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  • 4 months ago

    No matter how many velvet ropes your Amex Black Card can part, there are a few places that are simply off-limits. You can't play hoops at the Barclays Center. (Unless you get the Nets to sign you to a ten-day contract.) You can't skate on Madison ...

  • 4 months ago

    He's not Billy King. Those four words summarize Sean Marks's main qualification for running the Brooklyn Nets. Marks, a six-foot-ten New Zealand–born NBA journeyman, seems to be a smart guy, a former assistant GM for the San Antonio Spurs, the NBA...

  • 4 months ago

    Unicorn. That's what Kevin Durant called Knicks big man Kristaps Porzingis, because it takes a unicorn to know one. The twenty-year-old Latvian may be the first athlete in New York history to be underhyped. He's not merely a future star: At seven-...

  • 4 months ago

    What's to say about a landmark building that has been home to Iggy Pop and hedge-fund villain Brian Kim? To balladeer Freedy Johnston and actress Julia Stiles? For novelist Tim Murphy, the sixteen-story Christodora House, which sits on Avenue B ac...

  • 4 months ago

    Did you hear the one about the entrepreneurial madam who built her business by serving both gangster Dutch Schultz and the lettered members of the Algonquin Round Table? Or the badass nurse whose grassroots public health initiative consisted of ad...

  • 14 years ago

    "I love the smell of cheap champagne in the morning. It smells like . . . victory." No, George Steinbrenner probably never said it. But he's certainly thought it. Except, of course, when the aroma of Cuban cigars and celebratory bubbly is wafting ...


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