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August 19, 2002 Issue

"He's the Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise of the polo world. With his openness and willingness to smile and talk to everyone, Nacho draws you into the sport."
-- R. Couri Hay, "Game Boys"

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FEATURES
Game Boys
BY SARAH BERNARD
Forget Brazilian supermodels. It's the Argentine polo players -- they only look like they jumped out of a Ralph Lauren ad -- who have made the Mercedes-Benz Polo Challenge the Hamptons' hottest sporting-cum-social event. Behind the scenes with Nacho, Tincho, Mariano, and the obsessed East Enders who pay a king's ransom to play with them.

First Among Piers
BY MARK JACOBSON
A half-century after Budd Schulberg immortalized the New York harbor in On the Waterfront, a recent bust of hoods with all-too-familiar names proves corruption never goes out of style. Now 88 and feisty as ever, Schulberg prowls the docks that made him more than a contendah and recalls the days of Brando and Sammy Glick -- not to mention Joe McCarthy.

Love Shack
BY WENDY GOODMAN
As a rock icon and a thrift-store junkie, Fred Schneider of the B-52's needed a home that could comfortably house not only him but tens of thousands of records, collections of pottery, and all the other loot (gooney birds, first editions) he'd picked up on the road. The result? A surprisingly streamlined Chelsea loft as eclectic as the man himself.

GOTHAM
Trade Imbalance
By offering to swap ground zero for the airports, does Bloomberg risk giving the city's old nemesis too much Authority?
Freudian Snips
Art Clans: Like Father, Like Daughter?
Shul for Scandal
Raptionary

DEPARTMENTS
Letters

Intelligencer
BY MARC S. MALKIN

The Business Class
BY LANDON THOMAS JR.
Disgraced Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski's election to the board of the Whitney Museum -- just months before his indictment -- shows how fierce the competition is for big-money donors

Celebrity City
BY ANDREW GOLDMAN
We're happy that he's happy. But we're not sure about Paul McCartney's new wife, Heather Mills. The British tabloids, which used to be her biggest champion, are disenchanted, and there are nagging questions about her charity.

MARKETPLACE
Best Bets
BY RIMA SUQI
Tumi diaper bags, beading kits, and Chuck Taylors by John Varvatos
Plus: Best Bets Daily

Sales & Bargains
Bold bowls for your pampered pooch
Plus: Daily Sales Update

THE CRITICS
Movies
BY PETER RAINER
Neil LaBute's Possession lacks the force of the original novel; Clint Eastwood attacks aging in Blood Work

Theater
BY JOHN SIMON
Stanley Tucci and Edie Falco fit the bill as Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Harlem Song falls flat at the Apollo

Art
BY MARK STEVENS
MoMA QNS fails as a visit-worthy venue; a Jewish Museum exhibit captures the ever-changing face of New York

Underground Gourmet
BY ROBIN RAISFELD & ROB PATRONITE
Enjoying the understated Italian excellence at Crispo

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

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