December 18, 2000 Issue
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The New York Awards
New Yorkers love a winner. Just ask the Yankees, or Hillary. And with our fifth annual New York Awards we celebrate ten of this year's champions, from every field: Mob mother Edie Falco and Mary-Louise Parker, Proof's genius daughter. Designer-with-a-conscience Kenneth Cole and rock bard Lou Reed. Rookie of the Year chef Wylie Dufresne and comic up-and-comer Jimmy Fallon. Internet crusader Darien Dash and community builder Brad Lander. Mets miracle worker John Franco. And the king of the city himself: Regis Philbin. And that's our final answer.
Laid out on a numbered grid, New York is a snap to navigate. But the city we really inhabit can't be found on a map. To live here for any length of time is to develop a highly personal set of landmarks. For this issue, New Yorkers of all stripes -- from John Updike to Moby, Monica Lewinsky to Arthur Miller -- talk about the places that tell their own stories. Think of it as a psychic guidebook to the city. It's a place you'll recognize.
The Bottom Line
The mutual-fund romance has soured; time to make up or break up
This Media Life
W. stole Florida. Why don't we care?
A look back at the ads that blew up -- and bombed -- in the year 2000
BY RIMA SUQI
A travel agent for every trip
Sales & Bargains
Holiday decorating on the cheap
Hermès lips; deprivation-tank redux
Hanks is too honest for the feel-good Cast Away; Proof of Life is D.O.A.
Flawed bio reveals flawed Wilde
Seussical does Seuss a disservice
A Barenboim blitz has quantity, not quality; Zandonai outshines his era
Men's Stories is a win; Varone's latest is neither here nor there
Inconsistent brilliance at Bayard's