• 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
  • Obama pardons ‘Honest’ and ‘Abe’ ahead of Thanksgiving November 26, 2015
    WASHINGTON — “Honest” and “Abe” will live to gobble another day after being pardoned by President Obama on Wednesday in an annual Thanksgiving tradition. “America is, after all, a country of second chances, and this turkey has earned a second chance to live out the rest of his life comfortably,” Obama said just before using...
  • Silver jury recesses without verdict, reluctant panelist to stay November 26, 2015
    The jury in the Sheldon Silver corruption trial failed to reach a verdict Wednesday, after the judge declined to sit down with a juror who sent deliberations into a tailspin a day earlier. Manhattan federal Judge Valerie Caproni told the panel that she couldn’t meet with any of them individually for fear of learning what...
  • Sumner Redstone demands ex turn over all unauthorized video and audio recordings November 26, 2015
    If Sumner Redstone’s life were made into a movie, a good title would be “Sex, Lies and Videotape.” Lawyers for the 92-year-old lothario claim that former live-in girlfriend Manuela Herzer installed cameras throughout his mansion without permission and are demanding the return of any unauthorized video or audio recordings. “He hereby demands that, to the...
  • Daily Blotter November 26, 2015
    Manhattan The hulking thug who allegedly sexually assaulted and murdered the director of a homeless shelter last April was hit with an attempted-robbery charge this week in an earlier case, police said. Weeks before West Spruill, 40, allegedly raped and killed Ana Charle, 36, in The Bronx, he attempted to rob a 25-year-old woman at...
  • Sumner Redstone hungers for red beef and sex: ex-girlfriend November 26, 2015
    Ailing 92-year-old media mogul Sumner Redstone may be losing his edge — but not his appetite for sex and steak, according to explosive court papers filed by a spurned gal pal. Former live-in girlfriend Manuela Herzer, 50, escalated the battle over the nonagenarian billionaire on Wednesday by claiming the chairman and controlling shareholder of Viacom...
  • Obama: No ‘credible’ terrorist threats for holidays November 26, 2015
    WASHINGTON — President Obama told Americans Wednesday they can travel over the holidays without concern because there aren’t any “specific and credible” terrorist threats to the nation. Speaking from the White House, he called worries “understandable.” But currently, he said, “we know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland.”
  • Manhattan borough president: Elected officials deserve raise November 26, 2015
    Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer isn’t going to make a lot of friends among fellow elected officials because she’s pushing for reasonable pay raises that match the cost of living. Brewer told a commission studying pay hikes for all city elected officials that a 15 percent hike would be fair to compensate for inflation since...
  • The day in photos: Nov. 25, 2015 November 26, 2015
    Lion cubs debut in Denver, Thanksgiving travel begins, Amazon prepares for Black Friday sales and more.
  • Spy at Goldman Sachs stole $460K before fleeing to China November 26, 2015
    A Goldman Sachs worker whose job was to prevent wrongdoing at the bank spied on his co-workers and used the inside information to make nearly half a million in illicit profits, regulators alleged in court papers. Yue “John” Han, an associate in Goldman’s surveillance group, made $460,000 trading stocks before fleeing to China, the Securities...
  • Celebrities flock to the Hamptons for Thanksgiving November 26, 2015
    Good luck getting into SoulCycle in the Hamptons this weekend.


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