• 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
  • Startups are taking over the New York real estate market May 24, 2016
    The Technology, Advertising, Media and Information companies, collectively known as TAMI tenants, are increasingly taking over the office leasing market as these small incubating companies grow into Amazonian-like monsters. According to Cushman & Wakefield, over 100 TAMIs are now seeking some 4 million square feet of space. While the majority are focusing on offices of...
  • These retailers are coming to your neck of the woods May 24, 2016
    Retailers from around the world are exploring and learning about New York City’s micro markets — small sub-sections of neighborhoods that can serve more people than most suburban towns. Take Times Square. Its designation as the center of the tourist universe means it is still coveted by theme retailers such as Gulliver’s Gate, a 49,000-square-foot miniature...
  • Landlords lower rent to keep their stores full May 24, 2016
    Between New York’s 8.5 million residents and 60 million annual tourists and business visitors, local retail brokers and owners are sloughing off a spate of abysmal retail reports. But owners are still so concerned they have cut asking rents in over half of Manhattan’s main shopping corridors in an attempt to fill what’s already available....
  • Flowers aren’t just pretty, they’re good for your health May 24, 2016
    Flowers are an easy way to put a smile on someone’s face — but there’s actually a scientific reason they make us feel so good: Studies have shown their presence elicits joyful feelings. “Science shows that not only do flowers make us happier, they have strong positive effects on our emotional well-being,” says Jeannette Haviland-Jones,...
  • Meet the architect giving Manhattan’s retail stores a refreshing look May 24, 2016
    When Bob Lowe, principal of Arrowstreet, sees a storefront, he doesn’t think about the clothes or shoes on display. Instead, the design architect — who mocks up snazzy storefront renderings for owners and brokers to attract tenants — thinks about how to make both the merchandise and facade pop. Already Lowe’s Boston-based visioning, branding and...
  • Two grand European hotels perfect for honeymoon escapes May 24, 2016
    In life, there are hotels. And then, there are legendary hotels. The ones that don’t only stand the test of time, but continually set a new standard; equally as likely to be the setting for a Fitzgerald or Steinbeck novel as they are a glitzy Dior ad or celebrity-laden gala. Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc in...
  • Human remains from EgyptAir flight point to explosion on board May 24, 2016
    CAIRO — A senior Egyptian forensics official says human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft. The official is part of the Egyptian investigative team and has personally examined the remains at a Cairo morgue. He spoke on...
  • Social media makes my cancer suck less May 24, 2016
    It was midnight and Margit Detweiler, a Prospect Heights-based content strategist and creator of the lifestyle Web site TueNight.com, was sitting ramrod straight at her home office, squinting at the sea of teal-bedecked browser windows covering her laptop screen. “It’s the color for ovarian cancer,” explains Detweiler, 48. “As soon as I was diagnosed, I...
  • A Thailand villa vacation by the numbers May 24, 2016
    The 2-year-old Anantara Layan Phuket — tucked in a cove on Thailand’s west coast — offers every sort of honeymoon delight: tropical romance, daring adventure, cultural ritual and epicurean indulgence. The resort has also just debuted its ultraluxe Residence villas, whose breathtaking sea vistas are straight out of an island fairytale. It’s your honeymoon, so...
  • Dad’s drinking can harm a fetus, too May 24, 2016
    Want to be a dad? Watch what you drink. A recent Georgetown University study says newborns can suffer from fetal alcohol spectrum disorder even if the mother never had a drink. The culprit, researchers concluded: Dad. “Up to 75 percent of children with FASD have biological fathers who are alcoholics,” says Joanna Kitlinska, the study’s...

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