40 Years on Montgomery Place
Returning to the block I grew up on
Published in The New York Times, September 22, 2002

A Battle Over Modernism Goes Casa a Casa in Santa Fe
Published in The New York Times, July 13, 2006

A Brief History of the Twin Piers: What Might Have Been
Published in FredBernstein.com, January 25, 2007

A Cathedral to Science in Queens
Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York AIA chapter), October 2004

A Chicago Chop Shop Takes the Hayden's Guts
What happened to the planetarium's glamorous gizmo?
Published in The New Yorker, November 4, 2001

A Congress for the Many, or the Few?
Published in The New York Times, September 9, 2012

A Doll House in a Doll House
Barbra Streisand's "barn" in Malibu
Published in FredBernstein.com, November 13, 2012

A Firehouse Becomes a Home for Art and Music
Published in The New York Times, September 9, 2007

A Former Studio, Still Filled With Art
Published in The New York Times, December 31, 2006

A Home for Artists, and for Art
The avant garde, on Staten Island!
Published in The New York Times, November 27, 2005

A House for a Korean-American Family
Published in The New York Times, August 13, 2007

A Loan That Keeps on Paying
The MFA Boston comes to the Las Vegas strip
Published in The New York Times, March 30, 2005

A Loft in Boston's Chinatown
Sam Davol, the cellist for the Magnetic Fields, and his wife, Leslie, move north
Published in The New York Times, November 22, 2007

A Long Time for a Little Grandeur
An addition to the Tilles Center soars
Published in The New York Times, January 5, 2005

A Makeover Too Far
The conspicuous consumption of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Published in Dwell, October 2006

A Monument to Arriving in the Middle of Nowhere
A review of the Secaucus Transfer
Published in The New York Times, July 11, 2004

A Neglected Modernist Masterpiece
Nervis' bus station at the George Washington Bridge
Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York AIA chapter), November 2003

A New Opera House for Tenerife
Calatrava helps bring tourists to Santa Cruz
Published in Islands, February 2003

A New Orleans Hotel Bounces Back
A review of the W New Orleans
Published in The New York Times, March 12, 2006

A Paparazzi-Proof Condo
Published in The New York Times, January 23, 2007

A Poor County, Rich in Modern Architecture
The Rural Studio's buildings in Alabama
Published in The New York Times, December 25, 2005

A Road Trip Back to the Future
Visiting Paul Rudolph's Buildings in New England
Published in The New York Times, March 25, 2007

A School by Edward Durell Stone
While fighting over his Columbus Circle building, preservationists overlooked another Stone structure just a few blocks away
Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York AIA chapter), December 2006

A Steakhouse with Rooms
Review of Browns Hotel, Miami Beach
Published in The New York Times, January 23, 2005

A studio that refuses to think small
Published in The New York Times, March 30, 2006

Alumnae House at Vassar
A great base for exploring the Hudson Valley
Published in The New York Times, September 30, 2005

America Joins Architecture's Rem-formation
Published in Icon, October 2004

An Airy Retreat from a Jam-Packed Store
At home with the Ricky of Ricky's
Published in The New York Times, October 18, 2007

An Artful Retreat from the Art Scene
Building a modernist house in the Hamptons
Published in The New York Times, October 12, 2007

An Elite Contest for a Growing U.N.
Pritzker Prize-winners compete.
Published in The New York Times, August 5, 2003

An Island Where Millions Aren't Enough
The high price of Bermuda real estate
Published in The New York Times, September 10, 2006

An oasis in a toxic world
A haven for "multiple chemical sensitivity" sufferers is threatened
Published in The New York Times, July 9, 2005

An Online Peek at Your Politics
An Online Peek at Your Politics
Published in The New York Times, October 4, 2000

An On-Screen Alternative to Hands-On Dissection
Published in The New York Times, October 4, 2005

