It became clear that without Elaine Kaufman, there was no Elaine’s. Will the Upper East Side be any worse off, then, if the buildings that used to be the restaurant’s home are gone, too? Read More
On Friday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg had a courtesy visit with the Honorable Han Zheng, his counterpart from Shanghai. This got The Observer wondering what the two might have to discuss—besides who has better soup dumplings—so we turned to global urbanism expert, Columbia professor, Professor Skyscraper himself, Vishaan Chakrabarti and posed this question. Here is what he had to say in an email. Read More
The lights have only just gone out and the griddle is still cooling, but the building that had been home to Elaine’s for 48 years may not be long for this world. Read More
In 1968, Jane Jacobs got fed up with New York and moved to the socialist paradise of Toronto. She lived out the remainder of her days, until 2006, in a tree-lined symbiosis of delightful organic tea stores and Victorian homes, which today sell for no less than $1 million each.
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Middle-aged soccer moms and hipster snobs alike love Norah Jones, even if they may hate to admit it, but her Cobble Hill neighbors aren’t so fond of the easy-listening chanteuse.