Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.


It Happened Last Week Archive

August 27, 2007
Moving On

As the city draped itself in black last week to mourn the death of Brooke Astor, stock-market troubles aside, the summer’s darkest days otherwise seemed to have passed.

August 20, 2007
Round Round

In a week in which a freak twister whipped through Brooklyn, downing trees and smashing cars, everything seemed like it was spinning.

August 13, 2007
Flip-Flop Weather

Citizens left the city in droves as August began, apparently fleeing the cloud of uncertainty that seemed to have settled over the city.

July 30, 2007

The city was shaken last week when an explosion tore open the ground near Grand Central spewed scalding vapor into the midtown sky, but steam was being blown off everywhere.

July 23, 2007
Oven Fresh

Mother Nature cooked up a heat wave to celebrate last week’s 30th anniversary of the ’77 blackout, but GOP front-runner Rudy Giuliani was feeling hot under the collar.

July 16, 2007
Home of the Brave

As the rockets’ red glare faded over New York Harbor and the city awaited the auspicious date of 7/7/07, residents had reason to feel lucky.

July 2, 2007
Road Trip

As the city was drenched alternately by rain and perspiration, Mayor Bloomberg fanned presidential-run rumors by announcing that he’d cooled on the Republican Party.

June 25, 2007
Hot Town

Rudy Giuliani’s overheated twelve-point plan promising a little something for everyone was nicely in the spirit of a week characterized by hot air.

June 18, 2007
Get a Life

With public enemy no. 1, Paris Hilton, temporarily behind bars, the city turned its attention to more-mundane threats.

June 11, 2007

Any week in which scalpers can demand five figures to hear The Police play at the Garden and the pollen count goes through the roof is bound to leave the city gasping for air.