• Jogging Past the Pope October 8, 2015
    Metropolitan Diary: Remembering 1979, when the city didn't seem as crowded and the writer, without ticket or preparation, could wave to Pope John Paul II.
    By Julianne Griffin
  • Scenes From a Writing Workshop October 7, 2015
    Metropolitan Diary: A poem about a writing session in a coffee shop on Broadway in which very few attendees wanted to write.
    By Matthew Anish
  • Rider Roulette October 6, 2015
    Metropolitan Diary: A woman riding home from Wall Street shared a car with a couple of lewd masters of the universe, but a traditional gentleman evened things out.
    By Carolina Worrell
  • As Darkness Creeps In October 5, 2015
    Metropolitan Diary: A poet writes about the minutes shaved off daylight as summer turns to fall, signalling the dark winter ahead.
    By Kevin Bryant
  • Looking Back at Brighton Beach October 2, 2015
    Metropolitan Diary: A poetic tribute to younger days at Brighton Beach, swimming, getting sunburned and waiting for one's favorite knish to arrive.
    By Barbara Kaiser
  • A Family of Strangers on Wheels October 1, 2015
    Metropolitan Diary: A morning commuter describes his daily temporary family: the small boy reading, the couple in love, the baby-sitters, the visiting musician.
    By Chaim Lipskar
  • Ashes Under the Hoop September 30, 2015
    Metropolitan Diary: A Memorial Day basketball game in Riverside Park was interrupted by a grieving widow with an unusual request.
    By Chaim Leggiere
  • Ode to Yogi September 29, 2015
    Metropolitan Diary: A poetic tribute to the Yankees' No. 8: Hall of Fame catcher, golden-tongued dispenser of hidden wisdom, and good friend.
    By Mike Seliger
  • A Ferry to the Immigrant Wall of Honor September 27, 2015
    Metropolitan Diary: A woman took her sons to see her father's name engraved on a memorial at Ellis Island, and recounted his family's difficult voyage from Italy.
    By Paola Corso
  • 14-Year-Old’s Saturday Budget, 1942 September 25, 2015
    Metropolitan Diary: A dollar went a long way in the early 1940s, when the subway cost a nickel and a movie plus a show totaled 50 cents.
    By Marcie Livingston

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