Newspapers & Magazines

  • New York Post (www.nypost.com) The Post is known for screaming headlines, conservative political views and its popular Page Six gossip column.
  • New York Times (www.nytimes.com) ‘The gray lady’ is far from staid, with hard-hitting political coverage, and sections on technology, arts and dining out.
  • Wall Street Journal (www.wallstreetjournal.com) This intellectual daily focuses on finance, though media mogul Rupert Murdoch has ratcheted up the general coverage.
  • New York Magazine (www.nymag.com) A biweekly magazine with feature stories and great listings about anything and everything in NYC, plus an indispensable website.
  • New Yorker (www.newyorker.com) This highbrow weekly covers politics and culture through its famously lengthy works of reportage; it also publishes fiction and poetry.
  • Time Out New York (www.timeout.com/newyork) A weekly magazine with event listings and restaurant and nightlife roundups.

Radio

NYC has some excellent radio options beyond commercial pop-music stations. An excellent programming guide can be found in the New York Times Entertainment section on Sunday. Our top pick is WNYC (820AM and 93.9FM; www.wnyc.org), NYC’s public radio station that is the local NPR (National Public Radio) affiliate and offers a blend of national and local talk and interview shows.

Die-hard sports fans tune in to call-in shows on WFAN (660AM and 101FM) throughout the day. Yankees and Mets fanatics tend to be the most obsessive callers, usually unwilling to give any credit to their rivals.