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2020-12-21 00:00:00 Avenue Magazine

Avenue's Year in Review: Our 10 Most-Read Stories

Avenue's Year in Review: Our 10 Most-Read Stories

In January, Avenue‘s website relaunched offering original online stories as well as articles from our print editions. The response has been phenomenal, both from new readers and those who have enjoyed Avenue since its launch in 1976.

Below, please enjoy our top-10 most read stories from 2020.

10. The Power List 2020

There were 12 categories that made up our revamped Power List, collectively being one of our most popular features. Read the full story.

9. Tales From the Explorers Club

explorers club
Photo by Felix Kunze

Who doesn’t love a good adventure tale? The Explorers Club let Avenue into its Manhattan headquarters, which has served as a base camp of sorts for more than a century. Read the full story.

8. Aerin Lauder’s Surprising Thanksgiving Tradition in a Hamptons Log Cabin

Aerin Lauder
Lauder at home on the Upper East Side
Photo by Simon Upton

Avenue visited the gorgeous estate Aerin Lauder inherited from her grandmother, and learned more about how the designer handles the holidays. Read the full story.

7. How Brooklyn Heights Went From Bohemian Haven to Celebrity Hot Spot

Brooklyn Heights
Photo by Zihao Ling

The neighborhood has quite an interesting history — and has been home to some very interesting inhabitants. Read the full story.

6. The 14 Most Instagram-Worthy Restaurants in New York

Photo courtesy of Pietro Nolita

Oh, what a different time February 2020 was. Remember choosing restaurants based on their Instagram-worthiness alone? Read the full story.

5. Amy Hargreaves Shares Her Favorite Spots on the Upper East Side

Photo by Getty Images

Homeland and 13 Reasons Why actress Amy Hargreaves gives insider tips to find the best of the Manhattan neighborhood. Read the full story.

4. Inside Chris Benz’s Bellport Homestead

Chris Benz
Photos by Johnny Miller

This summer the former J.Crew designer took Avenue through his Bellport retreat, and talked pruning, vegetable growing, and raising rare-breed chickens. Read the full story.

3. How Coronavirus is Upending Ivy League Admissions

Photo by Aaron Burden, via Unsplash

In April, both students and parents began to worry about the long-term effects of the lockdown on students’ academic trajectories. Avenue spoke to a college admissions consultant about what to expect, and how to navigate the shifts. Read the full story.

2. The Uncommitted: New York’s Most Eligible Singles of Summer

It was a summer of socially distanced love! As a service to our single readers, we prepared this handy field guide to eligible New Yorkers. Read the full story.

1. The Trailblazers: Misty Copeland & Calvin Royal III

Photos by Peggy Sirota

The charming, talented pair were both interviewed and photographed for our debut issue. Is it any surprise that our first-ever digital cover stars would be our most popular story of the year? Read the full story.

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