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  • Miami Beach, Murder, Mayhem, the Mafia, Models, and the Madonna Connection - The violent rise of the New York THUG who became a high-fashion pretty boy.

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    Miami Beach, Murder, Mayhem, the Mafia, Models, and the Madonna Connection - The violent rise of the New York THUG who became a high-fashion pretty boy.

    Miami BeachLike the South of France, the American Riviera has long been a sunny place where shady characters go to reinvent themselves. But talk to the beautiful people along palm-tree-lined Ocean Drive about transplanted Staten Island tough guy Chr...

    by Frank Owen on January 11, 2000
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    Letters

    OPEN LETTER TO HILLARY In response to Jason Vest's article "Hillary's Anti-Union, Slumlord Pals: Reviled Nursing Home Operators Raising Funds for Campaign" [December 21], we would like to submit the following open letter to Hillary Clinton: As h...

    on January 11, 2000
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    Bye-Bye, New Times - The 'Voice' Dodges a Hostile Takeover

    On January 4, as Leonard Stern was vacationing in the British Virgin Islands, his bankers faxed around a purchase agreement whereby The Village Voice and six other Stern papers would be sold to Village Voice Media, a company headed by David Schneider...

    by Cynthia Cotts on January 11, 2000
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    Lapse of Luxury - Court Blasts State as Unfair to Tenants

    A stinging decision from the state's highest court is expected to end a profoundly unfair process that allows landlords to evict tenants and pocket monstrous rents. The decision concerns 'luxury decontrol' of rent-regulated apartments, a practice tha...

    by J.A. Lobbia on January 11, 2000
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    Fighting Back - One Womans Campaign Against Her Former Union Employer

    Louise Furio knew when she passed out leafletsillustrated with monkeys in the classic 'see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil' posein front of the laborers' union meeting place last summer, she was flirting with trouble. But after seeking help t...

    by Bob Fitch on January 11, 2000
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    The Saturday Stroll

    A new religion, based on one of the oldest, is arising in the Five Towns. You could call it Suburbodox Judaism. Drive down Central Avenue in Lawrence on a Saturday afternoon (unless you're an observant Jew) and you'll see its signs: hundreds of wel...

    by Ward Harkavy on January 11, 2000
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    A Couple of Startling Facts

    My parents brought up the grandchild thing during our last major blowout about my being gay. "You would have been such a wonderful mother," they said, looking alternately down at the floor with self-pity and into my eyes with sharp resentment. "I ...

    by Beth Greenfield on January 11, 2000
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    A Couple of Startling Facts

    My parents brought up the grandchild thing during our last major blowout about my being gay. "You would have been such a wonderful mother," they said, looking alternately down at the floor with self-pity and into my eyes with sharp resentment. "I ...

    by Beth Greenfield on January 11, 2000
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    Fantasia 2000

    A bundle of animated shorts set to famous classical music pieces, Fantasia hitched a supposedly lowborn art form to a high-hat soundtrack; Mickey Mouse shaking hands with Leopold Stokowski on the podium is a statement of intent. Uncle Walt's pricey e...

    by Jessica Winter on January 11, 2000
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    Driven To Not Drink

    The local music scene took another hit last week with the closing of My Room Lounge in Massapequa on Jan. 1. The little stucco Spanish-styled bar on the south side of Merrick Road had become the hotspot last year when promoter Tom Conklin began his "...

    by Ian D'Giff on January 11, 2000
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    Searching in the Dark

    Strange things happen when you seek drug policy information using filters meant to protect kids from the evils of the Net. Try reaching the drug law reform think tank the Lindesmith Center using Cyber Patrol, the highest-rated online screening produc...

    by Maia Szalavitz on January 11, 2000
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    Three Cheers For The Red, White And Blue Cheese

    WHAT I WAS THINKING The year 2000 was almost upon us. It was time to leave angst-ridden contemporary America behind and return to a simpler time, the Colonial era. BACKGROUND CHECK Food maestro Michael Meehan is a Long Island-centric chef, a l...

    by Ron M. Beigel on January 11, 2000
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    See Tom run

    You'd have thought Tom Suozzi was running for higher office when he called reporters to a press conference two days before New Year's Eve. The recently re-elected mayor of Glen Cove trekked down from the North Shore to the Supreme Court building in M...

    by Laura Conaway on January 11, 2000
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    No Meltdown-JustT Letdown

    If club attendance on Long Island was any indication, then partying like it was 1999 meant staying home on New Year's Eve. Folks in the nightclub biz asked the same question all night: Where were the crowds? "It was far from what was anticipated six ...

    by Stacy Albin on January 11, 2000
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    Smiling Assassins

    At the phony lovefest that passed for the installation of the new Nassau County Legislature, County Executive Tom Gulotta gets exactly 2.4 seconds of applause from the crowd. Forget about that $300 million deficit. This is what a gladhander like Gulo...

    by Ward Harkavy on January 11, 2000
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    Supersuckers Evil Powers Of Rock 'N' Roll Koch You've got to hand it to the Supersuckers. After four proper rock albums, the music of Eddie Spaghetti and his cohorts has managed to evolve not one bit. True, there was 1997's country album Must'v...

    on January 11, 2000
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    Molester likes Newsday Regarding Bill Jensen's cover story about me [A man among boys, Dec. 9, about Long Island man Steve Simmons' sexual relationship with New Jersey teen Sam Manzie, who later murdered a boy named Eddie Werner]: I'm used to fr...

    on January 11, 2000
  • BattleBot Galactica

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    BattleBot Galactica

    After four years of fine tuning and training, Vlad the Impaler was finally ready to waste the indomitable BioHazard. Having braved the spears, claws, cleavers, and tusks of fellow competitors like Mr. Bonestripper, Rhino, and Mechadon, Vlad, a 300-po...

    by Amanda Griscom on January 11, 2000
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    Straight Out of the Everglades

    Julian L. Goldberger's debut feature is a haunting portrait of a teenage boy busted out of reform school with nowhere to run. Buried in the experimental "Frontier" section at last year's Sundance, it elevated the festival for the handful of viewers t...

    by Amy Taubin on January 11, 2000
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    Neil Hannon Loads Up HIS Library Card

    The Divine Comedy is Neil Hannon, a 29-year-old Londonderry Irishman whose chutzpah in naming himself after an immortal literary masterpiece written by an Italian poet from the 14th century is nothing compared to his life's goal, which is to complete...

    by Arsenio Orteza on January 11, 2000
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