NPM starter template error

What I Wanted to Do

Ionic start myApp tabs

What Happened Instead

npm ERR! cb() never called!

npm ERR! This is an error with npm itself. Please report this error at:
npm ERR! https://npm.community

npm ERR! A complete log of this run can be found in:
npm ERR! /Users/ethanwiseman/.npm/_logs/2019-09-10T00_57_28_477Z-debug.log
[ERROR] An error occurred while running subprocess npm.

    npm i exited with exit code 1.

Reproduction Steps

Details

I am trying to start a new app from the tab template.

Platform Info

$ npm --versions
{ npm: '6.9.0',
  ares: '1.15.0',
  brotli: '1.0.7',
  cldr: '35.1',
  http_parser: '2.8.0',
  icu: '64.2',
  modules: '64',
  napi: '4',
  nghttp2: '1.39.2',
  node: '10.16.3',
  openssl: '1.1.1c',
  tz: '2019a',
  unicode: '12.1',
  uv: '1.28.0',
  v8: '6.8.275.32-node.54',
  zlib: '1.2.11' }
$ node -p process.platform
darwin```

Would you please upload the log file?

/Users/ethanwiseman/.npm/_logs/2019-09-10T01_30_45_091Z-debug.log

Start a reply, and use the upload button to attach the file. Picture here: Type ERROR -Unhandled rejection Error: EISDIR: illegal operation on a directory at Error (native)

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