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Contributing Writer — New York Times
As seen in:  New York Times, Rolling Stone

Writing about city for @nytimes. US Editor of @portmagazine / @avauntmagazine. Food columnist @openingceremony. Born in Milan. New Yorker 17 years and counting.

Ex-Heavyweight Champion Riddick Bowe Steps Into a New Arena — Three men stood on a street in Harlem, handing out fliers and pointing to a big man sitting alone inside a small restaurant with four tables called Bowe's. He looked around, eager for company. "That's the two-time heavyweight champion of the world," they told pedestrians on West 116th Street.
Aug 23, 2015

My @NYTMetro cover today on fallen champ Riddick Bowe, who has found peace of sorts in Harlem:…

Aug 22, 2015

2 heavyweight titles, prison and bankruptcy, Bowe Riddick hopes to cement another legacy: as a restaurateur.

Aug 22, 2015

RT @marknyt: 2 heavyweight titles, prison and bankruptcy, Bowe Riddick hopes to cement another legacy: as a restaurateur.

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A New Throwback Joint From the Cabin Down Below's Jesse Malin — The East Village nightlife entrepreneur and musician Jesse Malin has a fondness for the neighborhood's bygone, coarser days. Now, the area is filled with rising rents and Pilates studios, but the little empire of hip haunts Malin has helped to build below 14th Street - Black Market, the Bowery Electric, Niagara, Lovers of Today, Dream Baby and the Cabin Down Below, the intimate clubhouse-like bar just off Tompkins Square Park - pay homage to the neighborhood of 40 years ago.

I Call This Look… — Nick lives with four writers in Bushwick. Is the son of a Fortune 500 CEO. Would rather jump off a cliff before ever rev...

Singh’s Sporting Goods Specializes in Cricket Gear — The pace at Singh's Sporting Goods is as languid as a cricket match - some of which can last for five days. A customer might try 30 bats before deciding to think it over and return the following day. Another might wander in, take a seat and watch a game from New Zealand on the shop's TV.
Jun 20, 2015

My story for tomorrows NYT Metropolitan on a cricket shop in Ozone Park. For bowlers & wicket keepers of the boroughs…

Jun 21, 2015

My piece for today's @NYTMetro Metropolitan, about a cricket shop in Ozone Park. An NY cricket institution:…

Jun 21, 2015

RT @markscruby: Another great cricket-in-NY story by @AlexVadukul in @nytimes. Love seeing something so familiar thru a foreign lens.…

At Alan’s Alley Video, an Audience Lingers in the Aisles — The old woman sits in her winter coat amid towers of VHS tapes and DVDs, watching neglected Hollywood classics on the television above her. The shop's staff can say little about her except that she appears regularly and knows a lot about movies, but has rarely if ever rented one from them.

Neighborhood Joint

May 23, 2015

RT @Stuart: This weekly column about New York long-standing local joints is consuming me and my Saturday. #NYC

Strange, Beloved, Local, Endangered: Five Years of the Neighborhood Joint — It's the funny old store with a display that hasn't changed in decades and has exactly what you need. It's the clam shack, the ice cream stand, the well-worn diner, all wonderfully out of step with the current food trend.
May 23, 2015

Why I Heart NY: Strange, Beloved, Local, Endangered: Five Years of the Neighborhood Joint

May 22, 2015

Beloved, Local, Endangered: 5 Years of Neighborhood Joints. What's your fave? Lemon Ice King? Octopus's Garden?

May 22, 2015

The mournful quality of the Neighborhood Joint feature, of documenting an imperiled species, comes to the fore here.…

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Stateside, Kicking and Screaming at the Football Factory — Roger Smith, a bleary soccer fan, was still waking up as he sipped his Guinness, squinting through the darkness at the television. Others in the basement bar drank stronger stuff, washing down heavy breakfast sandwiches. The grotto reverberated like a tuning fork when a ball whistled into the net, jolting Mr. Smith alert, before the room returned to its reverent silence.
May 15, 2015

Wrote about the soccer cathedral in the grotto-like basement of a Midtown bar. For Sunday @NYTMetro… cc @FFactoryNY

May 15, 2015

Also. While reporting had no clue I was standing next to a v famous musician until after. Can anyone spot him?…

May 18, 2015

RT @LouieLazar: Gem of a story by @AlexVadukul on a cave-like soccer pub with some intense English fans…

Two Visual Tales of New York — The two photographers were born just two years apart and grew up poor in Brooklyn in the 1920s and '30s. The war awakened them creatively. Their subject was New York. Although they became two of their city's most voracious visual chroniclers, their similarities mostly ended there.
Apr 18, 2015

Bit I did on Jerome Liebling & Fred W. McDarrah - two city great photographers now paired in two shows: @NYTMetro…

May 11, 2015

@MrMattWilley Scanning Avaunt tweets. Came across this. Didnt know you were fan. Wrote bit on JL for paper other week…


Mar 16, 2015

RT @rachsyme: new york is the best place in the world to eat by yourself and i really enjoy @AlexVadukul's column about just that…

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Aug 29, 2015

RT @HermanJeff: It's starting. Gannett's Salinas Californian will switch from printing 6 days a week to 3 days a week next month.…

Aug 28, 2015

@damsden1 on an intense addiction he developed to ... the football video game Madden. Worth reading:…

Aug 28, 2015

Why do places just stop making egg and cheeses after morning passes? It's a perfectly good meal anytime of he day.

Aug 28, 2015

RT @HilaryNYC: I spent Aug. observing how a pop-up city develops every year in Flushing Meadows for the #USOpen--my story:

Aug 26, 2015

As everything else classic in the city keeps closing this is ... good news? Fantastic!…

Aug 25, 2015

Nice to see. Riddick Bowe on TV this morning, talking about his restaurant:…

Aug 25, 2015

@axmcc thanks Alex. That's great to know... Nice to hear it struck that balance.

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