• 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
  • Lending Club’s shady loan confession helps stock rise June 29, 2016
    Lending Club is cleaning out the skeletons in its closet — and Wall Street couldn’t be happier. Former Chief Executive Renaud Laplanche and three of his family members took out $722,000 in loans in 2009 in order to make their company look healthier than it actually was, the company reported in a Tuesday filing. Lending...
  • National Geographic is bringing sharks to Times Square June 29, 2016
    Forget Shark Week! Get ready to be immersed in a new ocean experience. By next summer, National Geographic Times Square: Ocean Giants expects to be thrilling you near Times Square on West 44 Street in the base of the Times Building. The 59,137-square-foot multi-floor deal was inked by Jared Kushner of Kushner Companies, which owns...
  • Is there anything else that can go wrong for the Mets? June 29, 2016
    WASHINGTON — There comes a point when talking yourself into the best-case scenario isn’t just a desperate ploy, isn’t just a cry for help, but the only alternative. What was it that Bob Dylan said? “When you ain’t got nothing, you got nothing to lose.” The Mets, they are nearing that point, in so many...
  • Billionaire clothier closes in on Harris Publications June 29, 2016
    Harris Publications, which shut its doors in late April, is awaiting a judge’s OK to sell the assets to Spencer Hays-owned Athlon Media. A deal is now expected by June 30. Hays, a Nashville, Tenn.-based billionaire, founded the bespoke suit company Tom James and acquired Oxxford Clothes before going on to bail out Athlon, which...
  • Rikers guard can sue for wrongful termination over inmate’s death June 29, 2016
    The Rikers guard who allegedly followed the orders of a captain — to let an inmate who swallowed a toxic soap ball suffer and die — can sue for wrongful termination, a Manhattan appeals court ruled. Raymond Castro says he was fired in 2013 for following Capt. Terrence Pendergrass’ orders to only alert him when...
  • District attorneys band together to oppose switchblade bill June 29, 2016
    District attorneys across the state have banded together to oppose a bill that would legalize gravity knives and switchblades. “Given the rise in slashings and other knife crimes, it is unusual that the Legislature even considered this bill, not to mention passed it,” said Thomas Zugibe, president of the District Attorneys Association of New York....
  • Katzenberg stiffed owners in Dreamworks-Comcast deal: suit June 29, 2016
    A DreamWorks Animation shareholder on Tuesday accused Hollywood heavyweight Jeffrey Katzenberg of enriching himself but screwing other owners when he agreed to sell the studio to Comcast for $41 a share. DWA is worth more than the agreed-upon $3.8 billion sale price, but Chief Executive Katzenberg consented to the figure because he will receive 7...
  • Sidney Blumenthal makes $200K for part-time Hillary promotion June 29, 2016
    WASHINGTON — A blunder by House Democrats has revealed that Sidney Blumenthal, a longtime confidant of Hillary Clinton, gets paid around $200,000 a year for his part-time work promoting Clinton’s run for president. Democrats on the House Benghazi Committee released a redacted deposition with Blumenthal on Monday as part of their 340-page report that absolved...
  • Inmate says Rikers guard sexually assaulted him while others watched June 29, 2016
    A Rikers inmate plans to sue the city for $6 million, claiming a prison guard sexually assaulted him after he objected to the Department of Correction officer hurling a racial slur at a black detainee. Justin Kuchma says in his notice of claim filed Tuesday that a guard named Senicor threatened him with physical harm...
  • Bryce Harper finishes off Mets as face-off turning into disaster June 29, 2016
    WASHINGTON — It’s getting ugly fast for the Mets. Their chances of winning a series against the Nationals disappeared Tuesday night and now the Mets can only hope they will avoid the humiliation of a three-game sweep. But that would require actually scoring a run. A waterlogged lineup produced nada, extending its scoreless streak to...

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