• 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
  • Fans boo Alex Rodriguez after latest offensive embarrassment June 30, 2016
    Alex Rodriguez was right. We haven’t heard the last of him. Joe Girardi said Rodriguez was the obvious choice to fill in at DH Wednesday against Texas right-hander Nick Martinez when Carlos Beltran (hamstring) and Mark Teixeira (knee) sat out. “He’s had a lot of at-bats against righties,” the manager said of Rodriguez before the...
  • Pro-Hillary super PAC took $200K in illegal donations June 30, 2016
    WASHINGTON — A super PAC backing Hillary Clinton accepted $200,000 in donations from a federal contractor — which is against the law. Priorities USA Action received two $100,000 checks last year from Boston-based Suffolk Construction Company, records show. The company has nearly $1 million in Defense Department construction work on projects in West Point, NY,...
  • Ex-Times ‘Ethicist’ sues over film’s ‘womanizing’ depiction June 30, 2016
    The former NYT “Ethicist” columnist is now dealing with his own moral dilemma– suing the producers of a film about his ex-wife that depicts him as a “profligate philanderer.” Randy Cohen says the trailer for “Learning to Drive” starring Patricia Clarkson as his ex-wife Katha Pollitt falsely portrays him as a lying cheater. The 2015...
  • Jose Reyes opens up to fellow players about his mistakes June 30, 2016
    ALTOONA, Pa. — Jose Reyes wants to make this comeback work on every level. With that in mind he spoke to the opposing team, the Curve, before Wednesday night’s game at PNG Field about his situation, the terrible mistake he made and his 52-game suspension for violating MLB’s domestic violence policy. “It’s something I wanted...
  • Yanks can build off momentum from tremendous comeback June 30, 2016
    We keep waiting for the moment when the Yankees stand up. When they stop talking about the team they can be, and actually become that team. If it does not happen off of the magic Wednesday night, then when? At about 10:15 p.m., the New York baseball season felt going, going … The Mets had...
  • Judge bars Macy’s from detaining and fining suspected shoplifters June 30, 2016
    A Manhattan judge has barred Macy’s from detaining shoppers suspected of stealing and forcing them to pay a penalty before letting them go. The ruling came in Brooklyn resident Cinthia Orellana’s class-action suit against the retailer because its staffers locked her in a holding cell inside Macy’s Herald Square store for allegedly shoplifting discount shirts...
  • PGA club pro knocks down huge putt to qualify for Championship June 30, 2016
    The PGA Championship is a home game this year — being played at Baltusrol in Springfield, N.J. from July 28-31 — and it will be well represented by Metropolitan-area club pros. With 20 available spots for the year’s fourth and final major championship hanging in the balance in Wednesday’s final round of the PGA Professional...
  • Obama takes offense to Trump’s ‘populist’ claims June 30, 2016
    President Obama, in Canada Wednesday, ranted against Donald Trump’s policies on trade and immigration and took special umbrage at any suggestion the presumptive GOP presidential nominee is a populist. “I’m not prepared to concede the notion that some of the rhetoric that’s been popping up is populist,” Obama said in self-described “rant” in Ottawa as...
  • Hondo bags another June 30, 2016
    Every day seems to be payday for Hondo, who increased his winning streak to four Wednesday when the Blue Jays obliged with a win over the Rockettes that elevated the earnings to 2,276 harrahs. Thursday night: Mr. Aitch will welcome Carrasco back to the Stable of Stalwarts — 20 units on Elizabeth Warren’s favorite team,...
  • This one small Jeff Hornacek gesture really impressed Melo June 30, 2016
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Perhaps one reason Carmelo Anthony was so moved by new coach Jeff Hornacek watching his recent workouts is the new Knicks coach traveled into Manhattan to do so. Hornacek watched a couple of Anthony’s sessions at Anthony’s own gym, Terminal 23, in midtown — not at the club’s Tarrytown facility. They talked...

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Victory For New York City Tenants

In a major victory for New York Citys rent stabilized tenants, New York State Supreme Court Justice Emily Jane Goodman struck down a 2008 supplemental adjustment imposed by the Rent Guidelines Board.

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