September 4, 2000 Issue
"I never think about where to go; I just go there."
-- Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, on Da Silvano, "The Gang's All Here"
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|FEATURES||A Home in Your Range|
BY ALLEN SALKIN
So you missed affordable SoHo by twenty years, Park Slope by six, and the Lower East Side by two. Get over it. On the market right now, in areas within easy reach of Manhattan, are stately town houses and charming Victorians that can be had for as little as $220,000 -- no, that is not a misprint.
The Gang's All Here
Where do Madonna, Joan Didion, Calvin Klein, and Brad Pitt go for pasta and TLC? To Da Silvano on Sixth Avenue, where they can be doted on by mercurial owner Silvano Marchetto, who has managed to build a superheated restaurant almost without hype, and no, that's not a misprint, either.
A graphic (and, of course, slightly gothic) tale of coming of age and coming out, Christopher Rice's debut, A Density of Souls, is described by Anne Rice as "devastating as well as brave." Who would argue with Mom?
Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar and Grill and fellow chefs from March, Union Square Cafe, and Clementine spend a Sunday on the East End clamming, fishing, digging, picking fresh produce, and putting together a spectacular end-of-summer meal. A diary of their busman's holiday, complete with recipes.
Patrick Ewing's P.R. foul-out; the down-low on the maker of Dark Days d
GOTHAM REAL ESTATE
Meet your new Fortune 500 neighbor
The hand-woven Nike slip-on: fall's most coveted shoe
The National Interest
The quadrennial debating game: So far, Bush and Gore have stuck to their roles
What brought on the revival of political speeches? Blame Bill
Noteworthy stationery from Tiffany; Chinese minimalism
Getting pretty, fast: eleventh-hour tailors, stylists, and makeup artists
Sales & Bargains
Attention all bag ladies: where to find vintage Gucci and Dior purses and clutches
BY PETER RAINER
Akira Kurosawa's final film is a vivid meditation on mortality
Vampires, private-school girls, and other supernatural beings
Surprise: a Julius Caesar in the Park that respects the Bard
Hare's breadth: the playwright's revealing Israeli sojourn
The Underground Gourmet
Imported Italian chefs make Gnocco taste like the real thing