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Ralph Gardner

November 15, 1999 | Feature
A Kindergarten Crib Sheet
November 15, 1999 | Feature
Failing at Four

Nowadays, the rat race begins in nursery school, as some parents try to boost their kids' ERB test scores by any means necessary in order to get them into the right kindergarten. Is this any way to raise our children?

June 14, 1999 | Feature
Class Struggle on Park Avenue

The Upper East Side is where those on the way up -- bidding up real estate, wearing too much jewelry -- are in constant conflict with those on the way down. A new chapter in the age-old war between new money and shabby gentility.

June 15, 1998 | Feature
Married to the Market

Their investment-banker husbands take home millions of dollars a year. They have beautiful children in private schools as well as nannies, trainers, and chauffeurs to help them live the good life. So what do they have to complain about? Plenty.

March 9, 1998 | Feature
Bash Mitzvahs!

Never have so many 13-year-olds had so much to dress up for. Some say the low-key bar mitzvah is coming back -- but not until the stock market crashes. Meanwhile, how does a quarter-million-dollar, multimedia, themed extravaganza sound? And will that be with or without the Grucci fireworks?

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