April 16, 2001 Issue
"I'm not a positive guy. My intensity is my greatest strength. It's also my greatest weakness."
-- Jeff Van Gundy, "All Work, No Play"
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If I Were a Rich Mayor
BY MERYL GORDON
Michael Bloomberg's got a billion-dollar financial-news empire, private jets, a helicopter he flies himself, art-filled homes in London and Bermuda -- and a burning ambition to be mayor. But can this famously thin-skinned media CEO thrive under the media's microscope? And is the city ready to vote for a man who's running as a Republican only because he knew he couldn't win as a Democrat? The first in-depth profile about the billionaire who would be mayor.
Certain well-heeled Manhattan parents will stop at nothing to get their child into one of the country's top colleges. That's why 33-year-old independent college-guidance counselor Katherine Cohen ("Boys lust after her," says a colleague, "and girls want to be her") gets away with charging $28,995 per student. Some accuse her of "packaging" her charges. "What I call it," she says, "is making sure their authentic voices come through."
All Work, No Play
Think Jeff Van Gundy's game-day repertoire of sulks, angry pouts, and intense tirades lightens up when he's away from the court? Think again. The Knicks coach takes losing hard. And winning hard. And living hard. Which is the secret of his success.
This year's European shows were full of drama, on the runways and off. With big-name designers jumping ship and replacements eager to prove their mettle at some of the most renowned fashion houses, anything, it seemed, could happen -- and it did.
This Media Life
Is Andrew Cuomo the Real Thing?
The National Interest
Even liberals no longer feel liberal guilt -- and even conservatives should feel bad about that.
BY RIMA SUQI
Pop Art totes, dessert plates by Calvin, and toothbrush holders for tots
Sales & Bargains
Upscale pedicures at clipped prices
High-tech workout alternatives
Blow won't get you high
The Bible provides fodder for two new books: one insipid, one inspiring
Even a lackluster production can't ruin Sondheim's Follies
The Japan Society takes us inside the mind of Frank Lloyd Wright
Holly Hunter wins the title as Billie Jean King
Springsteen's latest live album: You still had to be there
Enjoying the atmosphere at the Park