• 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
  • Mom finds dirty razor blade inside daughter’s Wendy’s cup May 5, 2016
    A New Hampshire mother who says she discovered a slimy razor blade in her daughter’s fountain drink from Wendy’s has prompted the fast food chain and the local health department to launch separate investigations. On Friday, Aubrey Simonds of Keene, N.H. posted a photo on Facebook, writing that she had discovered a small, dirty razor...
  • Teens kidnapped on prom night pistol-whip their way to safety May 5, 2016
    VICTORVILLE, Calif. — Two California teens kidnapped following their high school prom managed to escape after one of them wrested a gun away from their attacker and then pistol-whipped him, authorities said. Jared James was arrested Saturday when he went to a hospital for treatment of injuries he sustained in the fight with one of...
  • 4 easy ways to interrogate your family like a CIA agent May 5, 2016
    Want someone to spill the beans? You’d better ditch the aggressive interrogation techniques. Coercing won’t get you anywhere,” Michael Floyd, a former CIA official, tells The Post. “You have to make them comfortable so they can be vulnerable and open up to you.” Floyd, co-author of “Get the Truth” (St. Martin’s Griffin; out now), shares...
  • Real estate mogul scoops up scandal-plagued $15M home May 5, 2016
    Real estate mogul Frederick Rudd and his wife Kim are the new owners of Ghislaine Maxwell’s $15 million townhouse at 116 E. 65th St, Gimme Shelter has learned. This is not the first time Rudd has purchased real estate from a, um, colorful and controversial character. Maxwell, if you recall, is the daughter of the...
  • Super bid! Jonah Hill buys $9.16M Noho home May 5, 2016
    Jonah Hill, the 32-year-old actor and comedian who received Oscar nominations for his straight roles in “Moneyball” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” is the buyer of a four-bedroom unit at The Schumacher in Noho, Gimme Shelter has learned. Hill bought the 3,280-square-foot pad at 36 Bleecker St. — which was last asking $9.5 million —...
  • Civic groups ask Bharara to create panel to probe ‘pay-to-play’ culture May 5, 2016
    Nearly 100 civic and community groups on Wednesday called for Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara to create a blue-ribbon panel akin to the shuttered Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption and clean up the “pay-to-play” culture they said rules real-estate development in the city. “We have put the dots together, and we ask . ....
  • My mom died — and nobody told me for 5 years May 5, 2016
    Barbara Bracht Donsky was 3 years old when her baby brother arrived — and her mother went missing. In her memoir, “Veronica’s Grave,” out Monday, the 78-year-old Upper East Sider reflects on the loss she felt after being told her mother had “gone away.” In fact, she had died in childbirth. She tells The Post’s...
  • Schneiderman probes SUNY’s involvement in ‘bid-rigging’ projects May 5, 2016
    State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched a probe into potential bid-rigging of a project involving the State University of New York and a SUNY official with ties to Gov. Cuomo. The investigation centers on whether SUNY Polytechnic President Alain Kaloyeros improperly coordinated with a real estate firm, Columbia Development, on a dormitory project in...
  • ‘Today’ co-host Natalie Morales officially headed to Hollywood May 5, 2016
    Natalie Morales is moving west. The longtime co-host of NBC’s “Today” show is swapping her regular 30 Rock gig for a top role on Tinseltown-based “Access Hollywood,” the network said. The move confirms a report Wednesday in The Post. Morales, who lives across the Hudson River from the Big Apple, in Hoboken, NJ, is to...
  • Widow sues hostess after snow-covered awning kills hubby May 5, 2016
    The widow of a Manhattan man who was crushed to death when a snow-laden patio awning collapsed on him at an upstate New Year’s Eve party is suing the hostess. Gisa Botbol is suing Judy Fein in Manhattan Supreme Court. Fein, of Rhinebeck, told The Post she had no way of knowing the awning would...

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