Horace Mann, Goldman Sachs: Ilario Pantano had the pedigree of a Manhattan warrior, but he wanted to be the real thing. So he went outside Baghdad, shot some Iraqis, found himself accused of committing cold-blooded murder, and is now on trial for his life.
The plucky tale of a sitcom actress who wanted so badly to play Charity on Broadway that nothing—not a broken foot, nor an eager stand-in, nor even meager sales —would stand in her way.
The prolific design firm AvroKO is made up of four creative control freaks who have done a string of award-winning restaurants (one of which they also own). Their new project: a modular apartment design that they hope changes the way many New Yorkers live.
As “Bed-Stuy” turns from a synonym for “slum” into a synonym for “Fort Greene,” the working families of Jefferson Avenue—who’d stayed with the neighborhood through good times and bad—are slowly being edged out. To them, it’s only slightly comforting that the people taking their place aren’t always white.
Guggenheim Museum, Catskills?
As abundant sunshine coaxed into bloom the Bradford-pear trees lining the city’s sidewalks, change and renewal seemed to be in the air.
Gifford Miller gets out the youth vote with “Generation G.”
The deep thought behind mini-bank placement.
Boutique synagogue to open in Soho.
Multipurpose anoraks, plus Lacoste women’s swimwear and the skin cream of the stars.
Online dating has given formerly lonely men so many sexual options they’ve turned pathological.
Store openings this week.
Sales & Bargains:
This week's hottest sales & bargains.
Ashley Bigelow of Screaming Mimi's.
Including the six best sandwiches in town and where to have a noontime tryst.
Lassi’s Indian food is cooked fast but tastes great.
The best the city has to offer.
Another New Barbecue Joint? Is it the Real Deal?
Week of April 18, 2005: Bar Americain, Radha, Providence, Partage. Plus, chef John Fraser comes to Compass.
They might not be kosher, but these no-fuss Passover dinners can easily become a new tradition.
The Tribeca Film Festival runs through May 1. Where to eat between screenings?
Sky-high prices hit Yorkville.
The Culture Pages
Ellen Barkin on the transition from sex symbol to character actor (and billionaire’s wife).
An engrossing documentary argues that Enron was not an exception to the rules of capitalism.
How to avoid the turkeys.
The Pillowman is perfectly executed but offensively cruel.
Thoughts on the possible revival of the Jesus.
What the audience really thought about "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Michel Houellebecq’s odd projection of an H. P. Lovecraft biography.
A conversation with the author of Towelhead.
Three quirky operas are revived: one a failure, one a success, and one odd one in between.
"If literal means there’s a turn on a trill, or you dance fast when the music’s fast and slow when the music’s slow, then fine, I’m guilty."
A documentary on boxer Emile Griffith is well made but has a questionable political worldview.
New Order is back to compete with the bands spawned by its classic early work.
Bloomberg’s stadium ignores every single lesson of New York development.
Does it matter whom Al Sharpton endorses in 2005?
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