Saturday, January 19, 2013

Metropolitan | The New York Times

100 Years of Grandeur

TRACES OF THE CROWD  The main concourse, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.
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TRACES OF THE CROWD The main concourse, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013.
Grand Central Terminal, opened a century ago next month, was the dream of a little-known engineer whose vision helped shape New York City and the modern imagination.
DOUBLE LIFE Yves Deshommes’s home in Brooklyn is full of Haitian art that he sells to raise money for charity.
Librado Romero/The New York Times
DOUBLE LIFE Yves Deshommes’s home in Brooklyn is full of Haitian art that he sells to raise money for charity.
Yves Deshommes, who works for a Manhattan office building, also runs a foundation to help struggling Haitians in the rural area of Bas-Citronniers.
Character Study

At Home With Millions of Books

Ben McFall has managed the Strand Book Store’s fiction section for 35 years, and customers go to him not just for his prodigious knowledge of titles, but also for relationship advice.
Sunday Routine | Jeffrey Sachs

Reveling in the Rites of the City

When the economist Jeffrey Sachs has a Sunday at home, he turns his focus to indigenous Gotham rites, like navigating Zabar’s.
At the Table | LIC Market

For a Father-Daughter Date, Black Truffles

LIC Market in Long Island City, Queens, is the setting for a rare family lunch, with Italian truffles drowning neither the meal nor the customer’s wallet.
App City

A Movie a Day, Without Going Broke

Just in time for the Academy Awards, MoviePass is offering a subscription service that is like an unlimited MetroCard for movie theaters.
Neighborhood Joint | West Village

For Making Impressions of Anything

Little wooden blocks, grouped in categories, fill almost every inch of the Ink Pad, founded by Anna Chiang.

Answers to Questions About New York

Questions about bikes in Times Square, a city bus driver’s ride to Florida and the history of the term “dead line.”
More News in the Region

Godmother’s Boyfriend Charged in Death of Long Island Boy

Prosecutors say a 31-year-old man punched a 4-year-old two times for refusing to take a nap, lacerating his liver.
Arts in the Region
Arts | Westchester

Excoriating the Apathy That Aided the Nazis

“Cartoonists Against the Holocaust,” an exhibition at New Rochelle High School, takes aim at politicians in London and Washington who did little or nothing.
Arts | Connecticut

Art With a Knack for Leaving a Wrong Impression

According to Robert Storr, curator of “Katz X Katz,” there is a radical social vision in Alex Katz’s work, but it is so calm and cool people miss it.
Arts | Long Island

European Modernism, as Told by Americans

A show at the Heckscher Museum of Art commemorates the centennial of Manhattan’s 1913 Armory Show that introduced European modernism to the United States.
Arts | New Jersey

To Raise the Curtain, Pulling Together

Dozens of plays will be staged in New Jersey in coming months, and sometimes cooperation between theater companies helps to transform an idea into a reality.
Dining in the Region
Westchester Dining | White Plains

More Than Pub Fare on an Ambitious Menu

The executive chef at BUtterfield 8, in White Plains, wants the restaurant to be known for more than the drinks.
Connecticut Dining | Bristol

Atmosphere, Craft Beer and Spicy Pub Food

Barley Vine, which opened in October, has a fine selection of beers served alongside deviled eggs, porter chili and wood-fired house pizza, among other cheap eats.
Long Island Dining | Oceanside

Mix of East and West in Hot and Cold Tapas

Unique, a restaurant that opened in Oceanside two months ago, serves lobster tacos, creamy mushroom soup and sushi rolls from a varied menu of small plates.
New Jersey Dining | Clifton

Italian-Style Snacks, a Change From Chains

Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas is owned by a company that operates some Applebee’s and Chevys franchises, but it does not have a chain-restaurant ambience.
Big City
Judging Mayor Koch’s AIDS Record, Whispers Aside
History has inadequately afforded Edward I. Koch, who served as New York mayor as the AIDS crisis worsened, a judgment of his responses to it that is divorced from questions about his sexuality.
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