• 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
  • Court rules North Carolina voter ID law unconstitutional July 30, 2016
    RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal appeals court ruled that a North Carolina law illegally targeted minorities with tougher ballot access rules, such as requiring photo identification to vote, adding a new partisan flashpoint in a swing state with a raft of hotly contested elections. The ruling Friday by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals declared...
  • Trump to Clinton: ‘No more Mr. Nice Guy’ July 30, 2016
    U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he was taking the gloves off in his battle against Democrat Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House after taking a scorching from speakers at the Democratic National Convention. Trump wrapped up a five-day, seven-state campaign swing in Colorado on Friday, where for a fifth straight...
  • 3 dead in Seattle shooting July 30, 2016
    MUKILTEO, Washington — Officials say a shooting has left three people dead and another person hurt in a Seattle suburb, and that a suspect is in custody. The city of Mukilteo said on its Twitter feed that there were three fatalities in the Chennault neighborhood. It said the injured person was transported to Harborview Medical...
  • Belgium arrests 2 brothers suspected of plotting attack July 30, 2016
    BRUSSELS — Two brothers have been arrested in Belgium on suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office announced Saturday. Nourredine H., 33, and his brother Hamza H. were taken in for questioning following police searches Friday evening in the city of Liege and the Mons region. A Belgian judge will decide Saturday...
  • San Diego police unsure if fatal cop shooting was deliberate attack July 30, 2016
    SAN DIEGO — San Diego police were trying to determine whether a shooting that killed a veteran officer and wounded another was a deliberate attack. Jonathan DeGuzman, a 16-year veteran of the force, died Thursday night when a gunfight erupted after he and his partner stopped someone on a street in a blue-collar area of...
  • This crime novelist’s favorite NYC spots are anything but seedy July 30, 2016
    New York has been a character in author Linda Fairstein’s crime novels for many years. Her latest, “Killer Look,” takes place in the Garment District: “Each of the books has been set in some landmark locations, and I’ve always wanted to do fashion,” says Fairstein, who was chief of the sex-crimes unit of the Manhattan...
  • Why Steve Guttenberg is playing spider man July 30, 2016
    Yes, Steve Guttenberg realizes he’s acting in a campy summer movie about giant, lava-spewing spiders — this time terrorizing Florida in Syfy’s “2Lava 2Lantula,” the sequel to last year’s “Lavalantula.” And, yes, Guttenberg, knows that both “Lavalantula” movies owe a big debt to their Syfy stablemate, “Sharknado,” the fourth iteration of which airs Sunday night...
  • Ex-NFLer, wife fatally shot by teen in their home July 30, 2016
    HOUSTON — A former Texas A&M and Miami Dolphins linebacker and his wife were fatally shot at their home in Houston, and a 16-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile with murder in the slayings. Texas A&M University identified the victims in a statement as Antonio and Dawn Armstrong. Police said officers discovered the...
  • Dallas cop killer accused of sexual harassment while in Army: report July 30, 2016
    The cold-blooded killer of five Dallas cops left the Army after investigators in Afghanistan found a grenade, along with pills prescribed for someone else, in his sleeping bag, it was reported Friday. Dallas TV station WFAA also revealed that newly released documents give details about Micah Johnson’s relationship with a female soldier who had filed...

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