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20 Things New Yorkers Older Than 40 Did

And will never do again. It was a great time to be a New Yorker.

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4. Read the best weekly newspaper in America.

In the 1990s, New York Press had the following writers doing weekly columns: Matt Taibbi, Jonathan Ames, Dirty Sanchez (Mike Doughty), Ned Vizzini (author, It's Kind of a Funny Story), Jim Knipfel, Alexander Cockburn, Christopher Caldwell, Daniel Radosh, screenwriter William Monahan, Dave Eggers, Amy Sohn, Sam Sifton, Spike Vrusho (favorite sports writer ever), etc. (sorry if I left you off) — ALL at the same time.


8. Go to Billy's Topless (no implants!), before Mayor Rudy Giuliani forced them to change it to Billy's "Stopless" (no topless dancers) and eventually close.


15. Go to Yankee games at the old stadium in the 1990s.


There is NO comparison between the current Yankee Stadium atmosphere and the feel of the games in the mid- to late 1990s. None. I'm not a Yankees fan (Mariners). In fact, I hate the Yankees. But that was the best place and best time to see a baseball game. period.