First Person

Harlem, by the Book

Assouline's new "In the Spirit of Harlem" explores the history and the mystique of the legendary neighborhood in vivid detail.

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A Greenwich Village Tale

In excerpts from the new book "Greenwich Village Stories: A Collection of Memories," two New Yorkers share their earliest experiences with the...

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The Plot Thickens

Coded crosswords, a taped message in Chinese, and a phone tip from Martin Scorsese were just a few of the clues in a European treasure hunt...

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I Slept in the Glass House

As Philip Johnson’s modernist masterpiece opens to the public this spring, Barbara Heizer recalls the blissful week she house-sat for her...

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Seeking Paris Rental: Must Have Kitchen

For Judith Jones, Paris will always be about the neighborhoods, the markets, and cooking. So when Julia Child’s longtime editor makes her yearly...