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April 12, 1999 Issue

Real Estate Mania

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FEATURES
Look -- Up in the Sky!
BY ALEX WILLIAMS

It's real-estate prices. With new condos marching across the horizon, fear of a bust is building, too. How solid is the foundation?

Indecent Proposal
BY PEGGY EDERSHEIM KALB

What will $1 million buy these days? On the Upper East Side, a poky three-bedroom facing a brick wall. In Brooklyn, Spike Lee's townhouse.

Born Again Brooklyn
BY ALEX WILLIAMS

Hordes of retailers, from national chains to East Village–y boutiques, are storming the bridges, bringing a second boom to the brownstone borough.

Tall Orders
BY ALEXANDRA LANGE

It was only a matter of time before name-brand apartments hit the market, courtesy of master builders Michael Graves and Robert A. M. Stern.

The Back Fence
We know where you live: A guide to 21 of the city's hottest neighborhoods divulges the good, the bad, and the ugly.

GOTHAM
Matador Records gets the boot; Gretchen Mol gets a makeover
GOTHAM STYLE Kosher brew; high-heel sneakers

DEPARTMENTS
The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY

Why Rudy's "one city, one standard" policy doesn't fit all

Media
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

Insider wannabe: the New York Press's Russ "Mugger" Smith

The Bottom Line
BY JAMES SUROWIECKI

Bank on it: Financial institutions are rewriting the rules themselves

The Underground Gourmet
BY JOSEPH O'NEILL

Vegetarian Indian on Amsterdam; Japanese in the Village

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

Bag to the future; combo ponchos

Smart City
BY STEPHANIE SAULMON

Horticultural secrets from the best urban gardeners in town

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

Cheap and sweaty: Inexpensive alternatives to the gym

THE ARTS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

An intimate look at friendship in the charming Dreamlife of Angels

Books
BY WALTER KIRN

East of the Mountains, a civic-minded sequel for the NPR set

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Raising the bar: The Weir is all talk and no play

Art
BY MARK STEVENS

Sigmar Polke's dotty, Dadaish works on paper

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

Leonard Slatkin continues to program the unexpected

Jazz
BY DAVID YAFFE

Downtown loves klezmer; why doesn't uptown follow suit?

CUE
New York Magazine's weekly guide to entertainment and the arts.

Intelligencer
(Gossip)

Classifieds
Strictly Personals

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