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April 2, 2001
The Battle of Carnegie Hill

On the surface, it's a classic showdown between homeowners resistant to change and neighbors intent on improving what is, after all, their own property. But up where Andrew Carnegie built his mansion, the ranks of the preservationist army include Kevin Kline, Paul Newman, and the Patton of the perambulator set, Woody Allen.

March 26, 2001
The Whitney's Digital Sampler

Tech-savvy artists are painting with keyboards, sculpting with software, and avoiding natural light -- it interferes with their plasma screens. Now they're being welcomed by the Whitney Museum. Can they bring the art world up to code?

March 26, 2001
Waiting for Godoff

Who is Ann Godoff? At 30, the president of Random House was an aimless temp. At 40, she was quietly editing for the two biggest party boys in publishing. By 50, she'd beaten all comers to lead the most important imprint in the book business. How'd she do it? Well, she doesn't want to talk about it.

March 19, 2001
Prognosis Positive

There's never been a better time to go to the doctor. Each day brings new diagnostic tools, safer drugs, shorter recovery times, and a deeper understanding of some of the most feared killers, like cancer. In New York (no surprise) an unparalleled concentration of the top docs, schools, hospitals, and scientists has revved up the rate at which discoveries are made. So here are ten homegrown medical breakthroughs that will soon be out of the lab and into your doctor's office. Say ahhh.

March 19, 2001
Stephon Vs. the Curse

Since the Nets traded Dr. J back in the seventies, the team has been plagued with injuries, drug problems, bad draft picks, even deaths. Now comes Coney Island's Stephon Marbury, potentially the greatest point guard the city has produced. But is he good enough to save the Nets?

March 19, 2001
And the Whiner Is . . .

An Oscar nomination and a new play opening this week haven't exactly cheered up crabby writer-director Kenneth Lonergan. For one thing, he doesn't have time for Ping-Pong anymore.

March 12, 2001
Who Killed the Gangster's Daughter?

Writer Susan Berman, whose devoted circle of intimates included real-estate scion Bobby Durst, didn't discover her roots as a Mafia princess until a freewheeling stint at New York in the seventies. Her father died of natural causes, but she was murdered, gangland-style, in L.A. just before Christmas -- leaving questions worthy of one of her own mysteries.

February 26, 2001
Christian Curry's Naked Ambition

It's been a whirl of stretch limos, Veuve Clicquot, and $1,000-a-plate charity dinners for Christian Curry ever since his scandalous case with Morgan Stanley was settled. So what if the firm claims they didn't pay him a dime? He's the life of the party.

February 26, 2001
Steve Madden: Crisis of the Sole

The Long Island shoe salesman who built an empire by catering to the tastes of teenage girls is facing the toughest challenge of his life: an indictment for stock fraud. Who's testifying against him? Only his former best friend.

February 5, 2001
Morning Star

While Matt and Katie grip and grin, NY1's Pat Kiernan is winking at the weather and smirking at the dailies. Meet the media junkies' morning addiction.

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