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It Happened Last Week Archive

February 2, 2009
Hope Floats

As Barack Obama became the 44th president, it seemed like most of New York had traveled to Washington.

January 5, 2009
Far, Far Away

As Barack Obama flashed his six-pack on the beaches of Hawaii, others indulged their own escapist fantasies.

December 15, 2008
A Mildly Cheerful Season

It was estimated that two-thirds of office holiday parties have been canceled, but some New Yorkers still found reason to celebrate.

December 8, 2008
Thanks for Nothing

Even as a new Keith Haring balloon floated above the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the city was feeling anything but lighter than air.

November 17, 2008
The End of the Beginning

As President-elect Obama addressed the nation from the shores of Lake Michigan, New York erupted in celebration.

October 20, 2008
Hold Your Breath

It was a week of waiting to see if things could get any worse.

September 15, 2008
Week of the Pig

News of a minor metro baby boom seemed fitting for a week in which the entire city was talking about a pregnant teenager from Alaska.

September 1, 2008
One Moment in Time

Mayor Bloomberg gazed into his green crystal ball—where he saw wind-powered turbines atop skyscrapers and the Brooklyn Bridge.

August 25, 2008
Falling Dollars

Gas may have fallen to $4 a gallon in the city last week, but it didn’t seem like anyone else was getting their money’s worth.

August 18, 2008
That’s … Funny?

Jets fans could be forgiven some giddiness at elderly quarterback Brett Favre’s arrival.