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  Volume 25 - Number 32 - August 8, 2002

A Tale of Two Cities
By John Rodat

In the shadow of the gleaming, imperial structure of the Empire State Plaza, classic examples of historic architecture sit deteriorating. Is this a tragedy, or a fantastic field for renewal?

Cover photo by Leif Zurmuhlen

Get the Lead Out—the Right Way
By Nancy Guerin

An Albany neighborhood group sues the city over its lead-paint abatement program

Access Denied
By Nancy Guerin

While critics accuse Bush of playing politics with a U.N. family planning program, the European Union steps up to replace some of the lost U.S. funding

Another Souvenir
By Shawn Stone

Forget ashtrays and snowglobes: Saratoga keepsakes are as upscale as the season

Savage Love
By Dan Savage

If Dan Savage won't answer your weird, disgusting, perverted, embarrassing questions about sex, perhaps you'd best keep them to yourself.


2001 Capital Region Dining Guide Best Of the Capital Region 2002

From pizza to politicians, from gift stores to guitarists, from sushi to ski areas: We've combed the region to find the best that's out there.
2001 Capital Region Dining Guide 2002 Spring/Summer Dining Guide

A comprehensive, descriptive guide to Capital Region restaurants. A must for residents and visitors who love to dine out.
2002 Summer Guide 2002 Summer Guide

Your guide to the hottest--and coolest--people, places and things in the Capital Region this summer.
2002 Summer Guide Summer Fashion Guide

Check out the coolest clothes and the hottest trends available right here in the Capital Region
Metroland Music Guide 2001 2001 Local Music Guide

Bands, clubs, recording studios, radio stations: Your comprehensive guide to the Capital Region's thriving music scene.
Student Handbook & Survival Guide 2001 2001 Survival Guide and Student Handbook

New to the region? Find out where to get your books, your beer, your bowling—you name it.
Student Handbook & Survival Guide 2001

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