Michelle Padilla boasted the kind of credentials that Manhattan parents dream of: unqualified recommendations, a talent with kids, and even a book, The Official Guide to Finding a Great Nanny -- and Keeping Her, under her belt. But when Danica Cordell-Reeh decided things weren't working out, she suddenly found herself facing allegations of unthinkable child abuse -- brought by Padilla. For nine months the Upper West Side mom was allowed only supervised visits with her kids -- and she might have lost them for good if the allegations hadn't fallen apart in court.
Dripping with diamonds and teetering on Manolos, Lauren Ezersky is one of the city's most extreme fashion enthusiasts. And -- though you might not guess it from her kooky getups and Fran Drescher whine -- she's also the style world's most beloved talk-show host, coaxing fashion royalty to get real on Behind the Velvet Ropes.
With Giuliani away, the sex-club world is definitely at play. And nowhere is the new, liberated spirit more in evidence than at Johnny McGovern and Dean Johnson's gay parties -- where A-listers mingle with the cruisey masses, and "niceness is the new glamour."
Say hello to Fashion Week, a welcome break from having to think about, oh, Iraq. Now, here’s what you need to know.
Summer’s over, but the war between Hamptons renters and owners is just heating up.
The start of a brave new era in backseat entertainment?
It’s ten o’clock. Do you know where your teenager is posting her innermost thoughts?
If Columbia's journalism school wants to train officers -- not just enlisted men -- for the media wars, it'll have to move beyond reporting and writing
Bob Torricelli helped Jon Corzine bail out of Wall Street and into the Senate. Now Corzine -- and his Wall Street friends -- are putting their money to work for Torricelli.
Last Wednesday, Pataki measured himself against Abe Lincoln -- no surprise there. On Tuesday, though, he measured himself against Tom Golisano.
DKNY towels, Modelista clogs, and a new, much-improved toaster
Cool clocks for super snoozing sessions
The Banger Sisters offers a sadly sanitized look at the sixties; James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal get naughty in Secretary
An exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum laughs at Victorian -- and modern -- anxieties about going nude
Push, Nevada delivers synchronized sex and surveillance cameras -- but no closure
Coldplay's latest has little to offer -- musically or emotionally
A Three-Cornered Moon revival doesn't do justice to the Depression-era gem
Django offers the same old bistro fare in an aggressive new setting
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