New York vs. Grubhub

Seamless, the food delivery service started two decades ago in Midtown Manhattan, calls itself “the most New York app in New York.” In advertisements, the company cracks jokes about the L train and takes unsubtle jabs at New Jersey. “Eat Like a True New Yorker,” one subway ad declares. But while the delivery giant Grubhub,…

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Blood, Money, Oil. And Clothes.

PARIS — In a large circular chamber covered in periwinkle blue velvet and hung with curtains all around, seats curling outward in snail shell tiers, Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga convened his parliament. Then he scented it with Blood and Money and Petrol (after starting with a bit of Anti-Sceptic, literally: he had perfumes made for…

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The Book for Cider Lovers

Should you have any thought of creating an apple orchard and making craft cider to sell, your first year’s efforts are likely to run $27,755. That’s what Andy Brennan, who co-owns Aaron Burr Cider in Wurtsboro, N.Y., calculated in his biographical book on the subject. What’s most interesting about this very readable volume is how…

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Why is my vagina wet?

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The Most Watched Editor at Fashion Week

“It’s literally the most insane fashion week ever,” said Sara Moonves, standing outside her Chinatown apartment one evening during New York Fashion Week waiting for an Uber. Complaints about shuttling from shows in abandoned subway stations on the Lower East Side and former weapons facilities on Park Avenue is basically a prerequisite for working in…

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Weeknight Delicious

Good morning. I had a funny conversation with Melissa Clark and Julia Moskin last week, about weeknight cooking. Melissa was going on merrily about how she gathers her family around her after work, listens to music, drinks wine, cuts up a bunch of vegetables and roasts them, has dinner on the table with a big…

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