Architect Returns To a County He Helped Define
Edwad Larrabee Barnes Visits Westchester
Published in The New York Times, May 20, 2001

Architects' View: Nice Furniture, Not-So-Nice Buildings
Ikea's plans for Westchester draw ire
Published in The New York Times, January 21, 2001

Architecture's Quiet Soul
A profile of artist and memorial designer MAYA LIN
Published in Blueprint, November 2003

Are McMansions (Finally) Going Out of Style?
There's evidence that the size of new homes in America has peaked
Published in The New York Times, October 1, 2005

Art Above and Below, With Life in the Middle
At home with Ann Brashares and Jacob Collins
Published in The New York Times, January 4, 2007

Ball Games
My life as a sissy
Published in The Advocate, June 1994

Behind the Gray Door: Williams, Secrecy, and the Federal Grand Jury
Published in NYU Law Review, January 1994

Being of Sound Mind, and a $55 Consultation
Can a website write me a new will?
Published in The New York Times, December 14, 2000

Betting the Ranch in South Florida
Syd Kitson's big deal
Published in The New York Times, July 29, 2006

Billy Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Published in The New York Times, January 27, 2007

Bridge Apartments
Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York AIA chapter), September 2004

Building on Sacred Ground
Toshiko Mori takes on the masters
Published in The New York Times, May 11, 2005

City Folk
A review of the new American Folk Art Museum, designed by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.
Published in World Architecture, February 2002

Clerkship Politics
A dialogue with Judge Alex Kozinski, of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, about the clash between a liberal clerk (me) and a conservative judge (him).
Published in The Green Bag, October 1998

Clinton's Legacy: Just a Little Library from Little Rock
The Clinton library rises on the Arkansas River
Published in The New York Times, June 10, 2004

Controlling Growth by Controlling Water
In Bolinas, a water meter sells for $310,000
Published in The New York Times, October 9, 2005

Daddy, Why Are You So Old?
How I became a middle aged father.
Published in The Advocate, May 2002

Danger Signs
Vornado's billboard boondoggle at 34th and 7th
Published in Metropolis, December 2004

Daring Design in a Laid-Back City
Thanks to Rem Koolhaas, Porto, Portugal will never be the same
Published in The New York Times, June 19, 2005

Design Diplomacy: U.S. Rejoins World's Fairs
With a little help from its sponsors . . .
Published in The New York Times, November 5, 2004

Do Ask, Do Tell
David Mixner moves to Livingston Manor, New York
Published in The New York Times, July 17, 2007

Don't Call it the Poconos
Northeastern Pennsylvania Gets Chic
Published in The New York Times, December 22, 2006

Don't Dodge the Drafts
My philosophy of writing -- and rewriting.
Published in California Lawyer, October 2003

Drawing Closer to an Old Friend
Thoughts on the importance of the Empire State Building after September 11
Published in The New York Times, October 11, 2001

Dryvit
Fakle stucco, real problems
Published in The New York Times, July 1, 1999

Dust-Up In the Desert
Trouble at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture
Published in The New York Times, January 31, 2002

D'var torah on Behar
Let's give the land a rest
Published in Speeches / talks, May 2014

eBay and Taliesin
The fight for photos of a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece
Published in The New York Times, February 14, 2004

El Tovar
A grand lodge near the Grand Canyon
Published in The New York Times, August 7, 2005

Entertaining Mr. X
A look at Douglas Coupland and his novel Miss Wyoming
Published in The Independent on Sunday (London), February 14, 2003

Family Ties
A topflight Manhattan designer expanded her father's house on Long Island and brought it forward from the 1970s.
Published in Metropolitan Home, December 2005

For a Shortbus Star, a Small Apartment
Published in The New York Times, October 7, 2006

For an Artist, a Glass Box by Mies
Published in The New York Times, June 16, 2006

For Taxes, the Web's the Limit
How technology could revolutionize tax collection
Published in The Wall Street Journal, November 4, 1999

