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  • My Uncle Vinny - When Vincent Curto was gunned down by police during a robbery nearly four years ago, no one wanted to hear his nephew's accusation that he was brutally assaulted as he lay dying. Until now.

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    My Uncle Vinny - When Vincent Curto was gunned down by police during a robbery nearly four years ago, no one wanted to hear his nephew's accusation that he was brutally assaulted as he lay dying. Until now.

    In July 1998, two months before Thomas Curto officially learned what really happened in the moments his Uncle Vincent lay dying on the floor of an East Village bodega, the Civilian Complaint Review Board gave police internal investigators the heads-u...

    by Peter Noel on September 7, 1999
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    Socks in the Long Grass - Hillary Moves In

    Landing in the Hamptons in the stealth of night, Hillary marched through New York last week. She encountered little serious opposition, raised money, bought a $1.7 million Westchester home ($350,000 down, $1.35 millon loan guaranteed by longtime Clin...

    by James Ridgeway on September 7, 1999
  • The Trojan Elephant - Gay Republicans Are Looking For Love In All the Wrong Places

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    The Trojan Elephant - Gay Republicans Are Looking For Love In All the Wrong Places

    Plus: Rudy's Free Ride When Gandhi was asked what he thought of Western civilization, he replied, "I think it would be a very good idea." The same can be said of the media-fed myth that Republicans are ready to reconcile with gays. It would be grea...

    by Richard Goldstein on September 7, 1999
  • Tools of the Trader - Could the NYSE Hold the Key to the Future of Electronic Trading?

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    Tools of the Trader - Could the NYSE Hold the Key to the Future of Electronic Trading?

    It's a slow day on Wall Street in late August, but the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) still feels like the inside of a Jiffy Pop. Old-boy brokers are capering with the bored confidence that accompanies an economic heyday. One p...

    by Amanda Griscom on September 7, 1999
  • Jews Too  'No Justice, No Peace'

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    Jews Too 'No Justice, No Peace'

    'This Isn't the Movies,' Said Safir 'Jewish blood is not cheap.' One of hundreds of Jews in the streets of Borough Park, August 31; 'Who was trained to act like this?' Another Jew in borough Park that night. Brian Lehrer, who conducts On the ...

    by Nat Hentoff on September 7, 1999
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    Letters

    Hillary and the Heights Peter Noel, in an article headlined "Hillary 'Banned' in Crown Heights" [August 31], reported that a spokesman for the Crown Heights Jewish Community Council expressed various views about the probable Senate race between Hi...

    on September 7, 1999
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    Gray Hair? Pink Slip! - At Cond Nast, If You're Postmenopausal, You're Dead

    In recent weeks, as two thirtysomething editors were hired to replace two fiftysomethings at Cond Nast Publications (CNP), some observers saw the news as a baleful sign for aging employees. Or, as one framed the issue, "Where do Cond Nast women go...

    by Cynthia Cotts on September 7, 1999
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    Bitter Battle at Domino Sugar - Strike Continues at One of Waterfront's Last Big Factories

    Williamsburg's Gen-X hipsters may believe they live in the new Greenwich Village, but along this Brooklyn neighborhood's still-gritty waterfront the latest turf battle is not between yuppie and artist. Instead, the latest dispute pits two groups wit...

    by Richard Rubin 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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    '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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    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
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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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    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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