• Please Note: The N.Y. Today and Metropolitan Diary Columns Are Not Going Away October 27, 2015
    The City Room blog is going dark, but the features that appeared on it, like New York Today and Metropolitan Diary, are continuing as ever.
    By The New York Times
  • City Room, a Blog With a Broad Mandate, Is Retiring October 26, 2015
    Eight years, 20,000 posts and perhaps 100 million clicks later, City Room sails off into the sunset.
    By Andy Newman
  • No Cheating at Zabar’s October 25, 2015
    Metropolitan Diary: An old hand at the delicatessen's waiting line caught a newly arrived customer trying to use someone's discarded ticket.
    By Heidi Olson
  • Discovering New York Together October 23, 2015
    Metropolitan Diary: An autumn romance, including meeting on the F train platform in Brooklyn, hitting the greenmarket and the zoo, and letting a tourist take their picture.
    By Adele P.
  • After 82 Years, No More Driving October 22, 2015
    Metropolitan Diary: The day he sold his final car and gave up his keys, a 93-year-old was flooded with memories, starting with Pop's lessons behind the wheel.
    By Dawes Potter
  • Dating on a Budget in the 1960s October 21, 2015
    Metropolitan Diary: Dinner, a cruise and ground transportation, courtesy of the subway system, Chinatown and the Staten Island Ferry, could add up to very little 50 years ago.
    By Ivan Berger
  • Grieving With a Firefighter October 20, 2015
    Metropolitan Diary: A remembrance of a somber commute downtown nine days after the 9/11 attacks, when a firefighter boarded the subway in full dress uniform.
    By Helen Malmgren
  • The River Watchers October 18, 2015
    Metropolitan Diary: Canoeing around Manhattan at night, a man discovered eyes on the water from every available viewing spot, no matter how decrepit the pier or how late the hour.
    By Peter Tiso
  • ‘Is That Your Money?’ October 16, 2015
    Metropolitan Diary: A sleepy-looking commuter on the G train seemed strangely unconcerned about a folded $100 bill lying in front of him.
    By Phoebe Chao
  • Almost Missing Summer October 15, 2015
    Metropolitan Diary: As the writer awoke in the October chill, she began to romanticize summer, then remembered what it had been really like.
    By Jessica Fu
  • Daily Blotter November 28, 2015
    Queens Police say a suspect stole a bicycle from the garage of an Astoria apartment building. He let himself into the building in the vicinity of Crescent Street and 31st Avenue on Oct. 25 at about 3 a.m., then made his way to the indoor garage. He grabbed the black Cannondale mountain bike from a...
  • High-profile minister ‘seconds’ from skipping Trump meeting November 28, 2015
    WASHINGTON — A high-profile black Brooklyn minister who signed up to join dozens of colleagues in a meeting with Donald Trump said on Friday that he’s considering skipping the event over recent comments by the Republican presidential candidate. “I’m like a few seconds from bowing out of it,” said Bishop Hezekiah Walker, founder of the...
  • Justise Winslow shows Carmelo Anthony why he was Top 10 pick November 28, 2015
    The Knicks probably would have ended up happy either way. Once in consideration to be taken by the Knicks with the fourth overall pick in the draft, used on Kristaps Porzingis, Heat forward Justise Winslow displayed the two-way skills that made the Duke swingman such an attractive rebuilding piece in Miami’s 97-78 win at the...
  • Thieves really love Black Friday November 28, 2015
    Black Friday is the worst day of the year for theft, new statistics show. There is a 28 percent increase in “off-premise’’ thefts — or those that occur away from home — than any other day, a Travelers Insurance analysis found. Thieves typically target newly bought gifts in cars, the company said. “On Black Friday,...
  • Tenant in ‘haunted’ apartment hosted Thanksgiving dinner November 28, 2015
    One tenant of the ritzy Williamsburg apartment building that was vacated this week — thanks to shoddy construction work ordered by notorious murdered landlord Menachem Stark — chose to ignore the city’s orders to stay away as he held a Thanksgiving feast at his residence on Thursday. “The gas is turned off, [so] we ordered...
  • Pope slams ‘new forms of colonialism’ in Africa November 28, 2015
    Pope Francis on Friday lashed out at the dreadful living conditions of slum dwellers in Kenya and other poor countries, calling them victims of “new forms of colonialism.” The pontiff’s harsh comments came during a visit to Nairobi’s Kangemi slums, where people live in tin shacks, use filthy pit toilets and have to buy water...
  • Court rejects woman’s payout ‘ploy’ after winning chalets, $12M in divorce November 28, 2015
    A Manhattan woman who landed two Swiss chalets, $8 million in jewelry and $4 million in stock in her divorce settlement — and still whined for more — isn’t getting another red cent, an appeals court ruled. “The court issued a careful, comprehensive decision addressing all relevant factors, including [her] egregious economic fault in claiming...
  • Scott Stringer’s budget has skyrocketed in past two years November 28, 2015
    The budget for the office of the city’s financial watchdog grew at twice the rate of the rest of the government over the last two years, according to data examined by The Post. Comptroller Scott String­er’s budget increased from $71 million in fiscal 2013, when John Liu was in charge, to $86 million in fiscal...
  • Taxi King’s estranged wife sold ‘stolen’ chandeliers for just $13K November 28, 2015
    The estranged wife of city “taxi king” Gene Freidman sold two crystal chandeliers — said to be worth a total of more than $300,000 — for a paltry $13,000 after allegedly swiping them from their Upper East Side town house, court papers show. “I was simply seeking to monetize the limited assets that accrued to...
  • Yasiel Puig shoves sister, punches bouncer in brawl: report November 28, 2015
    A lightning rod for controversy with his antics on the field, Yasiel Puig is becoming a headache off the field for the Dodgers. The 24-year-old Cuban outfielder is the subject of a Major League Baseball investigation after reports emerged that he shoved his sister and instigated a brawl in a Miami bar earlier this week....


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