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June 14, 1999 Issue

"You look to your left and your right, and everybody is richer than you are. You say 'We have a larger apartment,' and then you realize they have an estate in Bedford."
-- a newspaper columnist, from "Isn't It Rich?"

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FEATURES
ENVY

Isn't It Rich?
BY RALPH GARDNER JR.

Surrounded by freshly minted multimillionaires, Manhattan's merely wealthy raise their kids in Carnegie Hill apartments smaller than the ones they grew up in, struggle to pay for Brearley, and vacation on Cape Cod instead of Nantucket. A sob story for the nineties.

Spending Spree
BY RENE CHUN

Forget Gulfstreams. This year's megaconsumers demand bigger jets, smaller (chauffeur-driven) cars, and Big Sky spreads.

IPO Envy
BY ALEX WILLIAMS

Holding your head high when everyone -- everyone but you, that is -- seems to be winning the dot-com sweepstakes.

Numbers Racket
BY JENNIFER SENIOR

Around Wall Street watering holes, the much-discussed magic number -- cash-out time -- has hit $10 million or more. Problem is, these $200 million types keep upping the ante.


Grounded
BY ETHAN SMITH

Pavement's lo-fi, punk-accented first album came out when Seattle's finest ruled the charts. Four discs later, front man Steve Malkmus & Co. have refined their sound and come to an uneasy peace with being rock stars in a hip-hop world.

Invisible Man
BY MARK JACOBSON

Three days spent disappearing into the urban throng -- from Van Cortlandt Park to Harlem to Coney Island -- gives a battle-weary New Yorker back his sense of home. A meditation from the streets.

GOTHAM
The mayor and the reporters make up; Howard's unlikely gifts
GOTHAM STYLE Bust-boosting tees; disco beads

DEPARTMENTS
The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY

An appreciation of Rick Lazio, the other GOP Senate hopeful

Media
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

In the presidential preseason, the pundits work harder than the pols

The Insatiable Critic
BY GAEL GREENE

Jonathan Waxman's dreamy Tuscan fantasy at Colina

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

Utility chic: Hurricane-proof umbrellas, a tote for every occasion

Smart City
BY ROB PATRONITE

True heros: Where to savor the best Italian sandwiches

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

Beauty and the beach

THE ARTS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

Buena Vista Social Club swings; Instinct's insane

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Richard Greenberg's Hurrah at Last deserves only half a clap

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

The noirish Sorry, Wrong Number was destined to be an opera

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

Intelligencer
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