• 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
  • How Trump is changing America’s political map August 27, 2016
    Is the political map so familiar that even non-pundits offhandedly refer to red, blue and purple states changing before our eyes? Yes, at least to a limited extent — and it’s probably about time. The political map has been pretty static for almost two decades, the longest since the 1880s. In the last four presidential...
  • We already know what the Clinton Foundation sold its ‘donors’ August 27, 2016
    Do you know the old wheelbarrow joke? It’s truly funny only to grandpas and the grandkids they tell it to, so I won’t bother with the elaborate setup. For years a factory worker pushes a wheelbarrow full of straw past a security guard on his way out. Suspicious that the guy is stealing something, the...
  • No, ladies, it’s not the patriarchy ‘making’ us drink August 27, 2016
    Ladies, if you get home from a long day at work, get your kids to bed and unwind with the latest HBO show and a glass of wine, know that it’s not your fault you’re having a drink. No, you are blameless for succumbing to the enjoyment of a substance humans have been drinking for...
  • Woman stops traffic, tries to rescue cat on busy tollway August 27, 2016
    HOUSTON — Highway experts say a cat chase on a busy Houston-area tollway should serve as a warning about what not to do when animals get loose in traffic. Tuesday’s surveillance video from the Harris County Tollway Authority shows an unidentified woman trying to trap a cat on a road full of cars and trucks....
  • Rising stock: Patrick Reed maintains lead at Barclays August 27, 2016
    Patrick Reed began the week breaking the gavel while ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Now he’s trying to lay the hammer down on the rest of the field in the Barclays at Bethpage Black, where he takes a two-shot lead into the weekend. “Hammer time,’’ Reed joked Friday...
  • Cops urge J’Ouvert revelers to refrain from violence August 27, 2016
    The NYPD has a clear message for revelers taking part in Brooklyn’s J’Ouvert festival this weekend: Don’t shoot. The 71st Precinct in Crown Heights tweeted out a flyer Thursday afternoon warning festival-goers to refrain from violence during the annual celebration. “This community will no longer tolerate this violence,” the message said. “Do not shoot anyone....
  • It’s time for Mets to bench Curtis Granderson August 26, 2016
    Curtis Granderson will never be confused with Jason Bay or Michael Cuddyer, two big-name disappointments the Mets endured in recent seasons. Without Granderson’s contributions as a force from the leadoff spot last year, the Mets probably wouldn’t have reached the World Series. The team would have been long dead even before Yoenis Cespedes could have...
  • Wall Street not sold on Fed’s potental interest rates bump August 26, 2016
    Janet Yellen is ready to go take a hike — or two. Wall Street was split on Friday after the Federal Reserve chair said that “solid” gains in hiring could justify an increase in interest rates but didn’t set a timetable. “In light of the continued solid performance of the labor market and our outlook...
  • Shape publisher exits in Meredith management shuffle August 26, 2016
    Meredith shuffled its upper echelon two weeks ago after Tom Harty, who had run the company’s national media group, was elevated to president and chief operating officer. Shape publisher Tim O’Connor was out of a job in the shuffle. Chris Guilfoyle, who was overseeing the flagship Better Homes & Gardens title, will take O’Connor’s job....
  • North Jersey Media staffers jittery under new owner Gannett August 26, 2016
    When Gannett officially confirmed in July that the USA Today publisher was taking over the North Jersey Media Group — including the state’s No. 2 paper, The Record — Garden State employees were told that they were all officially part of the Gannett family. Gannett paid the Borg family, which owned NJMG since 1930, an...

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