• 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
  • Jose Fernandez’s story: From saving mom’s life to electric fastballs September 25, 2016
    You search for words. But you will not find the right ones. Death is always sad, too often tragic. Young death is worse yet. And then there is something about young athletes dying because publicly they represent our vibrancy and spirit and possibilities. Jose Fernandez was 24. Past tense, was 24. He died in a...
  • ‘Sick to my stomach’: Baseball world rocked by Jose Fernandez’s death September 25, 2016
    Major League Baseball woke up Sunday to a world without Jose Fernandez, which is as stunning as it is devastating. The Marlins ace, one of the most joyous players you could watch, was one of three people killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning off Miami Beach, the team confirmed. Fernandez, 24, was as...
  • Woman critical after falling between two buildings September 25, 2016
    A woman was badly injured when she fell from a building in Midtown, Manhattan, authorities said. The woman plunged around five floors after falling from building on West 37th Street near Tenth Avenue around 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Her body became wedged between two buildings and had to be removed from a confined space, police and...
  • Gennifer Flowers not attending first Clinton-Trump debate September 25, 2016
    WASHINGTON – Gennifer Flowers, the one-time mistress of Bill Clinton, will not be Donald Trump’s guest at Monday’s debate, his campaign said Sunday in breaking away from the GOP nominee’s public threat. “She will not be attending the debate tomorrow night,” running mate Mike Pence told Fox News Sunday. “We have not invited her formally...
  • Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident September 25, 2016
    Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a “tragic” boating accident Sunday, the team confirmed. Fernandez, 24, was one of three people killed in a 30-foot boat crash off Miami Beach early Sunday morning, according to The Miami Herald. “The Miami Marlins organization is devastated by the tragic loss of Jose Fernandez. Our thoughts and prayers are...
  • How a Con Ed employee became a bomber and eluded the NYPD for 16 years September 25, 2016
    It took authorities just 49 hours to capture suspected Chelsea bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami on Monday. But when New York was terrorized by a series of explosives planted during the mid-20th century, the man known as the “Mad Bomber” wasn’t caught for 16 years. The story of George Metesky — who planted at least 33...
  • These hot moms battle it out at school drop-off with sexy outfits September 25, 2016
    It’s the night before the first day of school, and Jennifer Diel is freaking out about what to wear. “I used to work, and I like to dress,” says Diel, a pretty brunette who formerly worked in advertising and is now a stay-at-home mother of two in Merrick, LI. “I love the attention. There’s nothing...
  • Why celebs are still copying Liz Hurley’s dress 20 years later September 25, 2016
    When model-actress Emily Ratajkowski paraded in a plunge-neck Julien Macdonald slither of a dress at the Harper’s Bazaar Icons party earlier this month, headlines were all but guaranteed. After all, the “Blurred Lines” babe was wearing a variation on Gianni Versace’s safety-pin gown, the most scene-stealing dress in red carpet history. Borrowing heavily from the...
  • This band has hit it big with a funny song about the G train September 25, 2016
    Here’s a G-train shuffle we can all get behind.

Mark Malkoff Gets Carried in New York City

Comedian Mark Malkoff sets out to disprove the myth that New York is unfriendly by attempting to transport himself from the southern most end of Manhattan as far north possible only by having people…

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