• 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
  • Shocking heroin ODs caught on camera October 28, 2016
    Recently, there has been a dramatic rise in heroin overdoses. These cases have been sweeping the news and witnesses have often been children. Here are just a few examples of the epidemic that is very publicly plaguing our nation.
  • Ex-Penn State coach awarded $7M in defamation suit October 28, 2016
    BELLEFONTE, Pa. — A jury awarded a former Penn State assistant football coach $7.3 million in damages Thursday, finding the university defamed him after it became public that his testimony helped prosecutors charge Jerry Sandusky with child molestation. Jurors deliberated for about four hours in Mike McQueary’s defamation and misrepresentation lawsuit. Judge Thomas Gavin still...
  • Woman sues Jimmy John’s over sandwich served with Dijon mustard October 28, 2016
    A Michigan woman is suing sandwich chain Jimmy John’s after she says she suffered a severe allergic reaction to a sandwich that contained mustard. Lindsey Bresnahan filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, Mich. Friday, reports Wood TV. Bresnahan has “been unable to speak above a whisper since the incident occurred,”...
  • Woman awarded $70M in Johnson & Johnson cancer suit October 28, 2016
    ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis jury has awarded a California woman more than $70 million in her lawsuit alleging that years of using Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder caused her cancer, the latest case raising concerns about the health ramifications of extended talcum powder use. The jury ruling Thursday ended the trial that began...
  • ‘Old man’s yoga pants rant sparks outcry and a parade October 28, 2016
    BARRINGTON, R.I. — A Rhode Island man whose remarks on women wearing yoga pants angered many and spurred a parade is standing by his comments. Alan Sorrentino’s letter printed in The Barrington Times had argued that yoga pants belong in the yoga studio and that women over age 20 shouldn’t wear them in public. The...
  • Filipino mayor among 10 killed during anti-drug raid October 28, 2016
    KORONADAL, Philippines — A Philippine town mayor who was publicly identified by President Rodrigo Duterte as a drug trafficking suspect was gunned down Friday with nine of his men at a police checkpoint, in one of the bloodiest operations since the crackdown was launched. Little over a month after he took office on a promise...
  • The punk band that made Patti Smith turn up her nose October 28, 2016
    The Sex Pistols and the Clash stole all the headlines, but when it comes to British punk, it was the Damned who were first out of the blocks. The Londoners released their fast-and-furious first single “New Rose” 40 years ago this October — a full month before the Sex Pistols put out “Anarchy in the...
  • ‘Doctor Strange’ writer on bringing the Marvel hero to the big screen October 28, 2016
    As powers go, not much would beat sorcery. Who among us wouldn’t love instantaneously conjuring ourselves through the Holland Tunnel or banishing that subway fingernail clipper to an alternate dimension? But as movies go, magic can be problematic. Being all-powerful tends to undercut drama and provide a convenient deus ex machina for solving nearly any...
  • The first-ever female eagle hunter is totally fearless — and a teenager October 28, 2016
    Kazakh teenager Aisholpan Nurgaiv has broken a glass ceiling in her mountainous homeland. In the new documentary “The Eagle Huntress,” we meet Aisholpan, who at 13 aims to become the first-ever female eagle hunter in the history of her nomadic culture in Mongolia’s Altai Mountains, one of the most remote places on Earth. In spite...
  • Man threatened with a knife by trio of robbers in Grand Central October 28, 2016
    An armed robbery occurred in Grand Central Station early Friday morning, police sources said. The male victim was brutally punched in the face and threatened with a knife by two men and one woman. Officials said the incident occurred just after midnight and is under investigation. It is unclear at this time what the trio...

Frozen Grand Central Station

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

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