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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.

Neighborhood Joint

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.

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.

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.


Solo Eats: Ben's — Solo eating establishments-the truly great ones-require a precise atmosphere. Some are quiet and discreet. Others are unexpected and lie in plain sight. But they can all be difficult to find in a metropolis. Alex Vadukul presents a new one here on the first week of every month.

The New York Times — Recent and archived news articles by Alex Vadukul of The New York Times. Spurred by the absence of an indictment in the Eric Garner case, demonstrators took to the streets in a bid to disrupt New York City's rhythms. The small Greek Orthodox church that stood as a reprieve from the city's furious financial nerve center was crushed as the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept.

The small universe of New York cricket — Brooklyn After living in New York for 18 years I travelled two hours to a park on the borders of Brooklyn to watch one of the world's most popular sports - which, through a twist of irony, remains practically invisible in a metropolis known as 'the world's city'.

Searching for Answers in the 1961 Death of an Ayn Rand Follower — Joanne O'Connor keeps a three-ring binder as thick as a cinder block to contain the story that echoes through her head.It is stuffed with her research about a young woman she never met who died more than 50 years ago. She has trouble explaining why obsession gripped her so, but she does know: "I had to find out what happened."

Brooklyn Man Finds Solace on a Golf Course Made of Trash — The golfer summoned his focus on the cold Brooklyn street corner and tapped the ball with his rusted putter. A cigarette burned between his lips; his baseball cap was black. Cars rushed past. Two old ladies at a bus stop watched him play under the glow of sidewalk lights.
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May 29, 2015

An overview of the print issue here and a more critical look at it here… . Check us out!

May 29, 2015

Excited to be a contrib editor. My story for @AvauntMagazine issue #1 here, on MIT professor Hugh Herr.

May 29, 2015

RT @chaykak: So thank @carlstwitt and @NFreeman1234 for leading a great month of coverage. Hopefully we made your art media a little different.

May 28, 2015

Real classic here. Excellent condition. The Second City by AJ Liebling. Illustrations by Steinberg.…

May 28, 2015

RT @SarahMaslinNir: Planning on 1st a pedicure since #unvarnished. Doing my due diligence to find a salon that is ethical. But, as my readers have asked, how?

May 27, 2015

"Can I have some more rocks," the young bro asked. "You mean ice?" the busy bartender replied.

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