Françoise Bollack at the Center
Published in Genre, January 2002

Frank Lloyd Wright on Staten Island
The Cretellas renovate
Published in The New York Times, December 18, 2005

Frank Lloyd Wright Stays Busy in Buffalo
45 years after his death, three buildings by Wright are in the works
Published in The New York Times, September 6, 2004

Free Homes for Disabled Vets -- But Where's the Land?
Published in The New York Times, December 4, 2005

From Modest to Modernist
Jennifer Luce's triumph in La Jolla
Published in The New York Times, August 23, 2007

From the Torch to the Toes, Digital Insurance
How the Statue of Liberty could be recreated, after a disaster
Published in The New York Times, September 11, 2003

Getting In at the Underground Floor
Published in The New York Times, February 25, 2007

Getting the Glass House Ready for Its Close-Up
Published in The New York Times, August 13, 2006

Glass House, Great Performance
Merce Cunningham animates Philip Johnson's estate
Published in Interior Design, August 2007

Glazing Over Manhattan
Published in Architectural Record, May 2013

Good Things in Small Packages
West Village resident Marianne Cusato designs Katrina Cottages
Published in The New York Times, November 5, 2006

Granny Flats for Cool Grannies
In Santa Cruz, accessory dwelling units are encouraged
Published in The New York Times, February 8, 2005

Greece's Colossal New Guilt Trip
Bernard Tschumi's New Acropolis Museum was designed to settle a score
Published in The New York Times, January 18, 2004

Greetings from Resisterville
A town where Vietnam draft resisters have made a difference
Published in The New York Times, November 20, 2004

Healing Buildings in the Catskills
The Twelve Tribes in Oak Hill and Coxsackie
Published in The New York Times, July 24, 2005

High Hopes and Worthless Land
My father's bad investment
Published in The New York Times, November 6, 2005

Homeowners Aren't Smlling for These Cameras
Published in The New York Times, August 20, 2006

Hotel on Rivington
A review of the long-awaited Lower East Side hotel
Published in The New York Times, June 12, 2005

Housing Plan Turns Disney Grumpy
Published in The New York Times, May 18, 2007

How Green Is My Renovation?
A roundtable of experts on making existing houses greener
Published in Metropolitan Home, April 2008

How much design do public spaces need?
Published in Architectural Record, August 2003

Ice Hotel Quebec-Canada
A review of the cold accommodations
Published in The New York Times, December 17, 2006

In Costa Rica, Built for Books and Breezes
Published in The New York Times, October 4, 2007

In Marfa, a New Interior With an Old Soul
Published in The New York Times, October 12, 2006

In Michigan, A Green Museum
Published in The New York Times, March 29, 2007

In My Backyard, Please!
Infrastrucutre gets a new look
Published in The New York Times, February 27, 2005

In Princeton, Architects Get Lucky
Published in The New York Times, February 26, 2006

In Provincetown, an Unlikely Gay Marriage
Rosie O'Donnell puts her stamp on Family Week
Published in The New York Times, July 23, 2007

Irish Pride Meets Gay Pride
The gay backstory of New York's Irish Hunger Memorial
Published in The Advocate, October 2002

Is That Your Final Answer?
My life as a juror.
Published in California Lawyer, May 2000

It's the Architecture, Not The Architect, I'm Rooting For
Give Calatrava a chance!
Published in Architectural Record, December 2013

Legacies Passed from Father to Son
Gustavo Bonevardi in the West Village
Published in The New York Times, December 3, 2006

Lessons Learned at the Academy for Anything
Cass Calder Smith comes to New York
Published in The New York Times, May 18, 2007

Let's make New York un-gateful
A proposal for improving New York's streets.
Published in The New York Daily News, November 4, 2003

Letting Kahn Be Kahn
Restoring the Yale University Art Gallery
Published in The New York Times, December 10, 2006

