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March 11, 2002 Issue

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Real Estate 2002
What's Happening Now
September 11 and the recession were supposed to bring a measure of affordability back to the real-estate market. In recent months, bargain hunters have been packing open houses -- but finding few bargains. Christopher Bonanos on why the real-estate bubble is still almost fully inflated. That is, unless you're renting.

Movin' On Up
In New York's ever-gentrifying landscape, Laurie Sandell gives the lowdown on five neighborhoods to look out for.

The New Deal
Ever wondered what your broker says behind your back? Sarah Bernard breaks down the Real-Estate Rules.

A TriBeCa Tale
Before September 11, TriBeCa was developing a distinctly well-fed, Upper East Side vibe. But September 11, writes Robert Kolker, made the hot neighborhood of the nineties question its identity. And the results aren't entirely negative.

Battery Power
What happens to a neighborhood whose backyard is ground zero? Sarah Bernard reports on breakthrough prices -- and pioneering spirit -- in Battery Park City.

2002 Hunting Guide
Need to get a fix on the market? Where to look depends on what you're looking for -- from studio apartment to loft to townhouse. We tell you where to focus your search -- and where you're wasting your time -- in each of eight categories, from starter to luxury.

Let Him Off Downtown
BY JAY CHESHES
Jimmy Rodriguez made the Bronx an A-list nightlife destination with his Jimmy's Bronx Cafe. Then he took on Harlem. Now he's opening a bar and restaurant in a neighborhood that's his idea of downtown -- 57th Street. It doesn't pay to underestimate Jimmy. But can he lure the mix of celebs, pols, and athletes who've kept his uptown clubs jumping to the sleepy East Side?

GOTHAM
Enronathon
Young Fortune reporter Bethany McLean broke the Enron story first, right? Not so fast, says the Wall Street Journal.
Black Hawk Frowns
Eating Green
Church Sale
Take a Vow
GOTHAM STYLE
Amy Larocca

DEPARTMENTS
Letters

Intelligencer
BY MARC S. MALKIN

The Bottom Line
BY JAMES J. CRAMER
Money talks: hosting a radio show when all the callers are livid

This Media Life
BY MICHAEL WOLFF
In which the author bags the biggest game -- Rupert Murdoch -- at the ted Conference

The Business Class
BY LANDON THOMAS JR.
Can Teddy Forstmann bluster his way out of billions in bad investments?

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY RIMA SUQI
Birthday books, computer backpacks
Plus: Best Bets Daily

Sales & Bargains
Discounted dye jobs to die for
Plus: Daily Sales Update

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER
Self-righteous patriotism in We Were Soldiers; a spiritless Borstal Boy

Books
BY DANIEL MENDELSOHN
Claire Marvel fails to deliver the most gripping part of obsession: the obsessor

Art
BY MARK STEVENS
Artemisia Gentileschi steals the show at a new father-daughter Baroque exhibit

Television
BY JOHN LEONARD
Two angles on the Matthew Shepard story, each completed by the other

Classical Music
BY PETER G. DAVIS
The Munich Philharmonic is effective but not emotional under James Levine

Jazz
BY DAVID YAFFE
Two tributes to Charles Mingus: one raw, one reverential

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON
Eve Ensler's Necessary Objects is too American for its own good

Restaurants
BY ADAM PLATT
Enjoying the elegant offerings (and artwork) at Sotheby's Bid

CUE
Top Five
Movies
Music & Nightlife
Theater
Art
Kids
Classical & Dance
The Mix

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