March 4, 2002 Issue
"It's become virtually impossible to fight the system."
-- Joel Rudin, "No Defense"
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BY MARION MANEKER
Culinarily, the Upper West Side has long had a reputation as being a cab ride away from civilization. But that was before Tom Valenti, hunting for an apartment, realized that what he really wanted on the West Side was a restaurant. Now, as Valenti's Ouest serves inspired comfort food to the neighborhood's media-and-publishing A-list, he is comforting the families of food-service workers killed on September 11 by co-heading the Windows of Hope Fund. Plus: Raisfeld & Patronite on the best of the rest of West Side restaurants.
This Media Life
The City Politic
The National Interest
BY RIMA SUQI
Canvas flasks, vintage vinyl bowls, and recyclable Campers
Plus: Best Bets Daily