Letting the Architecture Speak for Itself
Published in The New York Times, April 24, 2007

Making a Neighborhood Safe for Kids
Published in The New York Times, September 17, 2006

Mama's Meatballs
Published in The New York Blade, October 10, 2003

Marc Newson
The high-flying designer lands in Miami
Published in Design Miami, December 2006

Married or Not, It's a Full House
The lives of Steven Lofton, Roger Croteau, and their foster children
Published in The New York Times, November 19, 2003

Mass Market and Couture
Young designers mix it up in Greenpoint
Published in The New York Times, June 22, 2007

Maya Lin
A portrait of the memorial designer as architect and artist
Published in The New York Times, March 1, 1999

Me and My Geiger Counter
Published in The New York Times, June 22, 2002

Memorials fit for a city
Architects get busy after 9/11
Published in Blueprint, February 2002

Mies in Newark
Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York AIA chapter), November 2005

Mission 66
An endangered species at the National Parks: modernist architecture
Published in Architecture, December 2000

Modernism Comes to "Frump's Island"
Published in The New York Times, July 9, 2006

More Twists Than a Mardi Gras Parade
Assessing the New Orleans real estate market after Katrina
Published in The New York Times, November 13, 2005

Move the United Nations to Ground Zero
The Freedom Tower could become a true symbol of freedom
Published in The New York Times, April 24, 2005

Nara, the Un-Kyoto
My favorite city in Japan
Published in The New York Times, May 22, 2005

No 2012 Olympics? How about a New York World's Fair
Published in ArchNewsNow.com, July 6, 2005

Noguchi's Unknown Home
An apartment the world deserves to see
Published in Interior Design, December 2004

Not a Palace, But It's Home
The Ottoman emperor-in-waiting lives in a walk-up, rent-controlled apartment
Published in The New York Times, March 26, 2006

Not in My Front Yard
Controversy on West 15th Street
Published in The New York Times, June 22, 2007

Not Your Daddy's SOM
Roger Duffy remakes the mega-firm
Published in Metropolis, December 2003

Now Pitching For Wahconah, Jim Bouton
The "Ball Four" author cries "Foul Ball" in the Berkshires
Published in The New York Times, April 10, 2003

NY State of Mind
Because hotels don't take dogs, this sophisticated family of six set up a Manhattan apartment for frequent extended visits to the big city—with their black Lab.
Published in Metropolitan Home, December 2005

On Campus, Rethinking Biology 101
Transgender students gain rights, and respect, in college
Published in The New York Times, March 7, 2004

One campus, two faces
Princeton goes Gehry -- and Gothic -- at the same time
Published in The Princeton Alumni Weekly, January 2003

Outside The Box
Boston-based architect Adolfo Perez turned a mid-century starter house into a home of substance for design-wise clients.
Published in Metropolitan Home, December 2005

Oysters Seeking Home on Quiet Maine Island
Published in The New York Times, August 13, 2007

Panama Highway, A Noose Around Casco Viejo's Neck?
Published in Architectural Record, October 2012

Paul Rudolph's Tracey Towers
The fate of Rudolph's apartment buildings in the Bronx
Published in Oculus (Journal of the New York AIA chapter), October 2005

Pecha Kucha
Around the world in 20 slides
Published in Culture & Travel, September 2008

Peter Eisenman in Verona
A review of the architect's 2004 installation
Published in Architectural Record, December 2004

Pierwise, One Person's Wreck Is Another's Art
Saving two rusting piers in the Hudson River
Published in The New York Times, September 4, 2003

Poll Watching (and Worrying) in Philadelphia
Published in FredBernstein.com, November 5, 2008

Post Prada, A Design Star Slims Down
Rem Koolhaas's relationship with New York is on the rocks
Published in The New York Times, April 24, 2003

Post-Renovation Depression
The contractors are gone. So why do I feel blue?
Published in The New York Times, February 22, 2007

