When the Textile Industry Was Forced Out of the Textile Building

Companies may have lost their showroom hub, but low rents in Midtown, caused by the pandemic, allowed many of them to relocate.

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Ralph Lauren’s Dream of New York

The designer’s first show since 2019 was an ode to the return of his hometown.

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Afrofuturist Room at the Met Redresses a Racial Trauma

“Before Yesterday We Could Fly,” a novel approach to the period room, threads together past, present and future. It focuses on Seneca Village, a Black community whose erasure still reverberates.

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Helene Fortunoff, Who Built a Family Jewelry Empire, Dies at 88

A powerhouse female executive in a male-dominated industry, she hired a team of mostly women buyers who traveled the world to find unusual gems.

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Faster Buses on 5th Avenue? Not if Business Leaders Get Their Way.

A busway in the heart of Manhattan is now uncertain after a major real estate developer expressed opposition to the plans to Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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SaksWorks Is Part WeWork, Part Department Store. Can It Work?

Department stores have failed; co-working spaces have foundered. Does combining the two make sense?

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Met Costume Institute and Brooklyn Museum Bring Back Fashion

With “In America” at the Met and “Christian Dior” at the Brooklyn Museum, our critics debate the nuances of showing fashion in art institutions, and find a depth of influence among young American designers.

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An Upper East Side Triplex for $60 Million, or $20 Million Over Ask

The penthouse, overlooking the Central Park reservoir, was sold by the Swiss financier Jacqui Safra. The closing was the second largest so far this year.

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Manhattan Listings That Have Lingered

Some properties have been unable to find buyers for several years, predating the pandemic slump.

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Losers, Lovers, Strivers: The 60-Second Novelist Is Ready to Listen

After a year of isolation, a writer of speedy life stories takes to the street to commune with strangers again, plying the form he came up with nearly 40 years ago.

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On a Storied Stretch of Fifth Avenue, a Symbol of Irish America Reels

The American Irish Historical Society’s mansion on Central Park has long symbolized the ascent of immigrants in the United States. It’s now on sale for $52 million, but many are citing mismanagement and asking the attorney general to intervene.

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Swiss Chocolatier Specializes in Bark

Läderach, which opened a shop on Fifth Avenue last month, sells two dozen types of chocolate bark by the pound.

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For Tiffany & Co., a Rooftop Addition Wrapped in Glass

The famed flagship store on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street is undergoing a renovation and is expected to reopen in the spring of 2022.

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With Tourists Gone, St. Patrick’s Cathedral Pleads for Help

The Manhattan landmark is struggling to pay its bills while the pandemic keeps visitors and Midtown workers away.

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The ‘Black Lives Matter’ Street Art That Contain Multitudes

The works in Harlem and Lower Manhattan are much more than a challenge to President Trump; they are opportunities for Black artists and community togetherness.

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N.Y.C. Paints ‘Black Lives Matter’ in Front of Trump Tower

The public art project was the latest battle in a feud between President Trump and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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The Museum Is Closed, but Its Tomato Man Soldiers On

Although the Guggenheim’s “Countryside” show was shuttered by the pandemic, its crop of cherry tomatoes is still growing, and feeding New Yorkers.

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