• 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, 4 grandchildren killed in East Texas floods April 30, 2016
    PALESTINE, Texas — A 64-year-old woman and four grandchildren were killed early Saturday after a creek overflowed its banks, flooding an East Texas neighborhood as many residents slept. Capt. James Muniz of the Palestine Police Department told The Associated Press that six to 10 homes in a Palestine cul-de-sac were severely damaged following heavy rainfall...
  • Protesters storm Iraqi parliament in Baghdad April 30, 2016
    BAGHDAD — Hundreds of protesters climbed over the blast walls surrounding Baghdad’s highly-fortified Green Zone for the first time on Saturday and stormed into parliament, carrying Iraqi flags and chanting against the government. The breach marked a major escalation in the country’s political crisis following months of anti-government protests, sit-ins and demonstrations by supporters of...
  • Americans haven’t gotten a raise in 16 years April 30, 2016
    Mark Twain is credited with saying “figures don’t lie, but liars figure.” If he were around today Twain’s quote might go something like this: “Figures do lie, and liars figure out how to make people believe them.” Granted, not as catchy. But my quote goes a long way toward explaining something that is bothering many...
  • Thugs beat teen in Queens hate crime April 30, 2016
    A 19-year-old man was beaten in broad daylight by three young thugs who called him “Arab” and shouted “ISIS” in a bias attack in Queens this week, authorities said Saturday. The violence broke out Wednesday when the victim was walking on 10th Street near 33rd Road in Astoria at around 1 p.m. when the trio...
  • Media execs, political journalists compete for eyes at WHCD April 30, 2016
    While presidential candidates will be in short supply at Saturday night’s annual White House Correspondents’ dinner, plenty of media types and corporate hangers-on will be on the scene jockeying for attention. What started out as a clubby get-together for reporters has morphed into a Super Bowl for the media — a competition to share a...
  • More tourists busted for climbing the Brooklyn Bridge April 30, 2016
    Two thrill-seeking tourists from Connecticut men were arrested early Saturday after they climbed on a beam of the Brooklyn Bridge while trying to snap photos of the sunrise, police sources said. Police cuffed Sean Cody, 25, and Scott Lockett, 24, at around 6:10 a.m. for the illegal stunt on the span after an officer spotted...
  • B-52’s singer faces off against Monster Energy April 30, 2016
    Monster Energy is in its own “Private Idaho.” Fred Schneider, lead singer of The B-52’s, and a small Florida coffee company find themselves between a rock lobster and a hard place after the makers of the sugary energy drink accused them of infringing their “Monster” trademark. Monster believes its brand is as good as legal...
  • Rescuers try to reach trapped victims after fatal building collapse April 30, 2016
    NAIROBI, Kenya — A six-story residential building collapsed in heavy rain in Nairobi, killing 10 people and injuring at least 134, Kenyan officials said Saturday. Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery confirmed the deaths. The Kenya Red Cross said 150 building units and adjacent homes were affected. Rescuers said they could hear voices of five people trapped...
  • Marissa Mayer would score $55M package in Yahoo sale April 30, 2016
    SAN FRANCISCO — Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will walk away with a $55 million severance package if the company’s auction of its Internet operations culminates in a sale that ousts her from her job. The payout disclosed in a regulatory filing Friday consists of cash, stock awards and other benefits that Mayer would get should...


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