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“EDIFICE COMPLEX,” AVENUE MAGAZINE COLUMN
“Edifice Complex”
Avenue Magazine, monthly columns from June 2015 to the present


New York Times CITY SECTION COVER STORIES
Cold Shoulders
July 27, 2008. Bill Clinton's Rocky Relationship With Harlem.
Murder, They Wrote
February 11, 2007. Dick Wolf & Co. tell how they brought the murder of actress Adrienne Shelly to Law & Order.
The Great Escape
January 15, 2006. A slick real estate auction, a trusting Pakistani immigrant longing to escape the city, and a troubled pursuit of the American Dream.
Chateau in the Sky
December 3, 2006. For a mere $70 million, the penthouse triplex of the Hotel Pierre, once a grand restaurant frequented by Gershwin, can be your home.
In Noah's Room
September 17, 2006
Secret City in the Clouds
December 5, 2004
Cheek by Jowl
July 10, 2005
Goodbye to all That
April 3, 2005
History, With a Private Entrance
March 19, 2006. General Sherman Watches the Plaza Hotel Go Condo.
An Institution Departs With a Shrug, Not a Sigh
April 2, 2006. The Hispanic Society plans to flee its classical home on Audubon Terrace.
Paint It White
July 30, 2006



NEW YORK: STREETSCAPES
Ghosts of New York
The Atlantic Monthly, June 2010
Through a Glass Brightly
The New York Times, May 14, 2006
Secret City in the Clouds
The New York Times, December 5, 2004
Chateau in the Sky
The New York Times, December 3, 2006
The Charming Gadfly Who Saved the High Line
The New York Times, May 13, 2007
A Puzzle Tucked Amid the Brownstones
The New York Times, December 26, 2004
Look! Down on the Ground!
The New York Times, April 23, 2006
History, With a Private Entrance
The New York Times, March 19, 2006. General Sherman Watches the Plaza Hotel Go Condo.
Cheek by Jowl
The New York Times, July 10, 2005
An Institution Departs With a Shrug, Not a Sigh
The New York Times, April 2, 2006. The Hispanic Society plans to flee its classical home on Audubon Terrace.
Garden City
The New York Times, June 25, 2006
At Columbia's Grade School, a Blot on a Bold Experiment
The New York Times, February 6, 2005



NEW YORK: CHARACTERS
Adele Mailer: The Woman in the Shadow
The New York Times, November 18, 2007
Seventh-Inning Kvetch
The New York Times, October 24, 2004
Bees on Board
The New York Times, May 28, 2006
The Blue-Collar Thoroughbred
The New York Times, November 18, 2007
The Amazin' Mr. Met Suits Up Again
The New York Times, May 20, 2001
The Charming Gadfly Who Saved the High Line
The New York Times, May 13, 2007
Bells Clanging, a Tradesman Comes Home
The New York Times, January 8, 2006
A Tweed Suit for the Bearded Lady
The New York Times, February 20, 2005
Finding the Verse in Adversity
The New York Times, April 17, 2005
The Great Escape
The New York Times, January 15, 2006
Marking Time, Making Do
The New York Times, April 1, 2007
For Christmas, Some Really Fat Geese
The New York Times, December 25, 2005
Neptune's Daughters and the Ultimate Job Tryout
The New York Times, December 12, 2004
For a Big Dreamer, a Little Tokyo
The New York Times, February 5, 2006
Ray Lopez vs. The Critters of the Night
The New York Times, October 1, 2006



NEW YORK: ARTS / CULTURE
Ghosts of New York
The Atlantic Monthly, June 2010
Urban History to Go: Black, No Sugar
The New York Times, June 26, 2005
Giverny It's Not
The New York Times, December 4, 2005
The Old Masters Detective Agency
The New York Times, June 12, 2005
How My Mother Saved New York
The New York Times, February 6, 2005
Bookshelves of the Vanities
The Washington Monthly, June 1991
Finding the Verse in Adversity
The New York Times, April 17, 2005
A Tweed Suit for the Bearded Lady
The New York Times, February 20, 2005
Stars and Yipes
The New York Times, October 10, 2004
His Isle of Joy
The New York Times, October 2, 2005
An Institution Departs With a Shrug, Not a Sigh
April 2, 2006. The Hispanic Society plans to flee its classical home on Audubon Terrace.
The Lady Who Sings the Blues
The New York Times, October 16, 2005



NEIGHBORHOODS/REAL ESTATE
LIVING IN TRIBECA
May 6, 2011. Land of the $800 Stroller
LIVING IN CARNEGIE HILL
December 16, 2011. Land of Good Bones and Deep Pockets
LIVING IN THE FLATIRON DISTRICT
March 29, 2012. Profile, Always High, Keeps Current Too
LIVING IN LINCOLN SQUARE
July 12, 2012. An Arts Incubator, Retuned for Extra Livability
LIVING AROUND MADISON SQUARE PARK
May 11, 2012. A Square Comes Full Circle
LIVING IN HELL'S KITCHEN NORTH
September 23, 2011. With All Its Contrasts, It Needed an Alias
LIVING IN EAST HARLEM
November 16, 2012. More Small Dogs and Big Home Prices
LIVING IN SOHO
November 3, 2011. Wealth, Beauty and Their Many Lovers
LIVING IN AUDUBON PARK
June 24, 2011. Naturalist Perched Here
LIVING IN JACKSON HEIGHTS, QUEENS
February 4, 2011. A Migrants' Enclave Attracts a New Breed
LIVING IN COBBLE HILL, BROOKLYN
October 5, 2012. Land of the Multi-No-Longer Family House
LIVING IN COLUMBIA STREET WATERFRONT DISTRICT, BROOKLYN
March 19, 2013. Between the Drink and the B.Q.E.



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