Photography: LaQuann Dawson Name: M.L. Thompson Age: 24 Occupation: Poet, Editor, and Graduate Student at The New School Neighborhood: Bushwick M.L. Thompson’s Instagram handle is @dreamyuncle, and that is a pretty accurate description of his style. “I sort of have an old man aesthetic,” M.L. told me as we sat across the coffee table at our photographer’s (and M.L’s boyfriend’s), apartment and studio. Look at his outfits and you can see for yourself: M.L. artfully mixes old man essentials...
While beach eats have improved exponentially in recent years, so too have the offerings at the city’s numerous high-end hotel pools, which offer an opportunity to see and be seen in your skimpiest suit, multiple stories above the city. So if you’re tired of sunbathing in the sand with the hoi polloi at Coney Island, stretch out on a chaise surrounded by skyline, with a Moscow Mule and lobster roll instead. The William Vale: Andrew...
About a year ago, we took you on a tour of Greenpoint’s new crop of vintage shops. It’s that time of year again (ICYMI, summer is unofficial “spruce up your space” season), and we’re revisiting North Brooklyn’s tiny epicenter of home design—or, as some may call it, “the land of the $100 mug”—to bring you this lengthier list of spots to find lovely homewares, both new and vintage alike. Whether you’re on the...
While we’re never eager to see the far side of spring, it’s hard not to get excited about the prospect of summer being just around the bend. And Memorial Day (make that Memorial Day Weekend), marks the unofficial start of barbecuing, beachcombing, and fruity, frozen drinks. Now's the time to get primed for the season at the following summer-courting spots! Feltman’s/Kitchen 21 Crowds reliably descend on Coney Island for the Mermaid Parade and the Fourth of...
When the travel ban was first announced, I was studying abroad in Berlin and preparing to fly to Boston for an undergraduate conference. I’m from Hong Kong, not from any of the banned countries, but emails sent from my American college’s International Student and Scholar Office warning us to minimize unnecessary travels outside of the United States still triggered my worries. I knew that this would not be the last of the changes that...
I hadn’t been home in over a week, and during that time a new cook at the restaurant downstairs had left the gas on overnight and turned our entire apartment building—brand new baby on the top floor and all—into a giant stack of matches just begging for a spark. Another near tragedy happened, too: My golden banana had broken. The night of my return, I slowed my pace from the subway, acknowledging the extra springtime...

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