• 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
  • Woman shot in leg by gunman in Union Square robbery August 27, 2016
    Cops are looking for the gunman who shot a woman in a robbery gone awry in Union Square early Saturday. The victim, a 55-year-old Bronx resident, was held up about 12:20 a.m. by a man in his 50s inside a commercial building on 5th Avenue near East 17th Street. The robber shot her in the...
  • North Korea threatens to fire at US troops’ floodlights August 27, 2016
    SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Saturday threatened to aim fire at the lighting equipment used by “provocative” American and South Korean troops at a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas. The North’s Korean People’s Army accused U.S. and South Korean soldiers of “deliberate provocations” by aiming their lights...
  • Bruce Springsteen breaks his own record for longest US concert August 27, 2016
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It was another record-breaking night for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band with a few surprises thrown in at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. The Springsteen fan website, Backstreets.com, says Thursday night’s show lasted nearly four hours, breaking the previous record for the group’s longest U.S. show of 3 hours and...
  • Olympian sold his Rio medal to help 3-year-old with eye cancer August 27, 2016
    WARSAW, Poland –  Polish discus thrower Piotr Malachowski has sold the silver medal he won at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics to help pay for the medication of a 3-year-old boy suffering from eye cancer. Malachowski said on Facebook that siblings Dominika and Sebastian Kulczyk, among the richest Poles, “declared the intention to buy my...
  • Corey Stoll on ‘The Strain’ Season 3: ‘It’s chaos from the beginning’ August 27, 2016
    When “The Strain” returns for Season 3 (Sunday at 10 p.m. on FX), New York is still a battleground between humans and strigoi, the evil strain of vampirism threatening the city. But series star Corey Stoll, who plays CDC scientist Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, is no longer wearing a wig — since his character ditched the...
  • Steven Avery’s lawyer says he was framed August 27, 2016
    MADISON, Wis. — The attorney for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the hit Netflix series “Making a Murderer” filed a motion Friday seeking permission to perform extensive testing on evidence she believes will show he’s innocent. Steven Avery was convicted in 2007 and sentenced to life in prison in the death of 25-year-old photographer Teresa...
  • Bangladesh police kill 3 linked to terrorist attack that killed 20 August 27, 2016
    NEW DELHI — Police in Bangladesh killed three suspected militants Saturday, including an alleged mastermind of a major attack on a cafe last month that left 20 people dead. Top counterterrorism official Monirul Islam said police raided a two-story house in Narayanganj district near Dhaka and killed the suspects early Saturday. The dead included Tamim...
  • Pregnant mom found strangled in Bronx park August 27, 2016
    The body of a pregnant Westchester woman was found Friday in a Bronx park after her boyfriend confessed to killing her and told police where to look, a law enforcement source said. Ashley McDuffie, 27, was found strangled in Seton Falls Park, near the Mount Vernon border. Her boyfriend, whose name was not immediately released,...
  • Asdrubal Cabrera joins Carlos Beltran in Mets’ record books August 27, 2016
    Asdrubal Cabrera was the other important piece of the Mets’ lineup activated last week, a fact that might have been overshadowed by Yoenis Cespedes’ return. But Cabrera’s production over that stretch has rivaled that of Cespedes. On Friday, the veteran shortstop hit two home runs — one from each side of the plate — to...
  • Man charged with murdering 2 nuns who ‘dignified’ the poor August 27, 2016
    LEXINGTON, Miss. — A man has been arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in connection with the deaths of two nuns who were slain in Mississippi, police said. Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, of Kosciusko, was charged in the deaths of Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, both 68, Mississippi Department of...

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