Dan Doctoroff, Bloomberg’s economic-development czar, has an obsession: transforming the West Side of Manhattan into a flourishing center of commerce and culture complete with its own Olympic-size stadium. Critics say his plan will put big money in the pockets of the Jets and bleed New York taxpayers. Amid the slick competing sales jobs, how can you tell who’s right?
Kimora Lee Simmons, wife of hip-hop impresario Russell, is beautiful and brash. The model turned mogul is the face of Baby Phat and quickly becoming a worldwide symbol of happy-go-lucky consumption.
One hundred years after Ulysses protagonist Leopold Bloom’s famed journey through Dublin, A. M. Homes, Francine Prose, Michael Agger, and Rachel Cline chronicle days in the lives of four New Yorkers.
New York high-schoolers, dressed to look more Brontë than Britney.
Readers sound off on the Kerry intern scandal, Judith Miller's war reporting, the 9/11 widows and more.
Making a living on the focus-group circuit
Hamilton’s Khaki King watch, a book for New York golfers, and Filson’s Outfitter bag
Sterling-silver-and-stone bangles on sale
Plus: This week's sale listings
In search of the perfect lobster roll
Ian Schrager, Aby Rosen, Andre Balazs, Gramercy Park Hotel, Brian McNally, Cafe Leibowitz, Herbert Muschamp and more.
If Bloomberg’s anti-noise campaign puts an end to that iconic jingle for good, how else might the ice-cream truck draw attention to itself?
If Michael Moore’s new film does record box office, he’ll have Bush to thank. How the president has been better for culture than the NEA.
Hairstylist Sally Hershberger (she of the $600 cut) moves into the $1,000 jean business.
Candles. Classes. E-meters. From Kabbalah to the Landmark Forum, self-improvement doesn’t come cheap.
Richard Hell remembers the funny, angry, brilliant guitarist who played for him in the Voidoids.
City Council Speaker Gifford Miller, whipping boy?
Mel Karmazin jumped ship, giving the entertainment company a perfect chance to change its business model. Ad sales are out. Geeks are in.
How one man’s enduring obsession with pleasing women orally led to a mind-numbingly thorough how-to guide.
Introducing the new, international, American-friendly Booker Prize
The remade Stepford Wives lives down to its bad buzz
Monk misses its mark; The Simple Life returns
Audra McDonald gives a solo show at Zankel Hall
The Met celebrates an Art Deco master
PJ Harvey’s songwriting suffers on Uh Huh Her
American Ballet Theatre takes on the messy Raymonda
Ici brings fabulous French fare to Fort Greene
This week's restaurant openings include raw bar Pure Food and Wine, New York Burger Co., Solo and Highline. Plus, the Underground Gourmet reviews Sip Sak and Gael follows Linda Japngie to Ixta.
DVDs released this week include: The Simpsons: Season Four, The Station Agent, Teacher's Pet,Spartan, Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Second Season and more.
Highlights of Subway Cinema’s action-packed New York Asian Film Festival 2004.
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