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August 2, 1999
Prince of the City

His romances, his wedding, his bar exam, his career, were national news. Living here in Manhattan, though, he was anything but a prisoner of his fame (sometimes, he even enjoyed it). Friends, neighbors, and colleagues remember the man they knew.

July 26, 1999
The Big Fix

When time seems to have run out on your heirloom clock or the warped Georgian secretary has left you unglued, these masters of the broken arts will return them to pristine condition.

July 19, 1999
Barnes & Noble's Jekyll and Hyde

You've heard of the bad Len Riggio, bludgeoning publishers, strangling independent bookstores. The good Len Riggio funds schools, museums, and libraries and says his evil side is a figment of his enemies' imaginations.

July 12, 1999
Crashing the Party

The convention's more than a year away, but the Gore and Bradley camps are already waging a townhouse-to-townhouse fund-raising war in Manhattan. Gore may have the Establishment clout, but Bradley's got the excitement. . . . Say what?

June 28, 1999
Aimless Rider in Topless Car

Five swell convertibles that just needed to be taken out for long, long rides.

June 28, 1999
Helluva Summer

Murder, drugs, group sex, Reggie Jackson, and wall-to-wall disco: Sounds like New York in 1977. Welcome to Spike Lee's idea of fun.

June 28, 1999
Ricky Gets Real

Pop's freshest prince holds forth on music, Madonna, fame, freedom, and fear. (Did we mention sex?)

June 28, 1999
Gorillas in our Midst

Being a celebrity gorilla isn't easy. But with the help of a posh new African-style habitat, a new flame, and his family, the Bronx Zoo's Timmy is getting his life together.

June 28, 1999
Water Tables

New York has never been known for its waterfront dining. But with some new options along the shore -- and some irresistible old favorites -- the tide is starting to turn.

June 21, 1999
The Drudge Report

The white-shoe firms are making more money than ever, but success bears an onerous price tag. It's the blood, sweat, and tears -- outrageous hours and brutal infighting -- that have made practicing law no fun anymore.

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