For delivering the blow that killed 6-year-old Lisa, Joel Steinberg became one of New York’s legendary monsters. But after seventeen years in prison, he’s free and, in his first interview, maintains his innocence. His reentry is being guided by Darnay Hoffman, defender of Bernie Goetz and husband of the Mayflower Madam. Welcome back to New York.
GM Brian Cashman has a larger payroll to work with than any of his peers, but that doesn’t make his life any easier (remember who he works for). The midsummer trades that happened—and didn’t happen— illustrate why the Yankees are consistently the most successful team in baseball.
It—that heart-pounding sense of doom—came back, only to wax and wane with each succeeding day, like the humidity. Can we live like this forever?
Snobs used to crack that they could taste potatoes in Long Island wine. Now the big money is pouring into North Fork vineyards and the wine has gotten good, but an identity crisis persists. What is Long Island wine, and what will get people to drink it?
The Long Island wine country starts, appropriately, where the Long Island Expressway ends.
Lawrence Osborne, author of The Accidental Connoisseur: An Irreverent Journey Through the Wine World, offers his personal (and sure to be hotly contested) selection of the East End’s finest wines, in no particular order.
Readers sound off on stealing nannies, Robert Morgenthau and more.
The etiquette of mentioning a friend’s plastic surgery
Kenneth Salon’s new product line; vintage Tab glasses
Brad’s jewelry collection sparkles at Damiani.
Filigree Earrings for $38
Plus: sales at Flight 001, Abaete, Bodyhints, Sol, Euro Optika, Judith Leiber, and Forward
Jean-Georges Vongerichten Moves, Dressing the Bush Twins, Inside Society Apartments, Citigroup Hires Masseuses, John Kerry in the Hamptons
Do you have an escape plan? Are you avoiding the subways? Cabs? A poll.
Comments from Katrina Vanden Heuvel, Ed Koch, Howard Wolfson, Bob Kerrey, Tom Wolfe, Kieran Mahoney, and Dr. Calvin Butts
Scared? Don’t be, says Corey Robin, whose new book, Fear: The History of a Political Idea, argues that trepidation is an “instrument of repression.” Robert Kolker talked to the Brooklyn College professor.
Cutthroat business at The Apprentice tryouts.
Inspired gymgoers try to go for the gold.
In one drunken night, a Bangladeshi importer spent $129,626 at Scores, later claiming he’d been had. That’s not what the fifteen strippers said.
A tour of local art meccas
A pill may offer salvation to the legions of men—and their ladies— who are stuck in the express lane.
An Indian Spider-Man?
Mark Ruffalo buoys a drama about marriage and betrayal
Soot and wire at MoMA QNS
Puccini’s take on the Wild West
Gaza and Guantánamo Bay get documentary treatment
Two single-food shops
Tragedy from Horton Foote
Opening this week: Momofuku Noodle Bar, Darbar, Cru. Plus, Gael Greene gets romantic at Kittichai and Sullivan Street Bakery goes organic.
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