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It Happened Last Week Archive

August 8, 2005
Intemperate Zone

As the city sank into estival torpor, Con Ed reported that electricity consumption had hit an all-time peak. People sought relief however they could.

July 25, 2005
Rumble, Rumble

he week after the London bombings, it Twas borne in upon slightly anxious New Yorkers that the MTA had spent a mere $30 million of the $600 million it had committed to security.

July 18, 2005
Urban Grit

Any disappointment by New York over its failed Olympic bid had to be reckoned as trivial compared with what the winning city went through.

July 4, 2005

The day after the summer solstice, there was a full moon over New York. Yet this seemingly auspicious sign was preceded by a series of small disasters across the city.

June 27, 2005
Let the Games Continue

With a pardonable sense of exasperation, New Yorkers did their best to follow a stadium–cum–Olympic-bid drama that had more false endings than a Mahler symphony.

June 20, 2005
Hot and Humid

The week's unseasonable warmth made the air heavy with scents and odors that seemed to call forth primal emotions across the city.

June 13, 2005
Secrets and Sighs

The disclosure of Deep Throat’s identity transfixed the city, and New Yorkers grappled with other revelations of a more local character.

June 6, 2005
Oh, Wow

If the week had a moral, it might well have been that the best way of making a good impression is to maintain a demure silence.

May 30, 2005
I Love Nueva York

The city is inexhaustible. We have to believe that—as the mayor would say—porque somos nuyorquinos.

May 23, 2005
From High to Quite Low

It was a week crowded with culture, some of it elevated, some not.