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May 12, 2003 Issue

Cover Story

The Budget Crisis

A cross-section of New Yorkers—from union leaders to theater owners, real-estate brokers to restaurateurs—offer their proposals for balancing the budget

Features

Best of New York

It's customary to say that picking the winners was no easy task. But that wouldn't be entirely truthful. In fact, exploring the city to search out the best it has to offer is not a job, but a pleasure. Now it's your turn.

Food All things culinary, from the most avant-garde sushi to the most retro meatloaf.

Shopping The cool computer emporium, the hippest sneaker haunt, and everything in between.

Nightlife Where to dance, drink, club, cruise, and—yes, it’s still possible!—have a smoke.

Fun & Games Live and learn: tango lessons, cooking classes, comedy workshops, kids’ crafts.

Health & Beauty Our picks for getting tanned, toned, and treated like royalty (you deserve it).

Services From carpet cleaners to closet organizers to “canine concierges”.

Departments

Intelligencer

WITH DEBORAH SCHOENEMAN
Gisele Bündchen, Tara Reid, Derek Jeter, and much more!

Marketplace

Best Bets

Chanel digital watches, silver “image cases,” and new, improved Aerosoles

Sales & Bargains

Fashion-friendly flip-flops

Travel

Hit the green at Colorado’s golf spots

Gotham

Smoke Out

By sanitizing the air in bars, has Bloomberg created a new quality-of-life problem on the sidewalks? Just wait till July.

Window Shopping

Spare a quarter? A vending machine that sells Sigerson Morrison shoes, not Snickers.

Talk Show

On her TV debut, Tina Brown makes flattery v. hot.

Columns

Cityside

How to keep New York City from becoming the next Toronto

Naked City

Private-school girls on sexual giving and getting

Critics

Movies

In Neil LaBute’s The Shape of Things, this time the man’s the victim

Books

The late Roone Arledge changed a lot more about TV than just football

Theater

Bernadette Peters recalls Ethel Merman in a great Gypsy revival; April enchants

Art

Fashionable Whistler at the Frick

Classical Music

Jonathan Miller’s Così Fan Tutte sacrifices weight for wit

Television

An exuberant adaptation of White Teeth

Restaurants

Flashy décor and decent fare at Yujin; Rocco DiSpirito rescues Tuscan Steak

Top 5

Brooklyn Vegetarian Restaurants

These days, Brooklyn is the borough of choice for artists and other progressive types—hence the minor boom in good veggie food in the country of Kings.

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