• 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
  • Big Ang speaks out on cancer battle: It’s all very overwhelming February 11, 2016
    “Your messages aren’t going unnoticed, just understand it’s all very overwhelming,” the VH1 fixture, 55, tweeted on Wednesday night. “I truly love you all.”
  • The designer who got Lady Gaga out of her meat dress February 11, 2016
    Many fashion folks wax poetic when pressed to disclose their creative sources. Stylist turned-designer Brandon Maxwell can’t relate. “I’m just not one of those people who’s like, ‘I was really inspired by my trip to Cuba,’” Maxwell quips, holding up an impeccably tailored black jacket. “What we start with are materials. I don’t sketch, so...
  • The celebrity even Rachel Zoe fangirls over February 11, 2016
    What’s your style philosophy when dealing with NYC’s fickle weather? New York calls for coats, coats and more coats! And of course a good thigh-high boot. When it comes to your celebrity fan club, who have you been most thrilled to see wearing your clothes? I will forever be excited by J.Lo in my collection…Dream...
  • Police: Jay Cutler’s dead brother-in-law dealt with paranoia February 11, 2016
    Michael Cavallari was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was a heavy online gambler who struggled with alcohol abuse, investigative reports say.
  • The moment RFK’s assassin was denied parole February 11, 2016
    SAN DIEGO — Sirhan Sirhan was denied parole for fatally shooting Robert F. Kennedy after a confidante of the slain senator who was shot in the head forgave him and repeatedly apologized for not doing more to win his release. Paul Schrade’s voice cracked with emotion during an hour of testimony Wednesday on his efforts...
  • Accused Paltrow stalker discusses desire to marry actress February 11, 2016
    "I was trying to show I had changed and I had become a different person," the stalker said. "I wanted to show a new face towards her."
  • Don Peebles unloads his DC manse for $5.8M February 11, 2016
    Developer/maybe-mayoral candidate Don Peebles has sold his mansion in northwest Washington, DC, for $5.8 million. The six-bedroom, 7½-bathroom, 9,710-square-foot home, at 4 Thompson Circle, was built in 1929 and comes with antique French doors, iron balustrades, hardwood floors, moldings and millwork. Peebles bought the home at the height of the market in 2007 and broke...
  • ‘Sex and the City’ star scopes out posh Sorting House penthouse February 11, 2016
    Chris Noth, still otherwise known as Mr. Big from “Sex and the City” (even though the show ended in 2004), has been spotted looking at two- and three-bedroom apartments at the Sorting House. That’s the spot at 318 W. 52nd St. where new luxury condos are being built on top of a working post office....
  • ‘Mexican Oprah’ splashes big on apartment in Manhattan House February 11, 2016
    Mexican media mogul Martha Debayle — she’s often called “the Oprah Winfrey of Mexico” and is on the cover of this month’s Vanity Fair Mexico — has just bought a $3.37 million apartment at Manhattan House. Located at 200 E. 66th St., it was designed in 1950 by late architect Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings...
  • Six times tragedy-plagued Meredith beat death on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ February 11, 2016
    Taylor Swift may have been on to something when she named her cat “Meredith Grey.” After all, the star of “Grey’s Anatomy” appears to have nine lives. Over the course of 12 seasons, Meredith has dodged death on multiple occasions — and will once again defy the odds Thursday night when she’s brutally attacked by...

Jennifer Lopez New York 2010 New Years Eve

Jennifer Lopez performs on New Years Eve from Times Square, NYC

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