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July 19, 1999
Harvey's Next Wave

In 1967, BAM was being rented out for karate classes and marked for razing. Harvey Lichtenstein turned it into one of the world's most influential performing-arts centers. What will he do for an encore?

July 19, 1999
The Quiet Man

When a convicted sex offender moves in next door, you want to be told. That's what Megan's Law is all about. But for some offenders, it can turn the neighborhood into a powder keg. And for others, like Frank Penna, the punishment may not fit the crime at all.

July 19, 1999
Going Postal

As e-mail makes the rounds these days, we're all getting a lot more done. Or are we? The merry chatterers are torn about e-mail, the quick pick-me-up that's scarily addictive.

July 12, 1999
The High Cost of Leaving

With rent control and stabilization at death's door, landlords are giving tenants damn near anything they want to just scram.

July 12, 1999
Cho & Tell

Disappearing parents. Humiliation-by-sitcom. Nosedive into substance abuse. Comedian Margaret Cho's life is just a laugh riot.

July 12, 1999
The Outer Borough

Staten Island has long been demeaned as a provincial punch line. But flashy, independent, and unapologetically outré, it's one of the last brash outposts in an increasingly prim city.

June 21, 1999
Catalogues and Catalogue Websites
June 21, 1999
The Other Philadelphia Story

Twenty years ago, Gemini, a comedy of minors set in South Philly, gave Albert Innaurato his first (and only) Broadway hit. A new revival finds the playwright finally putting pen to paper again.

June 21, 1999
Kosovo's Unlikeliest Casualties

The extraordinary life and tragic death of David and Penny McCall, power couple -- and patron saints.

June 14, 1999
Street News

Back in New York for three sold-out shows, Pavement may be more and more popular, but they're anything but pedestrian.

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