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    A Change Is Gonna Come

    When Phoebe Goodman is told that Charlie O'Shea's Nassau Assessment Improvement Commission wants to see her report, she rolls her eyes and says, "I gave it to them!" Like all the other sober, detailed reports and analyses the Nassau Citizens Budget C...

    by Ward Harkavy on September 7, 1999
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    Eating Reform For Lunch

    You can't tell from Charlie O'Shea's wide-eyed, innocent expression that he's one of the Nassau GOP machine officials who are mortgaging the futures of county residents through the next generation. The chairman of the county's Board of Assessors (he...

    by Ward Harkavy on September 7, 1999
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    Route 110: The Boulevard of Dreams

    From his apartment over a garage in Huntington Station, store clerk Ricardo Alcos sees a Long Island where the car is not king, where single people have housing choices, where children are perhaps seen but not heard or at least just not so damn loud...

    by Bill Jensen on September 7, 1999
  • Shadow of the Ivory Tower - NYU'S building frenzy blocks the sun and burns the community

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    Shadow of the Ivory Tower - NYU'S building frenzy blocks the sun and burns the community

    While you can, grab a glimpse of the sky on the south side of Washington Square Park, before the Monument obscures your view. New York University's Loeb Student Center, a fab midcentury modernist gem by some standards, is about to be demolished guts...

    by Lenora Todaro on September 7, 1999
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    Ethnic Mysteries Revealed

    Rajesh Kumar was managing fast food stores around Long Island in the mid-'80s when his wife, Geeta, decided she wanted a career of her own. She thought it would be nice to open a small Indian grocery on the Island, to give their community a place to ...

    on September 7, 1999
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    The Poison Ivy League

    I picked up this zine last week at Tower Records and when I went up to pay for it, the cashier looked it over and declared it "not ours." Apparently, it had just been stuck there on the magazine shelf in an act of guerrilla zine distribution, and it ...

    on September 7, 1999
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    A Love/Hate Thing

    Some observers heralded the domain hijack of godhatesfags.com from a family of 12 gay-hating Kansas civil rights attorneys as the "Stonewall of the '90s," but the action is raising First Amendment and online security questions. Kris Haight, a 22-yea...

    by Donna Ladd on September 7, 1999
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    Sasha Zand

    According to this site, Sasha Zand is a native Long Islander back in Glen Cove after stints in California and London (where he was in a band called Feather). The three tracks available online are unified by a jangling, strumming mid-tempo guitar styl...

    by Michael Giacalone on September 7, 1999
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    C. Boogie Brown Does It Independently

    Charlie Brown, a founder and one of the three emcees of the legendary LI-born Leaders of the New School crew that also included Busta Rhymes and Dinco D, has been doing his thing on the independent tip these days as president of Enpsalm Multimedia Mu...

    by A.J. Woodson on September 7, 1999
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    A Leg To Stand On

    He's been performing on one leg for more than three decades now, and this Thursday, Ian Anderson leads Jethro Tull into the Jones Beach stage. He recently came out of the wood to take a phone call from Ian D'Giff: What's the story with the one-legge...

    by Ian D'Giff on September 7, 1999
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    Do The Continental

    Cz moge miec piwo? That's Polish for "Can I have a beer, please?" But knowing that much wasn't enough to even begin breaking down language barriers at POLONEZ. By day, it's a Polish restaurant, when "kielbasi" can let you pass. But on weekend nights,...

    by Stacy Albin on September 7, 1999
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    Read My Lips: Jeff Dunham and Friends

    Cranky, old-fart dummy Walter has spent his entire life with Jeff Dunham's hand up his ass. The Texas-bred ventriloquist will bring Walter and a host of other characters to Governor's in Levittown on Saturday and Sunday. Dunham and Walter recently ha...

    by Bill Jensen on September 7, 1999
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    Patchogue Before the Flood

    Phil and I are ensconced in his car, air-conditioning blasting. This time we are sans Smokey, his big black almost newfie/almost chow mix. We're on our way to Suffolk to check out the charity thrift shops, to see if they measure up to the Nassau Co...

    by Tanya Indiana on September 7, 1999
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    Brando Didn't Get Fat By Accident

    Background Check People seem to have trouble finding Bayville even with their Hagstrom's out. This is okay with Bayvillagers. Outsiders only seem to come up here for The Breakers and Steve's Pier One. And only when the sun is out. What I Was Think...

    by Ron M. Beigel on September 7, 1999
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    Rachel's Selenography Quarterstick This unique chamber-music collective fuses avant-garde and minimalist "classical" styles with the tactile rock aesthetic of such outfits as Slint and June of 44. Most of the time this makes for an enticing combi...

    on September 7, 1999
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    Party, boys! Ward Harkavy's recent article [Golden Boy, Cover Story, Aug. 5] regarding the financial situation of Nassau County Executive Tom Gulotta hit the nail right on the head. Harkavy made it obvious that the county's fiscal problems are n...

    on September 7, 1999
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    'Dollar Bill' Bucks the Odds - The Great Liberal Hope from Wall Street

    Washington The Democratic nomination would seem to be Al Gore's to blow. Despite his probable ascendency, however, the myriad missteps of the vice president's inept (and increasingly rightward-tilting) campaign compared to Bill Bradley's ploddin...

    by Jason Vest on September 7, 1999
  • September Song - The Silly Symphony of the Fall Fashion Magazines

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    September Song - The Silly Symphony of the Fall Fashion Magazines

    Fashion magazine articles are specious and silly all year long, but the gargantuan heft of the September issues provides an especially rich goldmine of the hilarious, the incongruous, the patently offensive, and the just plain idiotic. On the assum...

    by Lynn Yaeger on September 7, 1999
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    Splendor in the Grass

    Cross Rushmore with Cheech and Chong and you might get Outside Providence, an unassuming fish-out-of-water, coming-of-age movie for stoners. Based on a novel by Peter Farrelly (of the Farrelly brothers) about growing up working-class in Rhode Island ...

    by Amy Taubin on September 7, 1999
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    Don't Hate Me 'Cause I'm EMO

    The first time I heard Last Days of August was in the spring of 1984. The fact that the Nassau-based quintet didn't officially form until early '97 might make that pretty tough to believe, but let me explain. When I put the band's new self-titled F...

    by Valerie Acklin on September 7, 1999
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