• 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
  • Why Warriors’ ‘other guys’ may be hidden key to Game 6 May 28, 2016
    OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson were their normal selves for the Warriors in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook combined for their customary boatload of points, 71 this time. But it turned out the “other guys” helped make Game 5 a real game, and...
  • Brave little boy fights armed robber with stuffed animal May 28, 2016
    Cops in Maryland this week released video of a 7-year-old boy with a stuffed toy who tried his best to fight off an armed robbery suspect. “He punched him,” the boy’s father told The Washington Post. “Two left hooks while holding the Yoshi doll.” Montgomery County Police released the video of the May 20 hold-up...
  • Why Game 6 isn’t a must-win for just the Warriors May 28, 2016
    OAKLAND, Calif. — Momentum and pressure are more fickle than high schoolers. Just a few days ago, momentum placed its captivating gaze upon the Thunder while pressure wrapped itself around the Warriors. One game later, the two components have switched sides. Again. Oh, pressure remains for the Warriors to win Game 6 of the Western...
  • Dr. Heimlich finally gets his chance May 28, 2016
    He finally got to practice what he’s preached: At 96, Dr. Henry Heimlich at last got the chance to perform the life-saving technique he invented. Heimlich now lives at the Deupree House senior living facility. When fellow resident Patty Ris, 87, started choking on a piece of hamburger in the dining room, maître d’ Perry...
  • The gambling industry’s hypocritical bid for a piece of the fantasy-sports action May 28, 2016
    If New York’s casino and racino operators can’t control online fantasy sports in the state, then no one should. That’s basically the gambling industry’s argument for killing any bill in Albany that would legalize (and regulate) fantasy sports, “unless it is tied to brick-and-mortar facilities” — like, say . . . the facilities they own. Talk about...
  • Look who’s enabling the pre-school-stalking creep May 28, 2016
    You can thank Mayor de Blasio — and a judge’s dubious ruling — for that shrieking mental patient being free to terrorize a Brooklyn Heights pre-school. For all that the mayor says he’s committed to keeping New Yorkers safe, he’s also a “progressive person and a humanitarian” who doesn’t like keeping people locked up unless...
  • On Memorial Day, remember that the fallen still serve us all May 28, 2016
    This Monday, as on every Memorial Day, we’ll gather to pay tribute to those who gave their lives in defense of our country. We’ll remember the names and deeds of our fallen, who died to protect our democratic system and the liberties we hold dear. We’ll pay tribute to the fallen with parades, music, speeches,...
  • Mets have identified mechanical flaw in Matt Harvey May 28, 2016
    Matt Harvey was back in the laboratory Friday searching for the perfect form. Instead of throwing a bullpen session, the scuffling Mets right-hander — for the second time in less than a week — held a between-starts workout on the field, with a batter standing in the box. The purpose, according to manager Terry Collins,...
  • Plane crashes into Hudson River May 28, 2016
    A vintage WWII fighter plane crashed into the Hudson River Friday night. A P-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane went down in the river near the Intrepid Museum at around 7:30 p.m. near 46th Street, according to law enforcement sources. “I was down by my building and I saw the airplane circle around a couple of times,”...
  • Carmelo doesn’t know about Knicks’ Hornacek deal, either May 27, 2016
    Knicks fans aren’t the only ones waiting to find out if Jeff Hornacek is going to be the team’s next head coach — so is their biggest star. As he watched batting practice at Citi Field on Friday, Carmelo Anthony was asked if he was eager to learn if Hornacek was going to get the job:...

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