July 17, 2000 Issue
"There's no doubt in my mind that he did this."
-- Steven Brown, "Long Island Murder Mystery"
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BY SANDY SOULE
A Victorian beach town or a working farm? A colonial tavern or a contemporary ranch? Winery tour or tubing on the Delaware? If your ideal getaway is anywhere the Hamptons Jitney doesn't stop, our survey of the 30 best bed-and-breakfasts within easy driving range of the city -- from the Jersey shore to the Berkshires and beyond -- will take you there.
Long Island Murder Mystery
Two and a half years after Steven Brown's parents were found in their Suffolk County home, viciously beaten and murdered, the police still haven't made an arrest. But they do have a suspect. And in the hopes of reviving a stalled investigation, Brown has filed an unprecedented civil suit against that suspect. He is Harvey Brown, Steven's older brother.
When X-Men opens in theaters Friday, the rest of the world will discover what legions of teenage fans -- and more than a few men in their thirties -- have enjoyed for years: the angst-ridden aesthetic of the most popular comic-book franchise in the world. Its secret origin lies in the work of Chris Claremont, who drew on his powers as a Method actor to conceive a grandiose epic that stretched over seventeen years. In the end, his greatest enemy was the marketplace.
Playing chess with Sting; Paul Sevigny, brother of Chloe, has his fifteen minutes
GOTHAM REAL ESTATE
The Grand Street Co-ops flip their lids: Onetime socialist enclave enters the free market
Eyelash hair extensions
The Bottom Line
How to buy into the demand for high-speed Web access
Can John Evans and Tony Hendra, two old-media geezers, save the book biz?
How Tommy Hilfiger lost his street (and Street) cred
A choose-your-own-kitchen adventure; flip-flops for 4-year-olds
Sales & Bargains
Slinky, strappy, sexy: Sundresses are the warm-weather staple
BY BETH LANDMAN KEIL
Little clutches and purses with equally small price tags
Bruce Willis's inner child isn't much fun to play with
Two masters at the Met: one soberly simple, the other profoundly shallow
Columbus Circle finally gets the building it deserves (almost)
Who was really behind the Atlanta child murders?
An open-door policy and great food rule Rao's new Theater District offshoot