A review of the best 2005 offered for the thinking fan, and a portfolio by Roger Deckker of the year’s most artistically forceful New Yorkers, from Viggo Mortensen to Joe Volpe.
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In seven years of policing Wall Street, Eliot Spitzer has made a lot of very rich men angry, but none dared fight the tide that seems likely to carry him to higher office. Until Ken Langone, who’s prepared to bet millions that he can stop Spitzer short of Albany.
His new wife’s 89-year-old grandmother agreed to help them buy a Brooklyn brownstone if they met two conditions: They conceived a child immediately and she moved in.
Culture Awards 2005
Ashanti, Ja Rule Celebrate Irv and Chris Gotti’s getting off by worrying about the Man.
Comedy Central plans wake for show.
Jimmy Buffett loses trailer park bidding war.
Vanity Fair hosts Perry St. holiday party.
York Prep to get the tell-all reality-TV-show treatment.
A week of holiday jitters in New York City.
A guide to entertaining yourself four quarters at a time.
Can the Democrats stay united long enough to take back the Senate? At least it’s easier for them to raise money now.
Hip, cheap PBR goes missing in Brooklyn.
An amazing waterproof fleece, the finest British facial creams available at Target, and more.
Store openings this week.
Gretchen Broussard of Tiny Living.
Sales & Bargains
This week's hottest sales & bargains.
An ex-ambassador with the wardrobe to match her distinguished résumé.
Sampling single-malt Scotch.
They might stain your clothes, but everything else about Bar Carrera’s tapas is fantastic.
A winter greens recipe from a chef at Lassi.
Week of Dec. 12, 2005: Giorgione 508, The Orchard, and Gilt. Plus, Corner Bistro in a grocery store freezer near you.
And what's a barbounia?
Where to get tolerable eggnog.
Global warming or no, you never know when you might need a fireplace to curl up to.
Until 'The Sopranos' returns, a traditional Italian-American supper is the closest you can get to Tony & Co. on Sunday nights.
Doorman-building residents get creative with holiday tips.
McCain and Giuliani are the Dems’ favorite Republicans. But one’s farther right than you think and the other can’t win.
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