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It Happened Last Week Archive

May 9, 2005
Show and Tell

Owing perhaps to the scent of blossoms in the air, it was a week that found the city in an unusually revealing mood.

May 2, 2005
Say What?

In a week of memorable words—“Habemus papam,” intoned an old man in red; “One final one, and then I stop,” vowed a six-time Tour de France champion—some of the most momentous were uttered by New Yorkers.

April 25, 2005
Urban Renewal

As abundant sunshine coaxed into bloom the Bradford-pear trees lining the city’s sidewalks, change and renewal seemed to be in the air.

April 18, 2005
When in New York. . .

As these three world-historical figures ascended to the Great Perhaps, life in the city carried on in its usual sublunary style.

April 11, 2005
Wet Spell

Although Spring had just begun, some New Yorkers were already visibly sweating.

April 4, 2005
Hello and Good-bye

“April is the cruelest month, / A smile will make it better. / But if you frown and act depressed, / You’ll only make it wetter.”

March 28, 2005
Fame and Fortunes

It was a week of mixed fortunes in New York.

March 14, 2005
Spring Nearly Sprung

The week, a drab late-winter run-up to St. Patrick's Day, offered promise of future delights.

March 7, 2005
Passing Colors

Although outwardly uneventful, it was a week in which New York was tested in ways both subtle and obvious, trivial and serious.

February 28, 2005
Booster Shots

More smiles were seen on the streets of New York than at any time since before November 2.