• 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
  • Rangers GM: Why only half a rebuild was best option September 25, 2016
    More changes might have been expected. More changes might have been desired after the Rangers were pummeled by the Penguins in the first round of the playoffs last season — the Blueshirts’ earliest exit in five years — but general manager Jeff Gorton only could make so many moves in one offseason. Even if the...
  • What Todd Bowles learned about adversity from Andy Reid September 25, 2016
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jets coach Todd Bowles served on Chiefs coach Andy Reid’s staff for one season when Reid was the Eagles’ head coach. That 2012 season was a tumultuous one. Reid’s son, Garrett, died of a heroin overdose during training camp. The Eagles finished 4-12 and Bowles, who had been coaching defensive backs,...
  • Style points trump safety in ridiculous NFL celebrations September 25, 2016
    Man walks into a psychiatrist’s office, says, “Doc, you gotta help me. I can’t stop singing the song ‘Delilah.’ ” The doctor says, “Sounds as if you’re suffering from Tom Jones syndrome.” Patient: “Is that rare?” Doc: “It’s not unusual.” Don’t think you’re alone, out there. Yours are not silly questions; they’re questions about common...
  • Yankees’ half-measure failure forces grand plan into focus September 25, 2016
    TORONTO — Tyler Clippard symbolized the balancing act — the magic act, really — these 2016 Yankees tried and will fail to execute. No other team in the game’s history unloaded talent approaching the caliber of Carlos Beltran, Aroldis Chapman, Andrew Miller and Ivan Nova, only to simultaneously acquire a win-now veteran such as Clippard,...
  • Hondo saddles up with Colts September 25, 2016
    Hondo made it a week’s worth of losses on Saturday when the Yankees again came up bone dry in Canada to reduce the earnings to 3,511 ameches. Sunday: Mr. Aitch expects to hit paydirt with the Colts, who are laying minimal points against the Chargers — 20 units. According to allegations in a lawsuit filed...
  • Don’t count out Donald Trump just yet September 25, 2016
    At a recent New York event, a Democratic business titan grabbed me by the shoulder and asked what I thought. I started to say that Donald Trump has the momentum, but he squeezed my shoulder tighter and cut me off. “He’s going to be president,” my friend said with conviction. A similar thing had happened...
  • iPhone 7 users are drilling holes into their devices September 25, 2016
    Some iPhone 7 users are so desperate for headphone jacks, they’re falling for a prank YouTube video telling them to drill holes into their phone. “I just did this to my new iPhone 7 and I ruined it how did he do it different,” wrote Grace Richelle on the video uploaded by TechRax last week,...
  • National Museum of African-American History opens in DC September 25, 2016
    A century after it was first proposed, a museum devoted to centuries of African-American history opened Saturday on the National Mall. President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and a 99-year-old woman who is a descendant of slaves rang a bell to open the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History. “This national museum helps to tell...
  • Why advertisers want on-air time on election night September 25, 2016
    Hofstra University’s presidential debate is expected to bring in both huge ratings and huge ad dollars Monday night — but that’s just the beginning. Advertisers are also scrambling to get on-air on election night. News network ad sales divisions say they’ll be able to get a handle on what to charge for pre- and post-election...
  • These fantasy baseball keepers could be foundation of a dynasty September 25, 2016
    Giancarlo Stanton is one of the most powerful players in the game, but he has also become one of the most fragile. After missing 39 games in 2012, 46 games in 2013 and 88 in 2015, the 26-year-old already has missed 40 games this season. He has played more than 123 games in a season...

Random Photos Part Three

Crazy Days and Nights: Random Photos Part Three.

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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