New York

“Is the Booze Alright?” Red Hook Resurfaces After Sandy
October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy observed the borders of gentrification as scrupulously as Brooklyn residents do.

The First Twitter Superstorm Was Itself a Storm
October 30, 2012

The hidden downside of storm tweeting.

As Sandy Strikes, Storm-Night Exploring, Instagram and Ruin Porn
October 30, 2012

It turns out the most risk-embracing New Yorkers are the dog owners, closely followed by the smokers, and then the amateur photographers.

We Have Those Beeswax Candles I Ordered Online: A Dispatch from Stormy Chelsea
October 30, 2012

All day Monday I was the Nate Silver of natural disaster.

As Sandy Strikes, Storm-Night Exploring, Instagram and Ruin Porn
October 30, 2012

It turns out the most risk-embracing New Yorkers are the dog owners, closely followed by the smokers, and then the amateur photographers.

How Hurricane Sandy Could Spoil Election Day
October 29, 2012

There's almost no legal precedent for how to deal with electoral fallout from a storm.

A Kinder Kerouac, Greek Geriatrics, and Jewish Porn: Today’s TNR Reader
October 29, 2012

 Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home.

The Most Important Tech Issue Nobody’s Talking About
October 24, 2012

Software patents aren't great debate fodder. But you'd think the candidates would at least recognize their importance when talking to nerds.

Where Woody Guthrie's Anti-Commercial Legacy has Lived On
October 23, 2012

Woody Guthrie was one of the fathers of free culture before it was a movement, the Lawrence Lessig of the guitar.

Mike Bloomberg’s Genius Idea
October 19, 2012

Thanks to Mike Bloomberg, politicians around the country will now be like starving artists: hoping for the call that anoints them a lucky winner.

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