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March 6, 2000 Issue

"There was Wall Street and Bret Easton Ellis, and that was a Moment in Time. Now there's the Internet -- me, us, this -- and it is a Moment in Time."
-- Razorfish co-founder Craig Kanarick, "The Alley Cats"

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COVER STORY
The Alley Cats
BY VANESSA GRIGORIADIS

Back when Silicon Alley was still lower Broadway, a small group of friends drank together, dated one another, and dreamed about making media work on the Web. They grew into a new Establishment, the intellectual center of New York's new economy. One of them is worth more than $80 million. Another lives with two roommates in the East Village.

The Spoilers, and the Spoiled
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY

On the court, Bill Bradley favored a subtle elbow to the ribs. If he'd campaigned that way against Al Gore, next week's primary might look like more of a nail-biter. John McCain, on the other hand, has been anything but subtle. Can the pro-Bush state party keep the faithful in line?

Just Say Nyet
BY DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK

The day Times reporter Tim O'Brien broke the Bank of New York money-laundering story, he met what seemed to be a dream Russian source. Instead, it was the beginning of a relationship worthy of Dostoevsky -- one that would take months to untangle.

GOTHAM
The NYPD's new post, West Africa; McCain as Bulworth
GOTHAM STYLE The lifestyle-boutique boom on Orchard Street

DEPARTMENTS
Intelligencer
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL

Media
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

Fed up with class, the networks go mass, with game shows for the silent majority of losers

Real Estate
BY PEGGY EDERSHEIM KALB

Brokers are going all-out on their Websites -- driving the market to an even higher state of frenzy

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

Louis Vuitton travel guides; smart dumbbells

Smart City
BY ROSE-ANNE CLERMONT

Beyond man-with-van: the city's best moving resources

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

Affordable alternatives to snakeskin, the season's hottest leather

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

Michael Douglas delivers a hilarious rendition of the lit life

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

After 50 years, The Time of the Cuckoo still enchants

Classical Music
BY JOHN SIMON

The Met makes an unhappy mess of The Merry Widow

Dance
BY TOBI TOBIAS

BAM salutes black contributions to modern dance

Pop Music
BY ETHAN BROWN

Three new albums expand the frontiers of pop

The Restaurants
BY HAL RUBENSTEIN

Hamming it up at Douglas Rodriguez's latest restaurant

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