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March 23, 1998 Issue

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FEATURES
BY WENDY GOODMAN
House Wares
How the owners of the city’s designer-furniture stores take their work home with them.

Vive la Provenance
Dealer Louis Bofferding’s apartment is his showroom for extravagant furnishings with spectacular histories.

The Rise of Troy
Steel tables and fiber-optics: Troy Halterman’s tech without the chill.

Gray Lair
Gray Gardens’s Jennifer Jager layers her den with brocades and paintings.

Far East Village
The owner of Geomancy mixes exotic furniture and exquisite clutter.

A Study in Scarlet
Forty One’s Liz O’Brien showcases a few of her store’s theatrical pieces.

White Palace
A skylit duplex hosts modern romantic French pieces from Intérieurs.

Living Prouvé
Paris in the fifties: The De Beyries’ showroom for French modernism is also their living room.

Hunting Ground
VICTORIA C. ROWAN

The eccentric shops where stylists, art directors, decorators, and the buyers for uptown emporia go for finds -- and so can you.

Notice of Eviction
BY CRAIG BROMBERG

A bizarre tale of money, drugs, and rent stabilization: Did a popular Ludlow Street landlord really plot to kill two tenants?

GOTHAM
A guerrilla restaurateur builds an empire; meet New York’s jury; the Parks Department hates this weather
GOTHAM STYLE An upscale alternative to the Jitney

DEPARTMENTS
Cityside
BY CHRIS MITCHELL

Rudy Crew’s campaign to get the public schools some bounce from the Wall Street boom

Media
BY SARAH KERR

Diagnosis as demographic: The rise of Mamm and Poz as illness-specific magazines

The Underground Gourmet
BY PETER KAMINSKY

Argentine grilling on Ninth Avenue; East Side empanadas

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

Perfect finds that are smaller than a breadbox

Sales & Bargains
BY ONDINE COHANE

The Triple Pier Expo opens; Montis’s closeout sale

THE ARTS
Movies
BY DAVID DENBY

In Primary Colors, the president is all slob genius and no leader

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

A bloody awful Macbeth

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS

Paul Taylor’s ingenious neo-tango; Doug Varone’s Bel Canto sings

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

Jews and the movies: a documentary

Pop Music
BY ETHAN SMITH

Elliott Smith goes from Brooklyn to Oscar night

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