New York Magazine, April 19, 1993, Vol. 26, No. 16: 25th Anniversary Issue

ISBN: (ISSN)00287369
New York, NY: K-III Magazine Corporation, 1993. First Printing. Softcover. "New York Magazine's first quarter-century has been the gaudiest, most tempestuous in the history of our frenetic city. From Radical Chic to Political Correctness...the "Me" Decade to the New Puritanism to Couch Potatoes to the Nervous Nineties...Bobby Kennedy to Alfonse D'Amato... A Chorus Line to The Phantom of the Opera...John Lindsay to David Dinkins....And through it all, each Monday there has been New York Magazine, the weekly chronicle of the city that- for better or worse- is the working capital of the world."(from introduction by Editor & President Edward Kosner) This milestone Collector's Edition number of the venerable NYC magazine, subtitled "The Biggest Moments of the Last 25 Years," features a special section of articles on key occurrences in the city from 1968-1989 by outstanding, many now legendary journalists, from the perspective of 1993. Includes pieces by Jimmy Breslin, Richard Goldstein, Gail Greene, David Halberstam, Pete Hamill, Joe Klein, Jack Kroll, George Plimpton, Gloria Steinem & many others. Among the topics are Kennedy's last campaign of 1968, the Stonewall riots of 1969, the Son of Sam murders of 1977, the assassination of John Lennon in 1980 & other major moments that defined NYC during this most eventful period. Also portions of famous original articles throughout the first quarter-century of the magazine including Tom Wolfe's "Radical Chic: That Party at Lennie's" & "The Me Decade and the Third Great Awakening," many images including of vintage covers, contemporary ads, etc. All we can say is, just imagine the fiftieth anniversary issue that should be published next year as of this writing (2018)! A very significant literary-journalistic collectible. In fine condition with only very light rubbing to front, back covers & spine; light wear at thin edges & corners of same; very slight outward bending of front & back covers; subscriber's mailing sticker near lower left corner of front cover partially obscuring numbers & letter in last line of sub-title. Interior very fine with only miniscule bumps at corners of some page leaves; lower of two crossword puzzles hand-filled in ink along with ink marginalia & a few circlings on last page (266) by previous owner. Fine. [Item #2851]

Price: $15.00