• 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
  • Enjoy this holiday weekend’s sun — while you can May 28, 2016
    Get ready to break out the beach gear, folks. Experts predict a weekend of great weather before a possible washout on Memorial Day. Temperatures are expected to be in the 80s and 90s, with Saturday being the best day for fun in the sun, says AccuWeather. “I’m excited to surf,” said Jannith Gondo, a 24-year-old...
  • Woman films her attempted escape from barricaded bathroom stall May 28, 2016
    Nobody wants to spend more time than they need to in a public bathroom. So imagine this lady’s horror when the stall she was using was accidentally barricaded shut, leaving her alone and trapped in the stinkiest room possible.
  • School blocks cancer-surviving class president from graduation May 28, 2016
    An Arizona high school has come under fire after denying a cancer survivor’s request to sit with his graduation class Thursday after he worked to keep up with classes through treatment. Stephen Dwyer withdrew from school in his junior year to receive a life-saving bone marrow transplant for leukemia. Dwyer, who is student body president,...
  • Cops find child dead in kitchen with gunshot wound to the head May 28, 2016
    CUMBERLAND, Ind. — Police say a 9-year-old boy has died after being shot in the head in the Indianapolis area. Police in Cumberland say the shooting occurred Friday afternoon at an apartment complex in the community on the far east side of Indianapolis. Officers say Anthony Harmon Jr. was found with a gunshot wound to...
  • Hip-hop legend calls on Bratton to apologize for ‘thugs’ comment May 28, 2016
    Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and hip-hop icon Darryl “DMC” McDaniels says the New York police commissioner’s recent comments — where he labeled rappers as thugs following a shooting at a hip-hop concert — are disrespectful and that the commissioner should apologize to rappers like Chuck D, Will Smith and Kendrick Lamar — performers...
  • Ellen helps comedian find his groove after cancer diagnosis May 28, 2016
    Living with cancer is no laughing matter. But for comedian Quincy Jones, joking about it has helped fulfill his dream of doing a standup TV special. Last summer, LA-based Jones was diagnosed with incurable stage 4 mesothelioma and given one year to live. Since then a Kickstarter campaign raised more than $50,000 needed to finance...
  • Nabbed turnstile jumper wanted for 1990 attempted murder May 28, 2016
    Cops busted a turnstile jumper who turned out to be a fugitive wanted for attempted murder, police said. Anibal Vargas, 65, of The Bronx was nabbed Thursday afternoon at the Bleecker Street station in Greenwich Village, ­according to police. After placing him in handcuffs, a transit officer soon discovered Vargas had been on the lam...
  • Teacher arrested for allegedly forcing students to grope him May 28, 2016
    A Manhattan charter school gym teacher who allegedly forced two teenage girls to grope him inside the school and also texted them inappropriate photos of his body was arrested Friday. On three separate occasions this month, Brett Bernstein, 32, an instructor at Harlem Prep Middle School on East 103rd Street, kissed the two 14-year-olds before...
  • Two-year-old found dead in pool May 28, 2016
    A 2-year-old Long Island girl was found dead in a pool Friday afternoon. Suffolk County police found little Arlyn Vanegas-Luna unresponsive in the above-ground pool outside her next-door neighbor’s home on Chestnut Street in Brentwood at about 4:35 p.m. Cops said the neighbor is related to the girl. The toddler was rushed to Southside Hospital,...
  • Where to see a 17-foot crocodile May 28, 2016
    It took them 80 million years, but crocodilians finally have a show of their own. Good thing they’re so thick-skinned. “Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World” opens Saturday at the American Museum of Natural History with more than the usual models, fossils and fauna: Lolling around in terrariums marked “Don’t tap on the glass”...

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