• 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
  • Pope urges priests and nuns to accept migrants amid crisis July 31, 2016
    Pope Francis warned priests and nuns on Saturday not to “remain enclosed, out of fear or convenience.” “How can we fail to hear… the great appeal of Saint John Paul II: ‘Open the doors?’” he said at the Sanctuary of St. John Paul II in Krakow, amid criticism of Polish church leaders’ reluctance to accept...
  • Bus driver punches another driver in the face July 31, 2016
    An off-duty MTA bus driver was arrested on Friday after he punched another driver in the face, cops said. Jean Martelly, 46, was stopped in traffic about 9:40 p.m. in Crown Heights when he started arguing with the 25-year-old driver of another vehicle, police said. He allegedly approached the victim and socked him.
  • Meet the hometown heroes making their Olympic debuts July 31, 2016
    When Team USA marches into the Rio de Janeiro Olympic games, locals will have a lot of reasons to cheer — 59 to be exact. That’s the number of athletes hailing from New Jersey (29) and New York (30). The Empire and Garden states are flush with competitors, falling behind California (125), Florida (40), Texas...
  • How Padraig Harrington’s 2 pars jump-started big day July 31, 2016
    As Padraig Harrington walked off the 18th green, he joked with playing partner Danny Willett and threw his arms to his sides to draw a laugh. Harrington grinned wide. Willett remained stoic. The two began Saturday with identical scores of 1-over through 36 holes. After the third round, they were nine strokes apart. Harrington’s 5-under...
  • Fantasy football draft strategy: Don’t overreact to RB busts July 31, 2016
    In the first of a six-part fantasy football draft preview series, The Post looks at overall draft strategy. Next week: tight ends, defense/special teams and kickers. There are times when people panic for no good reason. Sometimes an event, or series of events, solicits a reaction that would be better described as an overreaction. When...
  • Luke Aikins completes 25,000-foot skydive without parachute July 31, 2016
    Skydiver Luke Aikins has become the first person to jump from a plane into a net on the ground without the benefit of a parachute. Aikins hit the 100-by-100-foot net perfectly, quickly climbed out of it and walked over to hug his wife, who had been watching with other family members. Just before climbing into...
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick recalls headaches of running into Jets fans July 31, 2016
    To the surprise of absolutely no one, Jets fans didn’t exactly mince words to Ryan Fitzpatrick during his months-long contract standoff. “Stop being so greedy!’’ the veteran quarterback said Saturday when asked what the fans’ constant message to him was before the stalemate finally ended Wednesday with Fitzpatrick signing a one-year, $12 million deal. “Everywhere...
  • Yankees’ optimism smacked down in damning loss to Rays July 31, 2016
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A team that harbors October hopes and loses two straight to the moribund Rays gets their dream privileges revoked. The Yankees are quite a distance away from being eliminated from the AL East race and the crowded AL wild-card competition. Yet those who watched games against the Rays on Friday and...
  • How the world’s worst singer made a career as a musician July 31, 2016
    On October 25, 1944, a 76-year-old amateur singer sold out Carnegie Hall, creating such demand that 2,000 people were turned away at the door. Richard S. Davis, writing in the Milwaukee Journal, recorded the entrance made by the vocalist, Florence Foster Jenkins, describing her “pale peach gown” and “the sensation of her costume…an immense fan...
  • Mike Piazza thinks of young son during his Mets jersey moment July 31, 2016
    The previous weekend, Mike Piazza went through the ultimate baseball honor: enshrinement in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Still, there was something special about his uniform No. 31 being retired by the Mets at Citi Field on Saturday. “It’s a tremendous honor,” said Piazza, whose jersey became the fourth uniform number retired by the...

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