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Mailbox 01.06.10-01.12-10

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Flavor Savers We don’t speak French very well, but this response we received to Sarah Elder’s Flavor of the Week column entitled “My Homo in Paris” doesn’t sound so authentic. “Sarah,This is Sylvain. How dare you? Your expectations for our intercourse were—how do you say?—blown out of proportion. For heaven´s sake, I am not Marquis [&hellip
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Mailbox 12.30.09-01.05.10

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Are You Avatarded? Some folks were blue—get it?—over the review we ran of the box office-busting Avatar. One wrote, “I don’t agree with your interpretation, Mr.White, however I do admire your practice of digging below the superficial aspects of cinema that so many other critics and audience members obsess over to uncover the subtext. Revealing [&hellip
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Best of Manhattan 09: City Living

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Best Street Fight: Broadway Bike Lanes and Pedestrian PlazasIf you’d told us a year ago that there would be bike lanes, planters and street furniture along Broadway stretching from Central Park to Union Square, we’d have called you crazy (or worse). The fact that Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation, [&hellip
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Best of Manhattan 09: Eats & Drinks

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Best Line That’s Worth the Wait: Num Pang Sandwich Shop21 E. 12th St. betw. University & 5th Aves., 212-255-3271Wait, another Asian sandwich place? Really? Yeah, and this one usually has a line stretching as far as University, with discerning and creative types. This little haute-Cambodian sandwicherie serves up a crazy good combo of fancy pork [&hellip
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Best of Manhattan 09: Reader’s Poll

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Best Summer Festival: JellyNYC’s The Pool Parties Best Public Space: Tie—The High Line and Central Park Best Reason to Love NYC: The food Best New Building: New Cooper Union buildingBest Local Blog: brooklynbased.netBest Weekly Club Night: Disco Down at Happy Endings Best Reason to go Downtown: The High Line Best Reason to go Uptown: Central [&hellip
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Is the Doctor In?

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By Lamar Clarkson Next to the tony world of Mad Men, the ads of Dr. Jonathan Zizmor seem refreshingly artless, even naïve. For nearly 30 years, the subway dermatologist has made the same basic appeal using a set of transparent devices: the before-and-after photo, the zero-interest payment plan, the cheerful rainbow. No coyness, no Don [&hellip
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