19 days ago | Money
Today's Madison Square Garden (born 1968) is now the oldest arena in both the NBA and NHL, but it almost didn't make it to its twentieth birthday. In 1982, noting the flurry of sports teams then moving to New Jersey (the Devils had just joined the...
19 days ago | New York
Jacob Javits was a four-term U.S. senator from New York, a liberal Republican (he was a staunch advocate of civil rights and an early opponent of the Vietnam War) whose final political move was to run for his own seat as a third-party candidate af...
19 days ago | Longform
If modern New York City has a guiding spirit, an Obi-Wan Kenobi that has helped govern our fates in mysterious ways, it may well be a building that few city residents alive today have ever set foot in. When the original Penn Station was torn down ...
1 month ago | Brooklyn
Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, who already owned 80% of the Brooklyn Nets and 45% of the Barclays Center where they play, completed his full set by buying the remaining shares of those two items from developer Bruce Ratner over the holiday...
2 months ago | New York
Like most years in New York City, 2015 was a bit of an odd bird. The Mets reached the World Series on the shoulders of a player who earlier in the year was pilloried for his controversial comments. There was a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak t...
5 months ago | Media
New York may have recovered nicely from some of the issues that beset it a generation ago — violent crime, large swaths of the city being on fire pretty much 24/7 — but it still has its problems. There's the subway system, in need of half a trilli...