Monthly Archives: June 2004

Three More

That time of summer again, when we spend our days reading about baseball, and our nights watching it. For your browsing pleasure, pointers to must-reading in advance of three games of Red Sox-Yankees at the Stadium: the ever-playful Yanksfan vs. Soxfan, and the ever-genius Soxaholix.
· Yanks Fan vs. Sox Fan [yanksfansoxfan.typepad.com]
· Soxaholix [Soxaholix.com]

Manhattan, Then And Now

From Russell Shorto’s The Island at the Center of the World:

The island spawned taverns and breweries with remarkable speed — at one point in its early years, one quarter of its buildings were devoted to making or selling alcohol. The “bar scene” seems to have rivaled anything New York City could boast today (and, ironically enough, would occupy the same general downtown quadrant that accounts for much of today’s nightlife.)

To be young and in 1640.
· The Island at the Center of the World [Amazon]

Text Messaging Hits the NYC Mainstream

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In the past couple of weeks, I’ve received text messages on my cellphone from three friends that were part of the second wave of Friendster in fall/winter 2003—in other words, friends I’d never have expected to receive text messages from. I think it’s safe to say that texting has at long last jumped into the mainstream in NYC.

I also received the above message from a wag who sent it via his Treo 600. Alas, he may have a point.