December 10, 2001 Issue
"You have to stop acting like you died. You didn't die. You have to live."
-- Howard Lutnick, "The Changed Man"
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Less: The New More
BY SARAH BERNARD AND RALPH GARDNER JR.
Last week, the experts told us we were in a recession -- tell us something we didn't know. Economic bad news has been exploding around the city since well before September 11, with layoffs, decimated 401Ks, and shrinking bonuses. As the city struggles to live with less, we asked our neighbors -- from bankers and lawyers to bartenders and actresses -- to tell us what they're doing to downsize their lives (giving up trainers, shrinks, Park Slope floor-throughs) and, temporarily, their dreams (changing careers, selling country houses, even moving back in with mom and dad). PLUS: Personal-finance strategies to help you deal with the downturn: Managing Your Mortgage and Real Estate: To Buy Or Not To Buy?
The Changed Man
This Media Life
The Bottom Line
The Naked City
BY RIMA SUQI
Swarovski menorah candles, knit bags, and Christmas stockings for your pet
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