One Fifth: The Downtown Co-op of All Downtown Co-ops • The Art Deco building has long been an expression of a certain type of New York–nesswhere artists who have been here for decades live alongside investment bankers, the doormen leave out cookies, and intra-building relationships and tensions play out in the lobby (and don’t get anyone who lives here started on the lobby).
Some Building Basics
The People Who Live Here • Inside six apartments.
BUILDING BLIND ITEMS • Anonymous tidbits from the residents.
Everyone Has Something to Say About the Co-op Board • As one might imagine.
Engraved Doorknobs and 60-Year-Old Silverware • Some of the residents—and the super—have become collectors of objects from the building’s early days.
How Do You Get Your Own One Fifth Apartment?
The Restaurant Downstairs • Probably cursed.
Stars in Quar
THE MOST ABSURDLY BANAL STAR MOMENTS THIS YEAR
THE GOSSIP SOURCES YOU NEED TO KNOW RIGHT NOW
Becoming Princess Diana • Season four of THE CROWN begins streaming November 15 on Netflix.
Shuggie Bain Makes It Out • First-time novelist Douglas Stuart’s unsparing account of a life not unlike his own might be the best-reviewed book you’ve not yet read in 2020.
Bringing the Beauty Out • For the photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop, the moment was always now.
The Horny and the Holy • Ariana Grande is a singer of many contrasts.
Greenpoint’s Greenest Building • The new public library cost a lot, and it may have been worth it.
Weave of Destruction • Bad Hair is a love letter written with a poison...