Prada Placement
A Review of Rem Koolhaas' new store in SoHo
Published in World Architecture, March 2002

Pretty Profits from Ugly Houses
How HomeVestors went national
Published in The New York Times, February 19, 2006

Private Lives
The difficulties of saving New Canaan's modernist architecture
Published in Metropolis, August 2005

Rate Your Landlord; Get Sued
Published in The New York Times, April 10, 2005

Rediscovering a Heroine of Chicago Architecture
Published in The New York Times, January 20, 2008

Remembering the Royalton
Mourning Phiippe Starck's Miracle on 44th Street
Published in Interior Design, September 2007

Restoring Louis Kahn's "Undergraduate Project" at Yale
The Yale University Art Gallery gets an extensive renovation
Published in The New York Times, November 7, 2004

Room With a View . . .
And not much else (a review of a new Ritz-Carlton)
Published in The Washington Post, February 10, 2002

Santiago Calatrava, from the Canary Islands to Manhattan Island
Santiago Calatrava's opera house at Santa Cruz de Tenerife in the Canary Islands is dominated by a winglike canopy nearly 200 feet tall.
Published in The New York Times, October 26, 2003

Seaside at 25: Paradise, With Problems
Published in The New York Times, December 9, 2005

Second Nature
Contemplative architect George Suyama built a house for himself and his wife that is as hospitable to the landscape as it is to the couple's guests.
Published in Metropolitan Home, December 2005

Securing the Iraq Museum
Published in The New York Times, January 23, 2005

Shaving My Wallet Better Than My Face
Falling for the Infinity Razor
Published in The New York Times, April 13, 2007

Shining Moment
A Paul Rudolph apartment, untouched for nearly 40 years
Published in The New York Times, October 10, 2007

Sky-High Style
Master Architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen used his signature vocabulary to create a unique rocky mountain retreat.
Published in Metropolitan Home, December 2006

Sleek in the Heart of Texas
Small houses buck the McMansion trend
Published in The New York Times, May 22, 2005

Smart Elevators
Published in The New York Times, November 2, 2005

Southwest Florida's Red Tide Woes
Contaminated beaches -- and persistent respiratory problems -- hit a region that includes some of America's fast-growing cities
Published in The New York Times, April 23, 2005

Spending Money Like Water
Two hotels in Miami Beach makes waves
Published in The New York Times, February 17, 2006

Sprawl Outruns Arizona's Biosphere
Published in The New York Times, May 28, 2006

Stitching Together a New Life in Riverdale
Surviving the Holocaust with needle and thread
Published in The New York Times, August 8, 2008

Take That, Grandpa!
Smashing Mies
Published in The New York Times, April 3, 2005

Take-Off
A review of The Full Monty on Broadway
Published in The Independent on Sunday (London), October 29, 2000

Tall Order
Nationally, ceiling heights rise
Published in The New York Times, January 22, 2006

That Tear-Down Could Become a Haul-Away
Saving modernist houses
Published in The New York Times, January 5, 2006

The B&B Option Is Put to the New York Test
Published in The New York Times, July 23, 2007

The Blue Moon, on Orchard Street
Published in The New York Times, June 16, 2006

The Central Park of Southern California
Published in The New York Times, February 4, 2007

The Death of Nest
A quirky magazine's farewell
Published in The New York Times, August 17, 2004

The Disappearing Las Vegas Condos
Published in The New York Times, January 29, 2006

The High Line
How Hammond and David Saved the Elevated Railway
Published in Surface, December 2004

The House That Harry Potter Built
A magical new building in SoHo
Published in The Independent on Sunday (London), July 10, 2000

The Man With the List at Architecture's Party
Profile of Reed Kroloff, an advisor to architecture competitions.
Published in The New York Times, January 11, 2003

The Men from Bubbling Magma
Climbing a volcano in Bali.
Published in The Washington Post, June 14, 1998

