January 8, 2001 Issue
"You meet all types of different people from all over the world. And for me to greet these people -- I think it's beautiful."
-- Gil Perez, doorman at Christie's, "Faces Forward"
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The story of a city is written in its faces. And in New York, more than in other American cities, you can read it, in all its amazing diversity, on every sidewalk, where the window-washer and the doorman rub elbows with the actress and the tycoon. In this issue, contributing photographer Frank W. Ockenfels 3, known for his honest, incisive celebrity portraiture, turned his camera on the people who make the city work. They're faces you'll recognize, even if you've never laid eyes on them. They're your neighbors.
This Media Life
Jeff Zucker, NBC's boy wonder, is switching to the entertainment side. But can he save prime time?
Do visions of pastries and pudding and profiteroles dance in your head? The city's best spots for sweet surrender.
Sales & Bargains
Massages that are easy on the wallet
BY PETER RAINER
Shadow of the Vampire: bloody mess; All the Pretty Horses: lyrical tedium
In The Death of Vishnu, the birth of a great novelist
Mindless fun with Pete 'n' Keely; What the Butler Saw is a rancorous failure
Remembering Charlotte Salomon
Ken Burns's Jazz: PBS plays it safe
A new twist on the classic French flavors of Le Périgord