• 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
  • The day in photos: Feb. 5, 2016 February 5, 2016
    A macaque gears up for the Year of the Monkey celebration, candidates take to snowy New Hampshire and more.
  • Twitter has suspended more than 125,000 accounts for promoting terrorism February 5, 2016
    WASHINGTON — Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday. The effort signaled efforts by Twitter to automatically identify tweets supporting terrorism, reflecting increased pressure placed by the US government for...
  • FDNY chaplain holds impromptu wedding for couple after crane collapse February 5, 2016
    A bride-to-be getting her hair done down the block from the Friday morning crane collapse was escorted through the chaos by an FDNY chaplain, who then married ​the woman and her groom ​on the spot. The impromptu wedding took place on the steps of the ​nearby ​Tweed Courthouse​ — the Department of Education headquarters —...
  • 6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Taiwan February 5, 2016
    A 6.4-magnitude earthquake has struck southern Taiwan, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake struck around 3 p.m. Eastern on Friday, about six miles underground. The temblor was located some 22 miles southeast of Yujing, according to the survey.
  • Sickly sea lion pup found sleeping in restaurant booth February 5, 2016
    Maybe she had come for the hazelnut-coated wild prawns or the stunning sea views. Whatever the case, a sickly sea lion caused quite a stir at a San Diego restaurant this week. It was found by staff sleeping in a booth early Thursday overlooking the ocean. It was soon was roused from its slumber and...
  • The planned tallest building in the world could be a mile high February 5, 2016
    Give builders an inch, and they’ll take a mile — literally. Architects at Kohn Pedersen Fox and structural engineering firm Leslie E. Robertson Associates are planning to erect a mile-high building in Japan. Located in Tokyo Bay, an inlet southeast of the city proper, the plan — dubbed Next Tokyo — wouldn’t just be a...
  • Ranking all 49 Super Bowls from worst to first February 5, 2016
    Steve Serby ranks the Super Bowls 49-1. 49. XXIV — 49ers 55, Broncos 10: MVP Joe Montana threw five TD passes and it was 41-3 early in the third quarter as George Seifert became the second rookie head coach to win the Super Bowl and John Elway dropped to 0-3 in the Super Bowl. 48....
  • Kevin Smith’s daughter took Uber home after ‘kidnap’ scare February 5, 2016
    Harley Quinn Smith revealed that two men tried to pick her up pretending to be her Uber ride.

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