• 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
  • How everyone missed on best NFL lottery ticket since Tom Brady December 11, 2016
    Everlasting proof the NFL draft isn’t just an inexact science but a total crapshoot will be under center for the Cowboys on Sunday night at MetLife Stadium. The debate over how Tom Brady could have lasted until the sixth round 16 years ago will have to move over, because the fall and rise of Dak...
  • Hero cop finds autistic boy on rooftop after he ran out of school December 11, 2016
    A 6-year-old autistic boy ran out of a Brooklyn school without anyone noticing and wound up on a nearby rooftop, where an off-duty cop grabbed him from the ledge. “Thank God he found my son!” cried Asmaa Awawda, whose child, Ibrahim, attends P77K, a program for disabled kids inside PS 164 on 14th Avenue in...
  • Meet New York MMA star who’s done ‘selling drugs, robbing people’ December 11, 2016
    Stripped to his waist and wearing black tights, David Branch messes around with one of his training partners in the bright blue Renzo Gracie jiu-jitsu academy in Manhattan. Then Kayla Harrison steps onto the mat. Branch quickly strikes up a conversation with the two-time Olympic gold medal winner in judo, and as the pair are...
  • How MLB is smartly losing its perpetually middling teams December 10, 2016
    You will find copycats no matter where you look, right? The whole TV world tries to create the next “Mad Men” period piece. You stumble by a salad joint about every two blocks in Manhattan. Join the crowd and get yourself a pair of Yeezy knockoff shoes. The baseball world, itself as prone to copycatting...
  • The chilling stories behind Japan’s ‘evaporating people’ December 10, 2016
    As a newlywed in the 1980s, a Japanese martial arts master named Ichiro expected only good things. He and his wife, Tomoko, lived among the cherry blossoms in Saitima, a prosperous city just outside of Tokyo. The couple had their first child, a boy named Tim. They owned their house, and took out a loan...
  • Carmelo doesn’t sound over it as he and Phil make peace December 10, 2016
    LOS ANGELES — Carmelo Anthony and Phil Jackson staged a peace summit at practice Saturday — with the Zen Master clarifying his critical remarks. Anthony said he felt good about the conversation but still took a little tweak at the salty Zen Master, saying he has “got to be careful the choice of words he...
  • A wide-open week of DFS has only one absolute must-play December 10, 2016
    Boom or bust, that is the nature of Week 14 in the NFL, and especially in fantasy football. This week stacks up as one of the most difficult of the 2016 season because virtually none of the stud players are in good positions, outside of David Johnson, but he is matchup-proof at this point anyway....
  • Was Trump’s swipe at Army-Navy football mean or fair? December 10, 2016
    He just couldn’t help himself. The President-elect of the United States took a soft swipe at the quality of the football game he was watching in Baltimore on Saturday between two branches of the armed forces. During the annual Army-Navy game — during which he was loudly cheered by the cadets in the stands —...
  • Rapper tied to Wu-Tang Clan shot December 10, 2016
    Solomon Childs, whose real name is Ryan Dale, was injured on Staten Island and taken to the hospital.
  • These 32 books will please everyone on your gift list December 10, 2016
    No gift beats the perfect book. Joel Grayson, bookseller from Manhattan children’s bookstore Books of Wonder, sums up the joy of finding that ideal read: “The best part of our jobs is knowing you are putting the right book in the right kid’s hands.” We feel the same way. For every person on your list—young...

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