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It Happened Last Week Archive

May 12, 2008
Totally Messed Up

Last week’s news that marijuana-related arrests in the city were up tenfold in the past decade could help explain a rash of fuzzy thinking.

May 19, 2008
Every Move You Make

The Police announced last week that they’d wrap their reunion tour in the city this summer

June 2, 2008
Port of Call

Gas prices remained astronomical and American Airlines debuted a $15-per-suitcase surcharge

June 23, 2008
Hot Dog

The dog days of summer arrived a month ahead of schedule last week.

September 22, 2008
Hogging the Spotlight

John McCain and Barack Obama temporarily stopped bickering and observed a moment of silence.

September 29, 2008
Closing Time

As Derek Jeter bade the old Yankee Stadium farewell, Wall Street took a baseball bat to its own.

October 27, 2008
Plumbing the Depths

The candidates for president met on Long Island for a Charlie Rose–style debate.

November 3, 2008
Falling Away

Tmperatures, leaves, and the stock market all fell last week.

November 10, 2008
Almost There …

As the presidential campaign ticked its final minutes last week, all signs pointed toward a blue surge propelling a black man into a White House.

November 24, 2008
Back to the Grind

As the euphoria of last week’s victory parties faded, the city settled in to ride out its economic hangover.