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Alex Williams

July 31, 2000 | Feature
Soapbox Derby

In ever-nastier newspaper rants, Michael M. Thomas and Jerry Della Femina duke it out in a classic battle of old Hamptons vs. New.

April 17, 2000 | Feature
Washed up at 35

Haven't made it yet? Feeling paranoid about the hyperambitious 23-year-old planning his IPO in the next office? Don't worry -- too much. Welcome to the new midlife crisis.

March 6, 2000 | Feature
Election 2000: Frank, Incensed

Is this Bulworth II? At least McCain isn't rapping -- yet.

January 31, 2000 | Feature
Super Fly

A new local airline with a Mormon captain, SoHo mannerisms, and cheap fares has been cleared for takeoff from JFK. But will JetBlue -- fueled by a cool $130 million -- find love at first flight?

November 29, 1999 | Feature
Welcome Back, Conran

Developers have been heeding the siren call of the cathedral-like space under the Queensboro Bridge since the seventies, only to drown in a sea of red tape and lawsuits. But--lo!--good-taste guru Sir Terence Conran has returned, to slay the Bridgemarket jinx with a high-end housewares emporium and two rambunctious new restaurants.

October 18, 1999 | Feature
Sack Cloth

Meet the new-jersey Giants.

October 4, 1999 | Feature
Lower West Side Story

Everything SoHo was fifteen years ago -- creative hotbed, destination for the gotta-have-its, quiet streets concealing vast loft spaces and galleries -- West Chelsea is today. And there aren't any tourists. Yet.

August 9, 1999 | Feature
Big Shack Attack

Boom-enriched Manhattanites want to fulfill their manifest destiny with a giant shingle house in the South Fork -- sometimes a scant 100 yards from the chateau next door. With land so scarce, prices are roaring into the eight digits.

July 26, 1999 | Feature
The Sultan of Schwing

With his magazine Maxim -- and now Stuff -- Felix Dennis aims to put man in touch with his inner frat boy. Nobody needs a lesson in how to fold a pocket square anymore: This is the new high-five journalism, and beer and (semi-clothed) babes have never looked so good.

June 14, 1999 | Feature
To Have and Have More

You thought you were succeeding, with your good job, your apartment, your summer share -- until the stock-market boom and the Internet came along and redefined success.