December 17, 2012 / December 24, 2012

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Reasons to Love New York 2012

Eight years into enumerating our infatuation with New York City—the place and the state of mind—we’ve got 74 reasons to fall head over heels all over again, among them a bookworm knuckleballer who won twenty games, a Wall Street crook with a literature Ph.D., who became a top boxing trainer, a visionary parks commissioner who greened up the city, a Disneyfied stretch of Times Square that got its scuzzy soul back, and a Sandy-ravaged neighborhood that pulled together to survive the chaos. And don’t forget: the city’s penchant for outdoor sex, one high school’s endless stream of talent, and a mayor and a governor who talk about real issues when the other pols chicken out.

On the Cover: Illustration by Paul Sahre.

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