By SAM ROBERTS
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.
By CELIA McGEE
Yves Deshommes, who works for a Manhattan office building, also runs a foundation to help struggling Haitians in the rural area of Bas-Citronniers.
By COREY KILGANNON
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
By JOHN LELAND
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
By LIZ ROBBINS
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.
By JOSHUA BRUSTEIN
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
By REBECCA FLINT MARX
Little wooden blocks, grouped in categories, fill almost every inch of the Ink Pad, founded by Anna Chiang.
By MICHAEL POLLAK
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
By MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ
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
By SYLVIANE GOLD
“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
By TAMMY LA GORCE
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
By MARTHA SCHWENDENER
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.
Dining in the Region
Westchester Dining | White Plains
By EMILY DeNITTO
The executive chef at BUtterfield 8, in White Plains, wants the restaurant to be known for more than the drinks.
Connecticut Dining | Bristol
By CHRISTOPHER BROOKS
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
By JOANNE STARKEY
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.
By GINIA BELLAFANTE
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.