• 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
  • Tom Hiddleston is the birthday boy of your dreams February 9, 2016
    It’s Tom Hiddleston’s birthday! Here are all of the reasons you should love the sexy heartthrob.
  • Does Jennifer Aniston have the secret to preventing cancer? February 9, 2016
    Last week, the National Enquirer reported that Jennifer Aniston is using a portable infrared sauna installed at home to fend off cancer cells. Proponents of the unregulated treatment believe that, unlike regular saunas, which only heat the skin’s surface, infrared rays warm from the inside, killing off bacteria, molds, viruses, fungi and cancer cells before...
  • Syria’s bleeding even more thanks to John Kerry’s peace ploy February 9, 2016
    In the days since the collapse of the Syria peace talks championed by Secretary of State John Kerry, the humanitarian catastrophe in northern Syria has grown, tens of thousands of new refugees were created and the Russian- and Iranian-backed killing of civilians has increased. These are all consequences of the flawed US strategy, according to...
  • I had a heart attack at 31 February 9, 2016
    When doctors warn that heart attacks don’t discriminate, Jessica Kennington knows they mean it. The healthy, athletic Harlem resident didn’t suffer from high cholesterol or high blood pressure — and yet she had a heart attack six months ago, on her first wedding anniversary, at the age of 31. Doctors are still working to figure...
  • 10 ways to avoid having a heart attack February 9, 2016
    Quit smoking Tobacco smoke can increase your risk of coronary disease, according to the American Heart Association. Smoking can increase both your blood pressure and your likelihood of a blood clot, as well as decreases your ability to exercise. Get active Dr. Steven Reisman, cardiologist and director of the New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center, stresses...
  • Ex-WWE champ retires at 34 due to concussions February 9, 2016
    The news broke in a tweet Monday. Daniel Bryan confirmed it in Seattle on Monday night. Yes, he is officially retiring. “Trust me, I don’t want to be doing this anymore than you guys don’t want me to be doing this,” he said to a sold-out arena. “It is with a heavy heart and utmost...
  • Fatal crash after trains collide head-on in Germany February 9, 2016
    BAD AIBLING, Germany — Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, killing at least eight people and injuring some 150, police said. Police spokesman Stefan Sonntag told The Associated Press the two regional trains crashed before 7 a.m. on the single line that runs near Bad Aibling, in Bavaria, and that several...
  • You’re now free to booze about the cabin February 9, 2016
    It was lunchtime at Gotham Bar and Grill on East 12th Street, where I sat with Jeannie Cho Lee — the Hong Kong-based author, TV host and professor, who holds the honor of being the first Asian Master of Wine. Directly in front of me stood three flutes of Champagne — Krug, Dom Perignon and...
  • ‘Vinyl’ spins a dark take on ’70s-era music scene February 9, 2016
    Can rock ’n’ roll save one man’s soul? In the opening scenes of HBO’s “Vinyl,” a strung-out record executive sits in his green Mercedes on a very sketchy street in lower Manhattan, trying to score drugs — while holding the card of an NYPD detective. Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale) is played out, like one of...
  • Florentine fashion mob’s latest hotel February 9, 2016
    The all-suite Portrait Firenze opened in May, part of the Ferragamo fashion family’s upscale Lungarno Collection — which includes other escapes in Florence, Tuscany and Rome. Where The Portrait Firenze sits alongside the Arno river, arguably the best location in the city, with excellent proximity to the Uffizi Gallery. Of the 34 suites, 23 have...

Frozen Grand Central Station

Over 200 people freeze in place on cue in NYC’s Grand Central Station.

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