• 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
  • Correction officer arrested for pulling gun during fight over parking space May 1, 2016
    A city correction officer was arrested after pulling her gun on a driver during an argument over a parking space in Harlem Saturday night, police sources said. Robin Mervin, 29, got into a fight with a 30-year-old man after she blocked a spot where he was trying to park his car, at 8th Ave. and...
  • Larry Wilmore bombs the Correspondents’ Dinner May 1, 2016
    If Comedy Central’s Larry Wilmore bombed at the White House Correspondents Association Annual Dinner then it’s because he targeted the media for his jokes, barely touching on Obama’s near eight-year presidency. Wilmore avoided any serious pokes at the President, instead saying he voted for him because he was black. “As long as he keeps being...
  • Designer Domenico Vacca’s lavish lifestyle is a con, lawsuit claims May 1, 2016
    The Italian-born designer and his companies have racked up debts to the IRS, clothing suppliers and lenders, legal papers charge.
  • Man says assistant swindled him out of $400K May 1, 2016
    A retired Manhattan attorney says his personal assistant helped herself to nearly $400,000 of his dough while he was injured. Stuart Wechsler, 84, hired Ilsa Alejandra Hernandez in 2013 as he recovered from a fall-related injury. But she quickly helped herself to his bank accounts, according to a lawsuit he filed against the Queens woman....
  • You’ll soon be able to buy a hoverboard that actually hovers May 1, 2016
    Marty McFly would flip over this. Hoverboard flying could become as normal as riding a bike thanks to Canadian software engineer Alexandru Duru, who is pictured balancing on his Omni board on the cover of Popular Science’s May-June issue. The visionary was one of 10 inventors to win a spot in the magazine’s annual Invention...
  • Most unlikely champion in sports on hold after Leicester draw May 1, 2016
    MANCHESTER, England — Leicester missed its first chance to clinch the Premier League title, drawing 1-1 at Manchester United on Sunday to move within two points of the most unlikely championship victory in English soccer. Second-place Tottenham, which is eight points behind Leicester, must beat Chelsea away on Monday to keep alive the title race....
  • Malia Obama will attend Harvard after taking a gap year May 1, 2016
    President Barack Obama’s daughter Malia will take a year off after high school and attend Harvard University in 2017. The White House announced the news on Sunday. Malia is the eldest of the Obamas’ two daughters. She’s 17 and a senior at the exclusive Sidwell Friends School in the District of Columbia. She’s set to...
  • Elon Musk’s hot mama has a future as bright as her son’s May 1, 2016
    Two months ago, model Maye Musk was on the set of a Vogue Italia shoot in Milan when a sleek white Tesla arrived to deliver some pricey accessories. “I said, ‘Oh, I have a Tesla too,’ ” recalls Maye. A woman on set asked the elegant model, 68, how she had also gotten her hands...
  • Patrick Ewing gets interview to coach — no, not with Knicks, silly May 1, 2016
    Patrick Ewing is one step closer to his dream of becoming an NBA head coach. And it’s about as far away from the Garden as it gets. The legendary Knicks center — and current Charlotte Hornets associate head coach — will interview this week with the Sacramento Kings about their head coaching vacancy, according to The...
  • When terrorists realized image is more important than reality May 1, 2016
    In the Middle East, the war for perception has become as important as the war for territory. I served as an Israeli soldier at a military outpost in south Lebanon in the end of the 1990s, when Israel fought a small guerilla war with the Shiite group Hezbollah. This particular base, Outpost Pumpkin, became notorious...

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