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June 12, 2000 Issue

"Life's been good to me, and I felt somewhat disconnected. I feel so darn lucky that I don't want to be a greedy pig."
-- Bob Pittman, "Venture Charity"

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FEATURES
Venture Charity
BY MERYL GORDON

A decade ago, three young-gun investment bankers turned off by the stuffiness of the benefit scene decided the New Economy needed a New Charity to go with it. The results? A foundation run more like a hedge fund. With some heavy lifting from John F. Kennedy Jr. and other celebrity board members (not to mention music by the Who), the Robin Hood Foundation has become so hot, it's the New Establishment.

Just the FAQs, Ma'am
BY MICHAEL WOLFF

A home with five computers, four cell phones, two Palm Pilots, and assorted printers, scanners, and other digital paraphernalia demands a chief information officer to support them. That would be Mom.

I Type, Therefore IM
BY RALPH GARDNER JR.

Now that the kids have instant messaging, it's as if a hundred of their closest friends are crowded into the family room.

The China Club
BY STEVE FISHMAN

While thousands of orphaned Chinese babies have become adopted New Yorkers, their new parents have been busy adopting Chinese culture to make their daughters feel at home.

Father Figures
BY MAER ROSHAN

Jesse Green and Dan Savage on the pleasures of gay parenting and the anxiety it causes in others -- including other gay men.

Dining Family-Style
BY JULIA MOSKIN

Dining out is every New York parent's dream -- and nightmare. Three cardinal rules for taking the tribe out to eat -- and where to apply them.

GOTHAM
Silicon Alley rips a trail through the garment district; will Rudy Revised finally set foot in Harlem?
GOTHAM REAL ESTATE
Un-subdividing: What happens when more multimillionaires chase fewer full-floor apartments.

GOTHAM STYLE
Haute flip-flops; beer with a twist

DEPARTMENTS
Intelligencer
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL WITH IAN SPIEGELMAN

The City Politic
BY MICHAEL TOMASKY

Rick Lazio's convention speech could easily have been delivered by Hillary Clinton

The Bottom Line
BY JAMES J. CRAMER

Tech stocks may be dead, but other bull markets abound

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY CORKY POLLAN

The perfect gift for a bird-watcher; Burberry beach towels

Sales & Bargains
BY SHYAMA PATEL

Summer is turning into fashion's blue period as turquoise takes off

THE CRITICS
Theater
BY JOHN SIMON

The RSC's nightmare of a Dream; Anonymous makes a name for Glen Merzer

Art
BY MARK STEVENS

The Brooklyn Museum struggles to serve two masters

The Underground Gourmet
BY ROB PATRONITE & ROBIN RAISFELD

A soulful Egyptian café is an oasis in Queens; ethereal falafel in the financial district

CUE
Al Green comes to Central Park; the Bryant Park Film Festival; Citymeals-on-Wheels throws a barbecue; the Toyota Comedy Festival

Classifieds
Strictly Personals

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