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June 14, 2004 Issue

Cover Story

Saving Face

Once Jill Brown finally found out that the massive growth on her baby girl Aslynn’s head was far from harmless (as doctors had assured her), surgeons wouldn’t touch it because the operation was too risky. Enter Milton Waner, who saved Aslynn’s life (and her looks) and is just one of the reasons New York is the capital of medical innovation.


The Best Doctors

Our annual list of the best practitioners in New York, and a special focus on the visionary physicians and researchers who are working each day on discoveries that could change the face of medicine—in oncology, pediatrics, neurology, cosmetic dermatology, vascular surgery, and more.

The Siege of Fulton Avenue

When the police rang the doorbell of David MacBride’s house in Westchester, the underage drinkers inside knew just what to do: kill the lights and play dead. But the cops weren’t going away. Minute by minute inside the three-hour suburban Alamo.

Bush to New York: Here's Your $20 Billion—Now Drop Dead

When President Bush comes here in August, his Republican hosts might want to show him the long list of ways he has stiffed our city.


Letters to the Editor

Readers sound off on the 9/11 widows and how those left behind are moving on.

Smart City

Dress Code

What to wear when you’re not the bride

Best Bets

A Neves tie watch and more

Shop Talk

British designers emerge in Brooklyn.

Sales & Bargains

Moccasins are everywhere this spring

Plus: This week's sale listings

New York Shops

The classic disco shoe is back, sleeker and sultrier than ever.


Intelligencer Gossip

Buckley prep school, Kathy and Rick Hilton, Alison Becker Hurt, Robert Gurvich and more.

The Sporting Wives

Two of the city’s most high-profile athletic spouses, Joumana Kidd and Kristian Rice, have some new rivals for media attention. First Cynthia Rodriguez blew into town (and now she’s pregnant). Then this week, there’s a devout Christian contender with a penchant for calling talk-radio shows to stand by her man. A look at their stats.

It Took a Village

Well, almost. How three very dogged collaborators helped Clinton write his book.

Deco Deconstructed

Why classic Art Deco is not necessarily what you think it is.

Reunited and It Feels ...

Surprisingly good. Thirteen years after they paid $50,000 to get out of doing their show, Kathy and Mo are back onstage together.



Two years ago, the FBI bugged a shed on the MoMA construction site. The result? Sixty-one counts of racketeering, extortion, loan-sharking, and more.

Class Action

Public schools as entrepreneurial opportunities: Students are taking matters into their own hands

The Help Desk

How to handle a groupie and understanding (and misunderstanding) the opposite sex.


Summering on the Côte d’Azur



Phish and the lost art of the band breakup


Michael Pressman puts his rep (and his marriage) on the line


An exhibit sheds new light on Modigliani


Six Feet Under’s women go deep


Two new spots for West Side Italian


Aïda’s wicked fun; Boy misses its mark

The Week

Restaurant Openings & Buzz

This week's restaurant openings include: Bar Veloce in Chelsea and Luzzo's. Plus, Gael details how Taj Hotels' Feast of Many Moons will go Asian this year.

New on DVD

New on DVD this week: City of God, Mystic River, Along Came Polly, The Leopard and more.

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