February 5, 2001 Issue
"From the moment the valet pulls open the front door, it's as if you've been invited to an A-list cocktail party."
-- "Checking Out, Checking In"
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Checking Out, Checking In
A New York hotel is far more than a place to crash. It's a stage, a social world, an art form. To bring you up to speed on the state of the art, our writers slept over at the city's highest-profile hotels -- the new breed of luxury boutiques -- rating them on everything from service, value, décor, and amenities to their celebrity quotient. Our report on fifteen hot spots, from the Hudson, where the lobby is a 24-hour nightclub, to the Library, whose rooms are organized by -- Laura Bush, take note -- the Dewey Decimal System. Plus: the best of New York's classics. And a guide to budget beds.
NY1 morning host Pat Kiernan does his own makeup, runs his own TelePrompTer, and cooks French toast for the a.m. shift at his anchor desk. But with dry delivery, an unflappable manner, and afternoon gigs on CNNfn and Canadian television, he's helped his fledgling channel grab more than its share of morning media junkies. Watch your back, Matt Lauer.
Hillary's Female Trouble
Soon after her campaign began, Hillary Clinton realized she had a problem. She couldn't win the election without strong support from women, and many women -- whether because of how she'd dealt with her husband's infidelities, or because she was perceived as cold, manipulative, grasping, or worse -- couldn't stand her. In an excerpt from his forthcoming book, Hillary's Turn, this magazine's "City Politic" columnist tells the inside story of how one of the most controversial senatorial candidates the state has ever seen won an election that was anything but a sure thing.
Protesting W.'s inauguration: New Yorkers just don't fit in at the Mall
Real Estate: Carl Swanson
Style: Amy Larocca
This Media Life
How Clinton will take advantage of his new position: celebrity-in-chief
The Bottom Line
Why smokestack stocks like steel, paper, and mining are about to explode
Sales & Bargains
Well-priced wares for Danish Modern mavens
Makeovers for men; do-it-yourself cleansers from Bliss
Faithless not up to Bergman's best
Shutterbabe: a baffling, frustrating abandonment of feminism
The aptly titled "A Great Day in New York" celebrates the city's composers
Richard Move's Martha: just short of a masterpiece
Dim Sum Go Go: dim sum done right