• 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
  • Housekeeper: Poop-obsessed Broadway bigwig stiffed me on pay October 22, 2016
    A former housekeeper is suing her Broadway producer boss, claiming the exec paid her crap for meticulously cataloguing her treasured Wheaten Terrier Sandy’s eating, walking and pooping habits. “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” producer Barbara Manocherian required maid Maria Theresa Patel to “adhere to exceedingly detailed and strict instructions for Sandy, who was...
  • Islanders youngster’s season debut cut short after injury October 22, 2016
    That certainly was a quick and unfortunate NHL cameo for Ryan Pulock. The Islanders called up the 22-year-old defenseman and he played just 3:57 in his season debut before suffering a lower-body injury in his team’s 3-2 win over the Coyotes on Friday night at Barclays Center. Coach Jack Capuano was not optimistic about the...
  • Ex-NYPD detective admits he helped jail an ‘innocent’ man October 22, 2016
    A former NYPD detective testified Friday that a man he helped put away for murder never committed the crime. “As I sit here today, I believe Edward Garry is innocent,” Peter Forcelli, now a federal ATF investigator in Florida, told the judge in a post-conviction hearing at Bronx Supreme Court. Garry was sentenced to 25...
  • 5 recent scandals that rocked the NFL before Josh Brown October 22, 2016
    Since becoming NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell has been beset by a string of criticism for the league’s handling of myriad controversies. Here’s a look: Bountygate (2012) Goodell’s reputation took its first real hit with his decision to slam the Saints for allegedly conducting a widespread bounty system during the 2009 season. The penalties were draconian:...
  • Progressives plan to make Hillary’s potential presidency a living hell October 22, 2016
    Progressives angry over revelations in Team Clinton’s e-mails — such as one calling their hero Bernie Sanders “a doofus” — are vowing to use the hacked messages to prevent the Democratic presidential nominee from tilting right after Election Day, it was reported Friday. In the e-mails, Hillary Clinton and several top advisers describe liberals and...
  • Jets fans must fight temptation to boo Geno Smith right away October 22, 2016
    We know you’re angry, upset, frustrated and disillusioned. We know a change in quarterback, a move that usually breeds renewed optimism, doesn’t have quite that same feel when it comes to the Jets. But the decision by head coach Todd Bowles has been made. Geno Smith will start Sunday’s game against the Ravens at MetLife...
  • Anthem singer kneels during her performance at Heat game October 22, 2016
    MIAMI — A woman performing the national anthem before an NBA preseason game in Miami on Friday night did so while kneeling at midcourt, and opening her jacket to show a shirt with the phrase “Black Lives Matter.” The singer was identified by the Heat as Denasia Lawrence. It was unclear if she remained in...
  • Distraught mom brings teddy bear in slain boy’s clothes to killer’s sentencing October 22, 2016
    A heartbroken mother whose 4-year-old was starved and beaten to death clutched a teddy bear in court dressed in the boy’s Christening outfit as she watched his monster baby sitter get sentenced to prison Friday. Kryzie King, 29, will spend the next 22 years behind bars for beating little Myls Dobson more than two years...
  • A well-rested Kenley Jansen makes Cubs’ task more daunting October 22, 2016
    CHICAGO — If the Dodgers could glean anything positive from the past two games of the NLCS, it was that Kenley Jansen didn’t throw a pitch. The star closer will be on three days’ rest Saturday for Game 6 of the NLCS, and it wouldn’t be surprising if Jansen is an option as early as...
  • Julie Patz’s toy testimony may dismiss longtime suspect October 22, 2016
    The mother of Etan Patz testified Friday about how the slain ­6-year-old boy loved a little mouse toy that never left his side. “Johnny Mouse slept in a little box bed, went everywhere with Etan, slept with him every night,” Julie Patz testified in Manhattan Supreme Court as she turned in her hands the tiny...

Victory For New York City Tenants

In a major victory for New York Citys rent stabilized tenants, New York State Supreme Court Justice Emily Jane Goodman struck down a 2008 supplemental adjustment imposed by the Rent Guidelines Board.