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Jim Holt

May 2, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Say What?

In a week of memorable words—“Habemus papam,” intoned an old man in red; “One final one, and then I stop,” vowed a six-time Tour de France champion—some of the most momentous were uttered by New Yorkers.

April 25, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Urban Renewal

As abundant sunshine coaxed into bloom the Bradford-pear trees lining the city’s sidewalks, change and renewal seemed to be in the air.

April 18, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
When in New York. . .

As these three world-historical figures ascended to the Great Perhaps, life in the city carried on in its usual sublunary style.

April 11, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Wet Spell

Although Spring had just begun, some New Yorkers were already visibly sweating.

April 4, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Hello and Good-bye

“April is the cruelest month, / A smile will make it better. / But if you frown and act depressed, / You’ll only make it wetter.”

March 28, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Fame and Fortunes

It was a week of mixed fortunes in New York.

March 14, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Spring Nearly Sprung

The week, a drab late-winter run-up to St. Patrick's Day, offered promise of future delights.

March 7, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Passing Colors

Although outwardly uneventful, it was a week in which New York was tested in ways both subtle and obvious, trivial and serious.

February 28, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Booster Shots

More smiles were seen on the streets of New York than at any time since before November 2.

February 21, 2005 | It Happened Last Week
Clothes and Skin

It was a week of high frivolity, as the city gave itself over to ogling frocks (and the preternaturally beautiful models who wore them), erecting enormous artworks, and arguing about porn.

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