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May 1, 2000 Issue

"The dot-com gold rush is over. It was just this moment, this crazy wild moment . . ."
-- James J. Cramer, "Pileup on the Road to El Dorado"

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FEATURES
Pileup on the Road to El Dorado
BY JAMES J. CRAMER

So maybe it wasn't Armageddon, but for many new companies (and newly minted millionaires), the April 14 market smackdown spelled the beginning of the end. Suddenly the irresistible dot-com suffix has morphed into a Don't Buy call. Just ask the founder of TheStreet.com.

Trickle-Down Theory
BY DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK

Think the city is less hooked on Wall Street than in '87? Think again. We're far more dependent, with the Street pulling in 19 percent of city earnings.

Hit Man
BY ETHAN BROWN

At age 22, producer Rodney Jerkins already has four No. 1 singles. Now he's been dispatched to bring Michael Jackson back to the studio.

When He Was Good
BY JENNIFER SENIOR

Not long ago, Philip Roth seemed to have passed his peak. But at 60, he suddenly began churning out one great novel after another, winning new readers and new respectability. His latest, The Human Stain, is due out in two weeks. Is there a Nobel in his future?

Trouble in Paradise
BY VANESSA GRIGORIADIS

Sharen Benenson wants to keep Gramercy Park private and tidily pruned. Her nemesis, National Arts Club president O. Aldon James Jr. wants to free the trees -- and open it to the public. This is not your garden-variety feud.

GOTHAM
Should Rudy be holding the keys to the city's liquor cabinet?
GOTHAM REAL ESTATE
Personal liability could change the way co-op boards do business
GOTHAM STYLE
NoLIta,the brand; gold hoopla

DEPARTMENTS
Intelligencer
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL WITH IAN SPIEGELMAN

The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY

If the Liberal Party backs Giuliani, will Gore take a pass?

Media
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

The real "market event" was a Barron's article that first hit in March

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

Nicole Farhi's blooming plates

Smart City
BY SUZANNE D'AMATO

Bathing beauties: The best suits

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

Cover story: Shopping for slipcovers, premade and custom

Beauty
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL

Hair today, gone tomorrow

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER

Remember those great old World War II action movies? U-571 does

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

Stoppard's The Real Thing brings some brains to Broadway

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS

Things get ugly when Rameau's Platée arrives at City Opera

Architecture
BY JOSEPH GIOVANNINI

Frank Gehry's Bilbao vision for the Battery

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD

Arabian Nights: Listen up

Restaurants
BY HAL RUBENSTEIN

Big-flavored, rustic dishes can be found at . . . shhh, it's a secret

Pop Music
BY ROBERT LEVINE

For Neil Young, past is prolific

CUE
Smashing Pumpkins; Craig Bierko; Stanley Kubrick

Classifieds
Strictly Personals

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