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Another Question from the Quora Mailbag

Why is Donald Trump making his 2024 election strategy about himself rather than the Democratic party?   That’s not his strategy. That’s what he is.…

Is Stoop Dog a Closet Metalhead?

Not really. Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Metallica are the deepest dives I’ve made into heavy metal. I own no Maiden, Sabbath, Priest or Crüe.…

The Wayback Box

Last week I was cleaning up my basement and ran across a dusty cardboard box I’d not opened since I relocated to Brooklyn from Manhattan…

Rebar Rethinking

Stoophang introduces a new article category today, construction. Given that my other blog, Brooklyn Row House, is mostly about construction it was overdue here. On…

The Disappearing Brooklyn Stoop

Brownstoner posted a terrific, in-depth article about something topically relevant to this site. But it’s also something that I’ve noticed all over NYC since the early…

A PSA PSA — Men Over 50 Should Read!

What do these guys have in common? Telly Savalas Frank Zappa Francois Mitterrand Johnny Ramone Timothy Leary Merv Griffin … and about 30,000 lesser-known people…

The Herd Immunity Paradox

There’s a built-in fallacy to herd immunity that shows the difference between a mathematical model where there’s an assumption of even distribution and the practical…
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