April 17, 2000 Issue
"I've got two younger brothers, and they're like, 'I've got 30,000 shares of stock options.' What did I do wrong?"
-- A 31-year-old advertising executive, "It's Not Easy Being X"
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|FEATURES||It's Not Easy Being X|
BY ALEX WILLIAMS
Everybody warned Gen-Xers they'd be worse off than their parents; nobody mentioned they'd also get creamed by their ambitious, technologically savvy younger siblings. Thanks to the Internet, the cult of youth is more potent than ever, and devotees -- panicked that they'll be over the hill by 35 -- are fighting to retain their membership cards. And their options.
It was twenty years ago that transit cop Vinny Davis first crossed paths with a jailed wiseguy wannabe named Richie Sabol. At the time, Sabol was harassing Davis's fiancée, who happened to be his ex-girlfriend. But for Davis, what started as an instinctive effort to protect his wife evolved into an obsession that outlasted his marriage and landed him in the middle of a major mob sting. Now it's the cop who's on trial.
Fitness mavens used to consider plastic surgery the last resort of the weak, the obese, and the lazy. But a growing number of personal trainers are feeling the burn -- of the liposuction wand. Some Manhattan surgeons get 20 percent of their business from professional thigh masters.
When Brooklyn homeboy turned club impresario Chris Paciello arrived in Miami's Washington Avenue demimonde, he had it all: good looks, business savvy, boldface friends like Madonna -- and a reputation for beating up hulking professional athletes. Now federal prosecutors say he not only knocked a few heads but helped his buddies pump a bullet into one.
Mary Boone's ex opens his own space; Miami hogs our ecstasy
GOTHAM REAL ESTATE
Chuck Knoblauch looks down on Murray Hill; pools are for fools
Blue-chip picks and margin calls from Seventh Avenue analysts
Does Stephen King's cyber smash foreshadow the death of the book
The Bottom Line
The big sell-off: A white-knuckle account
Going onesies one better
Vintage maps of New York City
Sales & Bargains
Luxe health clubs, free for a day
BY PETER RAINER
Eccentric lives: Stanley Tucci unearths Joe Gould's Secret
The creepy Hologram Theory is at best two-dimensional; don't expect much from What You Get and What You Expect
The New Museum's "Picturing the Modern Amazon" is better sociology, or maybe comedy, than it is art
The Corner pays a convincing visit to the mean streets of Baltimore
The Underground Gourmet
Sandwich Planet is out of this world; City Bakery is up there