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It Happened Last Week Archive

October 31, 2005
Grandmother Courage

In a relatively uneventful autumn week, there were subtle yet disquieting signs of New York’s continuing suburbanization.

October 24, 2005
Verbal Downpour

In a gray, sodden week, one that pushed New York toward a new record for October rainfall, the city echoed with strange linguistic innovations.

October 17, 2005
Hopes and Fears

Reflections on righteousness occupied the thoughts of many New Yorkers, Jew and gentile alike, as they strove to sort out complicated feelings about various public figures.

October 10, 2005
Hello, Dalai

Freddy Ferrer told churchgoers that “God is on my side,” an endorsement that, added to those of David Dinkins and Dennis Rivera, made for a powerful Trinity indeed.

October 3, 2005
Judgment Days

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

September 16, 2005
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
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
Sweatwear

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
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
Robust August

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