• 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
  • Rams receiver hospitalized after getting shot in head November 25, 2015
    Rams receiver Stedman Bailey has been shot and hospitalized after suffering a gunshot wound to the head, according to multiple reports. The third-year veteran was shot twice in the head and once in the hip while sitting in a car with two young relatives and his cousin in Miami. According to NFL.com’s Mike Silver, his...
  • ‘Child-porn peddling’ dentist blames meth for confession November 25, 2015
    The Chelsea dentist who allegedly bragged about engaging in bestiality and intentionally spreading HIV to gay lovers by poking holes in condoms claims he lied about it all to an FBI informant because he was high on meth. “People on meth aren’t necessarily accurate historians,” said Marc Agnifilo, the lawyer for Dr. John Wolf, 59,...
  • Warriors whip Lakers to set record for best start in NBA history November 25, 2015
    OAKLAND, Calif. — The defending champion Warriors set the record for best start in NBA history at 16-0, as Stephen Curry had 24 points and nine assists in a 111-77 rout of the Lakers on Tuesday night. With their coach sidelined, the Warriors surpassed the 15-0 starts by the Washington Capitols of 1948-49 and 1993-94...
  • Freed Israeli spy spotted wearing monitoring bracelet November 25, 2015
    Spy Jonathan Pollard was spotted on Tuesday wearing a new piece of “jewelry’’ — an electronic monitoring bracelet. Pollard had the black thick-banded GPS device on his left wrist as he left the Manhattan federal courthouse holding his smiling wife Esther’s hand. He was at court to fill out paperwork regarding his parole. Last week...
  • Tony Romo’s return doesn’t change fact Panthers are better November 25, 2015
    It’s a battle of undefeateds — the 10-0 Cam Newton Panthers vs. the 3-0 Tony Romo Cowboys. The Panthers are the better team here. They’ve covered in eight of the 10 wins, including all four on the road. Some of the competition has been weak, but they did win at Seattle. Romo’s back but it...
  • Cop’s pistol stolen from his Bronx station house locker November 25, 2015
    An NYPD-issued Glock 19 pistol was stolen from an officer’s locker in a Bronx station house and cops have yet to identify a suspect, ­police sources said Tuesday. The piece went missing from Sgt. Paul Muhammad’s locker in the 43rd Precinct at about 11 p.m. Monday, the sources said. It is ­unknown if the gun...
  • Forgettable NYC trip for Ben Simmons, but not for this Marquette star November 25, 2015
    Ben Simmons was the Legends Classic’s big attraction, the likely No. 1 pick in next June’s NBA draft making his one and only visit to New York City. Though the LSU freshman performed very well in front of loads of NBA scouts, averaging 12.5 points, 17 rebounds and 8.5 assists in two games, he lost...
  • Surrogate carrying triplets says ‘dad’ demanding she abort one November 25, 2015
    A man who paid a surrogate to have his baby became overwhelmed when he learned she was having triplets — and demanded the woman abort one of the fetuses while threatening her with financial ruin, she claims. “They are human beings. I bonded with these kids. This is just not right,” mom-to-be Melissa Cook told...
  • Ex-Jet Quinton Coples claimed off waivers by Dolphins November 25, 2015
    The Jets won’t have to wait long to see their former teammate, Quinton Coples. The Dolphins claimed Coples off waivers Tuesday, one day after the Jets waived him. Miami faces the Jets on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Dolphins vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum was the Jets’ general manager in 2012 when the team...
  • Bloomberg names new politics editor November 25, 2015
    One-time top New York Times editor John Geddes joined Bloomberg on Tuesday as US politics editor, in what most see as a bid to shore up the political coverage after a round of layoffs that targeted the DC bureau two months ago. Bloomberg’s Washington bureau has been suffering from low morale amid a turf war...

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