• 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
  • Bad-boy chef David Chang is sorry he let New Yorkers down October 26, 2016
    Since starting out with a tiny noodle bar in the East Village in 2004, David Chang has become one of the world’s most influential chefs. His Momofuku group now extends to Sydney, Toronto, Washington, DC — and, soon, Las Vegas — and Chang also has his own literary journal and a delivery-only restaurant, Ando. But...
  • Does this herb hold the secret to a long life? October 26, 2016
    The ticket to a long life may be growing in your herb garden. In Acciaroli, a hamlet in Southern Italy, a potent variety of rosemary appears in nearly every dish. Residents regularly live to 100 or older, are less likely to develop heart disease and other age-related diseases, and have exceptional brain function into their...
  • Dermot Mulroney channels old movie role in new show ‘Pure Genius’ October 26, 2016
    In 1989, Dermot Mulroney played a terminally ill AIDS patient in the landmark movie “Longtime Companion,” about a young man who died within days of being admitted to the hospital. Mulroney remembers one scene from the movie in which he timed his breathing to a ventilator, and how it influenced his newest character — Dr....
  • ‘Hot Bench’ adds a third judge October 26, 2016
    “Hot Bench” has a new judge. Former New York State Court Judge Michael Corriero will join judges Patricia DiMango and Tanya Acker on the daytime court show Nov. 1. Corriero was the executive director/founder of the New York Center for Juvenile Justice and the executive director of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York...
  • Two arrested in shooting that left one twin dead, another wounded October 26, 2016
    Two suspects have been arrested and charged in the May 2015 murder of 26 year old Gavin Becerra, officials said. Ernest Jones, 34 and Colyn Needham, 28, both of Brooklyn, were taken into custody on Tuesday and slapped with various charges including murder, attempted robbery, assault and weapons possession. A third man, Bryan Panarella, 24...
  • Hospital aide accused of muting patient’s life-saving alarm to get some sleep October 26, 2016
    A municipal hospital worker got a single assignment on an overnight shift last year: Monitor an elderly patient to ensure that his ventilator kept working. But the worker, a 17-year veteran, now faces the ax for allegedly silencing the alarm on the lifesaving ­device — so she could get some shut-eye. The stunning case was...
  • Warriors’ loss concerning — but not for the reason you think October 26, 2016
    There’s no need for the Warriors to panic — it’s not April, or March, or even February. Golden State has seven new players and ornate offensive and defensive systems. While there might have been an expectation that it would all click immediately — that the Warriors would come out of the gate roaring — it’s...
  • Lynn Tilton’s lawyer claims clients are to blame October 26, 2016
    A lawyer for Lynn Tilton maintained his client didn’t hide her fund’s poor performance from investors — they just didn’t take the time to find the results. In a three-hour cross-examination of the government’s first witness, defense counsel Reid Brodsky claimed the investor was negligent in not reviewing and properly analyzing monthly and quarterly financial...
  • Huma email reveal: Hillary ‘still not perfect in the head’ October 26, 2016
    Top aide Huma Abedin warned the Clinton campaign team in a 2015 e-mail that Hillary was “still not perfect in her head” and would have to “stick to notes” during an event. The e-mail is among thousands hacked from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s account that have been released by WikiLeaks. The exchange came at...
  • Bike bill would let city cyclists follow pedestrian signals October 26, 2016
    A proposed law would allow city cyclists to get the jump on cars by going through lights at the pedestrian walk sign instead of waiting for the green. The bill, introduced by Councilman Carlos Menchaca, would allow cyclists to ignore the red-yellow-green of stop lights and instead get a few-second head start at the more...

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