• 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
  • Vagrants who ruined holiday event still rule neighborhood November 29, 2015
    There was no holiday miracle in the Bronx’s Little Italy Saturday as vagrants continued to intimidate families and disrupt businesses in and around the park where Christmas has been canceled. With cops nowhere to be seen, four bums sipped King Cobra malt liquor and whiskey while splayed out on benches in the once-family-friendly Ciccarone Park,...
  • Mayor: Deputy trying to unseat me by ‘hacking, sharing’ emails November 29, 2015
    A small-town Long Island mayor says her deputy is a cyber spy who hacked her e-mail and has been publicizing her private messages in an effort to unseat her, according to a lawsuit. Dolores “Dee” Parrish claims her second-in-command, John Pesek, illegally accessed her e-mail and showed several members of the Poquott civic board the...
  • Trump doubles down: Muslims worldwide celebrated 9/11 November 29, 2015
    Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday reframed his controversial comments that Muslims in New Jersey celebrated the unfolding 9/11 attacks, saying Muslims worldwide were overjoyed with the terror. “People saw it,” Trump said at a campaign rally in Sarasota, Fla. “I made the statement . . . I thought everybody knew. Worldwide the Muslims were absolutely going...
  • Ben Carson goes to Jordan, says they should take Syria refugees November 29, 2015
    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson said during a visit to a refugee camp in Jordan on Saturday that Syria’s neighbors should take refugees spilling out of the war-torn country because it would be an economic boon to them. “Syrians have a reputation as very hardworking, determined people, which should only enhance the overall economic health...
  • Police and migrants clash as Macedonia builds fence November 29, 2015
    A group of migrants trying to enter Macedonia threw stones at cops on Saturday as the small Balkan country became the latest to build a border fence aimed at controlling the flow of desperate refugees. Eighteen cops were hurt in the protests at the Gevgelija crossing point between Greece and non-EU member Macedonia as troops...
  • ISIS is getting help from Silicon Valley: Anonymous November 29, 2015
    A Silicon Valley startup is bolstering its online protections for clients — including ISIS, the hacktivist group Anonymous says. CloudFlare is a service that improves Web site performance by speeding up loading time for Web pages and protecting against cyberattacks. But Anonymous — which has declared cyberwar on ISIS — recently claimed that CloudFlare protects...
  • Dozens of Paris airport workers on terror watch list: report November 29, 2015
    The security passes of 86,000 workers at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris will be reviewed after it was found that 57 employees with access to airliners were on a terror watch list, according to a report. Security badges were taken away from dozens of workers at the airport after terror attacks in Paris in...
  • Lionel Hollins sees a little bit of LeBron rubbing off on Kevin Love November 29, 2015
    CLEVELAND — Oh, that Kevin Love. Before the Nets were done in, 90-88, by the Cavaliers on Saturday, coach Lionel Hollins admitted he had a tough time recognizing opposing power forward Kevin Love on tape. He seems to be a different player for two reasons — one being he plays with LeBron James. “I was...
  • Daily Blotter November 29, 2015
    The Bronx Investigators have identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old Tremont man. Ruben Pizzaro, 23, allegedly opened fire on David Rivera outside a building in the Murphy Houses on Crotona Avenue near East 175th Street just after 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. Rivera’s body was riddled with bullets to the torso, arm, thigh...
  • ‘Calm, but crazy’: Planned Parenthood suspect was combative loner November 29, 2015
    The man who turned a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic into a bloodbath is a surly, oddball loner who conversed little and picked fights with his wife and neighbors. Robert Lewis Dear, 57, had lived in tiny Hartsel, Colo., for a year before Friday, when he traveled the 90 minutes to Colorado Springs and killed three people,...

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