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January 10, 2000 Issue

"I never met these people before, and now I'm peeing with them."
-- Gibbie, a Times Square reveler, "Big Bash Theory"

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COVER STORY
Big Bash Theory

From Times Square to Jimmy's Bronx Cafe to Studio 54 to the streets of Crown Heights, the story of the party to end all parties, in words and pictures.

Take My Wife...
BY HELEN THORPE

German-born literature professor Ernestine Schlant is not at all what most Americans think of when they think of a First Lady. But she's turning out to be husband Bill Bradley's secret weapon.

Brasserie Tack
BY MERYL GORDON

Who'd have thought the city's first true twenty-first-century restaurant would turn out to be the Brasserie, the sixties-era eatery that fell off the radar long before it was shuttered in 1995? Now it's been resurrected by Restaurant Associates honcho Nick Valenti.

Kid Rocks
BY LOGAN HILL

Chris Cuomo -- New York's favorite political son and hottest bachelor -- segues smoothly to the Gen-X beat on 20/20.

GOTHAM
Why today's crime drought could lead to a future deluge; the Playboy bunny goes clubbing
GOTHAM STYLE What's in the bag for 2000

DEPARTMENTS
Media
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

Foolhardy predictions, from Amazon's fate to Gore's coup

The Bottom Line
BY STEVE BODOW

The resurgence of haggling: why Wall Street loves dynamic pricing

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

Tile style; woven-leather carry-ons; a sweetly silly nursery clock

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

Fashion's dirty joke: seriously messed-up jeans

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

A schmaltzy script KO's Denzel Washington's Hurricane

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

An updated Amadeus still seems contrived; Waiting in the Wings has waited long enough

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

John Harbison's The Great Gatsby could become a modern classic

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS

The Ailey's glorious dancing deserves better choreography

Insatiable Critic
BY GAEL GREENE

We'll always have Paris -- so long as we have Keith McNally

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

Intelligencer
(Gossip)

Classifieds
Strictly Personals

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