2019年5月26日 星期日

New York Today: In the Age of Seamless, Is the ‘Regular’ a Dying Breed?

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

In the Age of Seamless, Is the 'Regular' a Dying Breed?
Laughter at Gabriel's: Mary Ringer, left, and Nancy Bento.

Laughter at Gabriel's: Mary Ringer, left, and Nancy Bento. An Rong Xu for The New York Times

By HELENE STAPINSKI
The bartender knows their orders, the maître d' knows their names. Meet some of the regulars — they're still out there if you know where to look.
 
By JULIA GILLARD AND JOHN LELAND
With new hordes flocking to the Rockaways, some important local elements keep leaving — the sands. Who you calling Sisyphus?
A summer brunch at Surf Lodge in 2017. Not seen: the lines for the bathroom stalls.
Steven Henry/Getty Images for Tinder
By ALYSON KRUEGER
It was a quirky rite of passage, until the queues at Surf Lodge spilled onto the street and its septic system leaked into a pond.
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Norman Flitt, a lawyer, dines for lunch at Forlini's, which may or may not be ruined for regulars.
What Makes a Regular?

We put the question to readers, and more than 500 responded. Here are a few choice selections.

Big City
Tiffany Cabán, one of seven Democrats running for district attorney in Queens, is a public defender there.
Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Endorsed a Little-Known Public Defender in Queens
By GINIA BELLAFANTE

Tiffany Cabán is the latest in a new wave of public defenders running for district attorney, and hoping to reform the system from within.

How a 92nd Street Y Fixture Spends Her Sundays
By ANDREW COTTO

Susan Engel has been curating the cultural center's marquee event, 92Y Talks, for 37 years. She's so devoted to her work, she even lives on 92nd Street.

Album
Lequan Williamson and Diana Monello, the prom king and queen. 
All Things Must Pass. But the Prom, Somehow, Goes On.
By ALLYSE PULLIAM AND JOHN LELAND

Since the 1950s, prom photos have been bellwethers of a changing America. At one high school just outside New York City, the prom is still the main event.

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