Magazines: A Year of New York

Even Jimmy Breslin, an original investor and contributing editor of New York magazine, "woulda bet anything in the world it'd be nothin' but a memory by now." But the breezy weekly surprised the skeptics by celebrating its first birthday last week.

New York's all-star team was on quintessential display in the anniversary issue: Gloria Steinem crusading for women's rights, 'Adam Smith' (actually George J. W. Goodman) contemplating conglomerates, Tom Wolfe on street fight etiquette, and Jimmy Breslin capturing the real Joe Namath. "Namath was shaking his head," wrote Breslin. " 'Boy, that was a real memory job. You know, I only...

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