• 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
  • The Truth About the 9/11 Victims’ Bill May 26, 2016
    We are the family members of 9/11 victims, alongside the legal counsel for thousands of others 9/11 families. We write to address numerous mischaracterizations and omissions in Paul Sperry’s fairytale column from Wednesday’s Post as it relates to the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), which ran under the sensational and inaccurate title “Schumer...
  • Veterans would do a lot better if Disney were running the VA May 26, 2016
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald is claiming he was either misunderstood or that he misspoke when he said, “When you go to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line? Or what’s important? What’s important is, what’s your satisfaction with the experience?” McDonald has appropriately received blowback for this tone-deaf comment,...
  • The PC police are backing Islamic terrorists over Eagles of Death Metal May 26, 2016
    After suffering through the horrors of the Bataclan music-hall massacre first hand, Jesse Hughes, the lead singer of the Eagles of Death Metal, finds himself suffering the ultimate indignity for a musician: getting cancelled from two upcoming French music festivals. His offense? Trying to make sense of the senseless violence of Nov. 13, 2015, when...
  • Will Team Obama end its failed meddling in Israel’s business? May 26, 2016
    In 1967, a British Petroleum ship called the Torrey Canyon wrecked off the coast of Cornwall, England. With 100,000 tons of crude oil pouring into the ocean, the authorities decided the best thing to do was to spray large amounts of toxic chemicals in a (failed) attempt to disperse the oil. Then they tried napalming...
  • David Wright: Mets don’t agree with Matt Harvey’s media silence May 26, 2016
    WASHINGTON — Matt Harvey’s self-imposed gag order wasn’t a big hit in the Mets clubhouse. For now the struggling pitcher has enough to consider, but Mets captain David Wright indicated Wednesday he may eventually talk to Harvey about his decision the previous night to bolt the clubhouse without speaking to reporters. “Obviously, Harvey is going...
  • Man convicted of second-degree murder in dice game gone bad May 26, 2016
    A young Brooklyn man was convicted of murder and assault on Wednesday for fatally shooting one person and wounding two others during a dice game in 2012. “This case is another reminder of the mayhem caused by senseless gun violence,” explained District Attorney Ken Thompson, describing how 24-year-old Lawrence Harris brazenly opened fire in the...
  • Jets’ Sheldon Richardson ready to deal with possible suspension May 26, 2016
    A slimmed-down Sheldon Richardson is trying to avoid any negative thoughts. The Jets defensive tackle said Wednesday he is not dwelling on whether the NFL might suspend him again this season for his arrest last summer. “Positive vibes, man,” Richardson said. “If I get a letter saying I’m suspended, I’m suspended. I don’t really hang...
  • Lying engineer takes no-jail plea after faulty building killed baby May 25, 2016
    A crooked engineer who signed off on a fake inspection report that claimed the facade of an Upper West Side building was safe — leading to the death of an infant when a window ledge came raining down on her — took a no-jail plea deal Thursday in Manhattan court. About four years after Maqsood...
  • Mets making a mistake keeping Matt Harvey in the spotlight May 25, 2016
    WASHINGTON — Give him a break. Send Matt Harvey’s bon-vivant derriere to Port St. Lucie and tell him, “See you in Miami.” Let the Earth rotate on its axis a few times without an update on the free-falling right-hander’s throwing session, or his slider tilt, or his psyche. The Mets, not for the first time,...

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