• 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
  • Massive fire burning out of control in New Jersey February 12, 2016
    HILLSBOROUGH, N.J. — A massive warehouse fire in central New Jersey burning out of control for more than half a day has generated enough smoke to be detected by weather radar and forced some school closures. Schools are closed Friday in Hillsborough because of the blaze that started around 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Veterans Industrial...
  • These condos stink on purpose February 12, 2016
    In a world of personal swimming pools and private hammams, it’s ever challenging for New York’s luxury buildings to stand out. But some high-end developers are luring stylish buyers in a creative new way — through their noses. Bespoke, signature fragrances — the latest perk on offer in extravagant residential developments — are an amenity...
  • Brie Larson has already won the Oscar for fashion February 12, 2016
    See the Academy Award nominee's most stylish looks yet.
  • The magic hair step you’re forgetting February 12, 2016
    Celebrity colorist Rita Hazan is a glamorous taskmaster, giving “homework” to clients like Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé. Not that it’s drudgery. Their assignments are completed in the shower instead of study hall, and involve aromatic potions rather than pencil and paper. Hazan is on a mission to change the way that women wash...
  • Producer Rick Rubin quietly receives Recording Academy honor February 12, 2016
    The 52-year-old Grammy winner didn't even take the stage, but had two artists perform on his behalf.
  • A fish slapping a kid and other embarrassments February 12, 2016
    It’s been a long week, but at least you didn’t get slapped by a fish or beaten by a dog at chess. This week’s Friday Fails, for your viewing pleasure.
  • Possible Zika vaccines are months away from trials: WHO February 12, 2016
    The World Health Organization (WHO) expects suspected links between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microcephaly in babies and Guillain-Barre syndrome, to be confirmed within weeks, a top official said on Friday. A sharp increase in birth defects in Brazil has triggered a global health emergency over the mosquito-borne virus and spurred a race...
  • This album will take home the top Grammy February 12, 2016
    The Grammy category for Album of the Year hasn’t always been a marker of true quality (it was just a handful of years ago that the Black Eyed Peas’ utterly horrendous “The E.N.D.” was in the running for the prestigious award), but the class of 2016 is one of the strongest in years. Who will...
  • This Oscar race is the most unpredictable ever February 12, 2016
    Oscars acting races have been pretty much settled since last month’s Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards. You can safely bet on Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant’’) for Best Actor, Brie Larson (“Room’’) for Best Actress, Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl’’) for Best Supporting Actress and Sylvester Stallone (“Creed’’) for Best Supporting Actor. But as...
  • You’ll never guess who this gorgeous actor’s grandfather is February 12, 2016
    You could be forgiven for thinking you’ve seen Ethan Peck before. The handsome, dark-haired 29-year-old actor and model is the spitting image of his late grandfather, iconic actor Gregory Peck. Ethan has regularly appeared in movies (“In Time,” “Eden”) and TV shows (“10 Things I Hate About You”) since he was a kid. But viewers...

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