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It Happened Last Week Archive

August 11, 2008
Shaken Up

As Los Angeles was shaking from a 5.4 tremor, New Yorkers quaked as Governor ­Paterson delivered a nerve-racking budget speech.

July 28, 2008

The sound of numbers crunching could be heard all over the city last week.

July 21, 2008
On the Loose

Jesse Jackson’s accidental admission that he’d like to emasculate Barack Obama was hardly the week’s only awkward idle chatter.

July 14, 2008
Coupled Up

Word that A-Rod had been making late-night visits to ­Madonna’s home base hogged the spotlight from the week’s other odd couples.

June 30, 2008
Wäiting Pätiently

Lovers of cheap furnishings camped out in Red Hook last week prior to the opening of a new Ikea.

June 16, 2008
It Burns

As the price of smokes shot through the $10 barrier last week, even nonsmokers were fired up.

June 9, 2008
Seize the Day

In a week in which another construction crane fell, everyone seemed to be living like it was their last day on Earth.

May 26, 2008
What the…?

Anchor Sue Simmons talked her way into the headlines last week, but foul language could be heard all around.

May 5, 2008
Warmed Over

In a week when temperatures broke 80 degrees, Hillary Clinton’s victory in Pennsylvania all but guaranteed a long, hot summer ahead.

April 21, 2008
The End?

In a week filled with lost causes, none was sadder than the fizzling of the congestion-pricing crusade.