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Max Power points out that an NYT writer recently expensed approximately $5,000 for a Travel Section article on "luxury in New York." "A $322 dinner at Lespinasse merited a whole sentence, a $102 afternoon tea half a sentence, but the $150 worth of massages at the St. Regis got edited out."
Our next query letter: "Dear Howell, We all suspect that the real fuctional differences between the Gulfstream V and Lear 25 are miniscule but are they really? Gawker proposes a 2,500 word article in which we take the G5 for brunch in Monaco and the Lear for early-evening dancing in Rio de Janiero."
A buffet of luxury in New York [NYT]
The Perqs of Writing for the NYTimes [Max Power]