Columbia University archive
November 12, 2000
■ Sunnyside Gardens provides "oasis" in Queens -
The stately tree in the midst of the old brick buildings reluctantly surrendered to autumn, holding on to a few orange leaves while sending their brown brethren to the ground below.
November 2, 2000
■ Have you seen this candidate? -
Trina knew the name, she said. It was on the tip of her tongue. She lit a cigarette with a customer's lighter, leaning over the bar to return it. It didn't help. "Nope," she finally said. "I'm not sure who's running."
October 31, 2000
■ The tale of the tape -
By day's end, they didn't even bother shredding the stuff. Not enough time; too much excitement.
October 27, 2000
■ 'A legal loan shark' -
She has a job, the woman says, pressing her fingertips against the scarred plastic window. She just can't prove it.
October 15, 2000
■ There's nothing funny about the comic book business -
Nobody wandered over to the comic section of the store. Perhaps surprisingly for a place named Comic Heaven, the thin trickle of customers roaming this Sunnyside shop Wednesday afternoon seem interested in anything but comics.
October 1, 2000
■ Lions and tigers and elephant-headed gods, oh my -
Alex Gonzalez pulled the sweatshirt over his head and turned around, displaying a bare back decorated in a mosaic of primary colors.
September 20, 2000
■ Peddling peaches -
Some of the homeward-bound commuters almost seemed afraid of Tony Burtin's hoarse shout.
September 7, 2000
■ Mob sends mixture of messages at UN -
The drums outside the United Nations stopped at 11 a.m. Exactly 11 a.m. Sure, it was a protest. But that didn't mean they had to be uncivilized about it, does it?