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It Happened Last Week Archive

January 16, 2006
January Firsts

On New Year’s eve, a wave of sleet threatened to turn a densely packed Times Square into a particularly accurate facsimile of hell frozen over, with Mariah Carey’s performance providing the Luciferian soundtrack.

January 9, 2006
Walk It Off

A system-wide transit strike, coinciding appropriately with the darkest day of the year, produced massive inconvenience, economic losses, and countless media tales of New Yorkers’ resilience.

December 26, 2005
Secret Santa

A week of macabre and just weird holiday happenings in New York City.

December 19, 2005
Holiday Jitters

We were busy ticking off our pre-holiday to-do lists: power shopping (check); hunting bears in New Jersey (check); undoing a year’s worth of carefully finessed office social-climbing with one drunken rendition of “Baby Got Back” at the company karaoke party (check).

December 12, 2005
Touchy Feely

In fact, last week resounded with animosity. But come on, folks, it’s almost the holidays—let nothing you dismay!

December 5, 2005
The In-Townies

Natives could take this holiday moment to step back, take stock, or better yet, get the hell out of Dodge.

November 28, 2005
Win and Lose

While there’s never really a good week to be a white guy with Jheri curls, last week was a particularly bad one.

November 21, 2005
Semisweetened Victory

Democratic Party leaders absorbed the important lesson that, in a political campaign, money trumps salsa.

November 14, 2005
Royal Messes

Thankfully the week provided a few nonpartisan, non-apocalyptic distractions, at least for those New Yorkers not fretting about their star rating in the Michelin guide.

November 7, 2005
Tears and Leaks

Despite a peculiar—but pleasant—“maple syrup” smell that enveloped lower Manhattan, the city’s attention remained fixated on leaks, reversals, and disclosures.