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May 3, 1999 Issue

Best of New York

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FEATURES
The Best of New York

Once again, New York's finest (not to say bravest), with some boldfaced backup, combed the city, testing, touching, and tasting, to positively I.D. the best of everything.

Food
From double-chocolate cookies to velvety black cod, you need never suffer a mediocre mouthful again.

Services
Moths dining on your gabardine? Chippendale warped? Windows so grimy your room with a view isn't? Help is at the ready.

Nightlife
Barhopping high points. The pick of the dance parties. From swing dancing to swinger action.

Shopping
Culling life's necessities: strappy stilettos, antique eyewear, cozy cashmere, edible kitty litter.

Kid Stuff
Clip joints, Broadway eateries, music lessons to satisfy your inner Harold Hill, and more.

Beauty
Full-body pampering, right down to sidewalk-weary feet.

Leisure
Intriguing places to be seen (or not), from Savion Glover's tap class to the Enrico Caruso Museum.

GOTHAM
Martha Stewart guts a masterpiece; Israeli peaceniks
GOTHAM STYLE Desserts with a green thumb; a fledgling fashion visionary.

DEPARTMENTS
The Sporting Life
BY CHRIS SMITH

Darryl Strawberry has been used as a symbol of baseball’s decline and rebirth. What now?

Class Action
BY ROBERT KOLKER

The principal of the thing: bringing big names and big money to the public schools

Cityside
BY MARK JACOBSON

The valedictory of a self-proclaimed "jazz fossil"

The Insatiable Critic
BY GAEL GREENE

John Tesar goes global with the Dining Room; Tabla on the cheap

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

Sweep in style; eggs zapped; discreet diaries

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

$9.99 wine; frames by Calvin Klein

THE ARTS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

Pushing Tin doesn't fly; an anti-high-school high-school flick

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Frank Wildhorn's Broadway hat trick is nothing to sing about

Art
BY MARK STEVENS

The Whitney's "American Century": a lot more pop than art

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

Lauren Flanigan enters the pantheon with a glorious Intermezzo

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS

Knock-kneed: Eliot Feld's well-meaning Ballet Tech lacks rigor

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

Hard rain: Noah's Ark as a special-effects spectacular

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

Intelligencer
(Gossip)

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