Living in New York City is a unique financial challenge. And when it comes to money, New Yorkers tend to face the same financial hurdles as they get older. One minute, you're struggling to pay for a Sex and the City social life on an assistant's salary. The next, you're worrying about the cost of private school or a weekend place or -- gulp -- a divorce lawyer. (And, of course, who doesn't feel guilty about taxicabs?) Herewith, some of the predictable crises in the financial lives of New Yorkers -- and how your neighbors are weathering them.
In her 50 years in fashion, Diana Vreeland preached reinvention relentlessly -- and practiced it, too. A Jazz Age wife and mother, she dictated what women wore (and wanted) during 26 years at Harper's Bazaar, changed the face of high fashion as editor-in-chief of Vogue, hit the scene as a Warhol-era woman-about-town, and, in her last incarnation, became a New York institution at the Met's Costume Institute. An excerpt from a new biography that proves her life was as stylish as her work.
In the war against terrorism, New York's hospitals are a key line of defense. Since September 11, they have been planning intensively for the next crisis. When a Nigerian man walked into Beth Israel hospital in Brooklyn with a rash on his face that looked uncomfortably like smallpox, it was a sort of dry run for the real thing, demonstrating how much work there is to do. A progress report on planning for the worst at the city's hospitals.
Garry Shandling, Mira Sorvino, The Osbournes, Connie Chung, Missy Elliot, and more . . .
Howard Lutnick's 9/11 book was going to be this fall's blockbuster. Now it's coming out in January -- without his name on it.
Hot Plate spotlights AIX, on the Upper West Side
He may be a literary rock star, but Dave Eggers is no Eminem. Check out sales of his new book at indie New York bookstores.
After Matias Reyes's confession in the Central Park jogger case, one of his earlier victims finally discovers who attacked her.
Gotham Real Estate / Deal of the Week: a one-bedroom loft on Barrow Street
We asked foodies: What's the grossest -- um, most adventurous -- thing you've ever eaten?
Take it from me: When media people fail, they become media columnists. And now Tina Brown apparently is taking it from me.
If Carl McCall loses, get ready for the blame game -- in fact, it's already started
Why studio heavyweights Scott Rudin and Harvey Weinstein can't live with -- or without -- each other
Leather stacking trays; festive gift wraps for wine; a duct-tape wallet
Cozy shearling hats, bags, and scarves
The Truth About Charlie is too much a director's holiday to be satisfying (and Mark Wahlberg is no Cary Grant)
Twyla Tharp misses with Movin' Out; Michel Legrand delivers a fun -- if flat -- French opera
David Rockefeller's Memoirs mixes money, morality, modesty, vanity, and grandeur
Two underappreciated artists, Théodore Chassériau and Adolph Gottlieb, finally get their due
Steve Reich's sonically enhanced but disappointingly tepid Three Tales at BAM
John Leonard reviews Galileo's Battle for the Heavens, 24, Woodie's World, The Topdog Diaries, Carrie, and The Pact
Scott Conant's L'Impero: Terrific Tuscan in Tudor City
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