When police detective John Walcott collapsed while carrying groceries up his stairs, he didn’t suspect he had leukemia—and he certainly didn’t link his condition with time spent on the World Trade Center pile. But three years after September 11, he and at least 600 others are filing lawsuits against the EPA, the City of New York, and Larry Silverstein, among others, claiming that 9/11 made them sick, adding to the panic among rescue workers and downtown residents that the terror attacks’ health effects are dire. Is there real cause for alarm?
Her Russian aluminum-tycoon dad is worth $350 million, she’s paid $550,000 to rent Denise Rich’s Southampton house for the season, and she has two “agents” parading her before the paparazzi like a mail-order bride. Meet Anna Anisimova, the Russian-American Paris Hilton.
60 Minutes chief Don Hewitt’s corporate paymasters decided it was time for the network news legend to retire. He thought that was a bad idea. To put it mildly.
In New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey’s strange unraveling, the most interesting character may not be Golan Cipel, or even McGreevey himself, but Charles Kushner, the Dapper Don of New Jersey developers—whose career was intertwined with the governor’s and who fell to earth in an even stranger sex scandal of his own. A tour through the Garden State’s political swamp.
Readers sound off on Republican Delegates, GOP views of New York, Rudy Giuliani and more.
How to cope when you hate your 5-year-old’s best friend
Helmut Lang’s Chewbacca-like horsehair boots
Pearl brooches from $38 to $125,000
Reinvigorating Moroccan style in Brooklyn.
Plus: sales at Auto, Move Lab, and Rm Designs/Reva Mivasagar, The Conran Shop, Kwigy-Bo And Ella Dish, and Chelsea Wine Vault
Sean Doyle Boycotts Conde Nast - Bill Sticks With South Beach - De Niro's New Downtown Digs
Kerry’s Clinton connection
What would you do if your photo got on a Hallmark card?
A preview of this season’s Met roster.
For chefs, a perfect review can be a pain.
Kerry’s Jewish strategy
A new TWA flight 800 theory
In netting and arresting protesters during the RNC, was Police Commissioner Ray Kelly keeping the peace or quashing free speech?
The archetypal eighties fitness class returns to New York gyms.
Marjane Satrapi’s illustrated memoir of growing up in and out of Iran brings a startling new perspective to the graphic novel
John Sayles’s thinly veiled dramatic indictment of Bush proves a weak substitute for the sucker punch of reality
Sonic adventure and vocal virtuosity from Dizzee Rascal and Björk
The WB’s smart and emotionally rich Jack & Bobby narrates the life of a future president. Plus, is Joey the season’s best new sitcom?
Alain Ducasse at the Essex House gets a new chef, Christian Delouvrier of Lespinasse, but keeps the price-gouging
Movies new on DVD this week include: Man on Fire, THX 1138, Coffee and Cigarettes, Björk: Inner Part Of An Animal Or Plant Structure (Snapper), Everybody Loves Raymond: The Complete First Season, Baadasssss!
Gael Greene cuts carbs at The Sea Grill, big salads return to Coco Pazzo, and Vietnamese sandwiches in the East Village.
Dozens of films from way down south screen at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s LatinBeat Festival.
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