• 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 fight for ‘tolerance’ at Rutgers hits a new low February 12, 2016
    We feel bad for the janitors who had to clean up after the latest low from Rutgers University’s champions of tolerance. To disrupt a guest’s speech, a dozen kids smeared themselves in fake blood — splattering other students and much of the room in the process — while shouting “black lives matter” and other deep...
  • Carmen Fariña’s fix for failing schools is to hire more cronies February 12, 2016
    Team de Blasio’s efforts to turn around failing schools have been a joke for some time now — but it’s still a shock to realize that the mayor’s own folks see it that way. There’s no other way to read the news that the Department of Education ignored its own job-qualification specs to hire cronies....
  • Mark-Viverito’s message: Only saps obey the law February 12, 2016
    City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito wants to wipe the slate clean for more than 700,000 quality-of-life-crime scofflaws. She calls it criminal-justice “reform.” We call it a foolish step back to the dark days when New York was the national symbol of urban squalor and decay. In her “State of the City” address Thursday, Mark-Viverito announced...
  • Solving the great Valentine’s Day dilemmas February 12, 2016
    What do New York City women — and men — want for Valentine’s Day? For singles in the uncertain hinterland of early-stage dating, trying to figure out what is reasonable to do or expect can be downright daunting. For starters, there’s the question of a suitable gift. Should you scour the Internet looking for his...
  • Can GOP also-rans find any way to stop the Trump juggernaut? February 12, 2016
    There will be many storylines in the next Republican presidential debate on Saturday night — can Marco Rubio bounce back? does Jeb Bush really have some mojo? — but nothing else will matter if the candidates don’t show that they realize Donald Trump is for real. Because he is. If that wasn’t clear before New...
  • The Pentagon’s vile ‘divided loyalty’ rules for Jews February 12, 2016
    Congress is rarely called upon to dispel conspiracy theories. But it needs to teach the Pentagon to separate fact from fiction, because American Jews are routinely denied security clearances based on nothing more than a fear that they are Israeli spies. Consider Gershon Pincus, a 62-year-old dentist and lifelong New Yorker who sought a way...
  • The media’s blindness to Bernie’s socialist extremism is telling February 12, 2016
    At the start of the Democratic presidential race, the media viewed the contest as a cakewalk. The compassionate and gloriously wonky Hillary Clinton faced no one who could be viewed as her equal. Game over. When Sen. Bernie Sanders made noises about running against her, nobody thought he could be the actual Democratic nominee. He...
  • Major powers agree to ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria February 12, 2016
    MUNICH — Diplomats trying to secure a ceasefire for the civil war in Syria fell short in organizing an immediate truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary “cessation of hostilities” in the coming week. Foreign ministers from the International Syria Support Group also sealed an agreement early Friday to...
  • ‘Life of Pablo’ proves crazy Kanye is the best Kanye February 12, 2016
    Kanye West played New York City his new album on Thursday afternoon. Even though the murky, muddy sound at Madison Square Garden sometimes made it sound like halftime at a Knicks game, it couldn’t completely disguise the fact that “The Life of Pablo” is a bold and exciting work. The “Yeezy Season 3” event was...
  • The most insane moments from Kanye’s Yeezy show February 12, 2016
    All hail King Kanye! On Thursday, West’s two-hour fashion show/“Life of Pablo” album release spectacle brought a new kind of circus to Madison Square Garden. Below are our picks for the best, most absurd and most Kanye-loving-Kanye moments from the night. Fashion Week will never be the same again.

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.