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Jim Holt

October 3, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Judgment Days

The city seemed to enter a judgmental mood, meting out chastisement to some while showing surprising leniency toward others.

September 16, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
World Weary

A confluence of major events made for a slightly hectic week, as players from three ordinarily nonintersecting domains crowded the city’s stage.

September 8, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Municipal Aid

Meanwhile, keeping an empathetic eye on the Gulf Coast (and a skeptical eye on the White House), New Yorkers reacquainted themselves with the dubious pleasures of actually putting in a productive day at the office.

September 12, 2005 | It Happened Last Week

The devastation that Hurricane Katrina wreaked upon New Orleans concentrated the minds of New Yorkers, who also weighed the possible consequences of such a storm’s hitting the five boroughs someday.

August 5, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Forgive and Receive

It was a week of mercy and forgiveness, when hundreds of Hamptons houseguests were doing their best to forgive their hosts’ décor, as the precious remainder of the season drew to a close.

August 22, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Robust August

It was a New York week replete with events, affairs, controversies, milestones, and even a happening or two.

August 15, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Eye Wide Open

Our sweltering sidewalks were positively pulllulating with tourists, and for some out-of-towners, the city's ways took a little getting used to.

August 8, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Intemperate Zone

As the city sank into estival torpor, Con Ed reported that electricity consumption had hit an all-time peak. People sought relief however they could.

July 25, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Rumble, Rumble

he week after the London bombings, it Twas borne in upon slightly anxious New Yorkers that the MTA had spent a mere $30 million of the $600 million it had committed to security.

July 18, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Urban Grit

Any disappointment by New York over its failed Olympic bid had to be reckoned as trivial compared with what the winning city went through.

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