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August 18, 2003 Issue

Cover Story

The Real Deal

Led by Prudential Douglas Elliman’s new empress, Dottie Herman, a new breed of broker—high-tech and happily corporate—has conquered Manhattan’s elite-real-estate market. And the club of Park Avenue brokers who used to woo clients and seal deals over dinner is firing back. An inside look at a business in the throes of a revolution, and the woman—from Long Island, no less—who’s leading it.


Selling Stars

The 21 who’ll take—and market—Manhattan.

Shock Jock

The Giants’ Pro Bowl tight end Jeremy Shockey isn’t just a smashmouth football force who may well lead his team to the Super Bowl. He’s a nightclubbing, skirt-chasing, politically incorrect Okie who could be New York’s biggest sports sensation since Broadway Joe Namath.

Bwana Comes Home

After forty-some years, legendary photographer Peter Beard has finally had enough of Africa (and of Montauk, the fashion world, modernity in general). But as he talks, the question arises: Has he spent too much time in the sun?



Readers sound off on "An Unorthodox Divorce"

Smart City

Best of New York

Sip wine as you’re snipped in Chelsea’s hippest hair salon

Best Bets

A scratcher for the cat, dishes for the kids, and the first pro-quality digital camera for people like us

Shop Talk

Archipelago’s top-notch modern linens are a thread-counter’s dream.

Test Drive

The scoop on the city’s best sorbet

Sales & Bargains

From underwear to Woof Wear, the week’s best deals.

Deal of the Week

Light up your living room and maybe even bring yourself some good luck with these cute little lamps

Ask New York

Where can I find a selection of vintage T-shirts—the kind with ironic iron-ons?


European trips with learning potential


Intelligencer Column

The Paris Hilton Sex Tape...A Royal Pain...Nicole Miller Gets Real

Big Question

How should J.Lo and Ben get over their Ishtar?

Talkin’ ’Bout Politics!

Would-be California governor Gary Coleman on Arnie, Arianna, and Avenue Q.

G.A.Y. H.S.

The city wants to expand Harvey Milk into a full-fledged gay high school. Class, any thoughts?


The City Politic

A farewell column from an undaunted liberal

The Download

Queer Eye for the Straight Guy isn’t about bringing gay culture into the mainstream—it’s about turning men into shoppers

Naked City

It's a small (lesbian) world after all



American Splendor is every bit as original as its protagonist, grown-up comic-book artist Harvey Pekar


Edge has none; Boobs! honors risqué chanteuse Ruth Wallis


Max Ludington’s stunning debut novel chronicles the tie-dye-and-acid generation with a gimlet eye

Classical Music

Mostly Mozart is hot again under new music director Louis Langrée


A&E’s The Mayor of Casterbridge—Hardy summer fare


A.O.C. Bedford is that happy anomaly, an exclusive bistro

Restaurant Openings

Banker's Dozen...A Greenmarket Guide...Abstract Espresso-ism

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