The Parenting of Low Expectations
Foreword to "52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom: Effective Strategies for Raising Respectful, Happy Kids" by Meg Akabas
Published in 52 Weeks of Parenting Wisdom, December 2012

The Provincetown Outflow Settles in Truro
Cape Cod's first "gay suburb"
Published in The New York Times, November 14, 2003

The Sculpture? It's Next to Home Depot
Can art save a strip shopping center from aesthetic irrelevance?
Published in The New York Times, May 15, 2004

The Town the Boom Forgot
Published in The New York Times, June 25, 2006

The World Is Going to Hear of This Boy
An interview with Leah Adler, Steven Spielberg's mother
Published in The Jewish Mothers' Hall of Fame, December 1990

The Wright Stuff, in the Japanese Heartland
Visiting the Meiji Mura Museum
Published in The New York Times, April 2, 2006

These Walls Could Talk . . .
In Salem, Witchcraft and Old Architecture
Published in The New York Times, October 12, 2007

Think Different
Tekserve, which lives the Apple slogan
Published in The New York Times, June 20, 2002

This Child Does Have Two Mothers... And a Sperm Donor with Visitation
Published in NYU Review of Law and Social Change, November 2002

This Store Sells Rice Pudding -- Nothing Else
Rice to riches? Or rice to ruin?
Published in The New York Times, March 27, 2003

Tony Goldman in Miami
An urban pioneer's new venture

Published in The New York Times, January 18, 2005

Turbulence (a play in two short acts)
Published in this website, December 2013

Turning Steel Into Lace
Living rent-free, Cal Lane makes her mark
Published in The New York Times, January 20, 2008

U.S. Flops at Shanghai Expo
Published in Los Angeles Times, August 5, 2010

Unloading His Books, But Not His Conscience
My encounter with Amazon.com
Published in The New York Times, April 11, 2002

UnSangDong Architects
2006 Design Vanguard
Published in Architectural Record, December 2006

Up in the Attic, Millennium Style
Published in The New York Times, March 29, 2007

Visiting the Barnes -- While You Still Can
Published in The New York Times, June 23, 2006

Washington Irving Didn't Sleep Here
A developer recreates Sunnyside (or tries to)
Published in The New York Times, March 16, 2003

Washington's forgotten river
Reviving the shores of the Anacostia
Published in The New York Times, March 27, 2005

What next, the Grill Room?
Published in The New York Times, March 27, 2005

When Modern Married Money
Blue blood meets white architecture in New England.
Published in The New York Times, February 3, 2002

Where Are All the 60's Buildings Going?
Baby boomers lead the charge to tear down 60's architecture
Published in The New York Times, October 31, 2004

Where New and Old Collide
Steven Holl's building for Pratt Institute in Brooklyn
Published in Metropolis, January 2006

Where the Best Antiques Can't Be Bought
A day trip to Troy, N.Y.
Published in The New York Times, April 7, 2006

White on White
Big Architecture in a Small Town
Published in Metropolitan Home, April 2002

Whither the Tent of Tomorrow?
Finally, someone's paying attention the New York State Pavilion at the 1964-65 World's Fair
Published in The New York Times, July 17, 2004

Who Should Pay for Presidential Posterity?
Endowments for the presidential libraries are coming up short
Published in The New York Times, June 10, 2004

Will the U.S. Be at the Fair?
A world's fair pavilion costs less than an Apache helicopter -- and Shanghai 2010 is approaching
Published in Architecture, August 2004

Will the U.S. Be at the Shanghai Fair?
Published in Architectural Record, December 2006

With a Diocese as a Developer, Emotions Run High in Santa Fe
Published in The New York Times, October 29, 2006

World on a String
A puppeteer copes with Parkinsons disease
Published in The New York Times, November 19, 2003

Wynn Las Vegas
A review of the $2.7 billion hotel
Published in The New York Times, July 17, 2005

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