Blog Profile / City Room

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Archived Since:March 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

A Meet, but Not Cute

Metropolitan Diary: A talkative man sits down at a Harlem restaurant next to a young woman who just wants to be alone.

A Grisly First Impression

Metropolitan Diary: The writer's first sight of a stabbing victim was on the day he moved to New York City.

A Mustard Memorial

Metropolitan Diary: A daily walker in Riverside Park encountered a stray jar of mustard on a bench in Riverside Park, and later, a commemorative marker with a mustard-related theme.

Bonding at Jury Duty

Metropolitan Diary: A group of Manhattanites found that an often-dreaded civic requirement was actually an opportunity for bonding.

Young Love on the R Train

Two riders lean toward each other; they hug; the girl gets out at 14th Street; he laughs; she skips. Nothing special here, folks, just a beautiful moment.

No Crying Over Spilled Chicken

Metropolitan Diary: When a pregnant woman's spouse accidentally spilled a chicken parmigiana dinner, meant for her, on a subway platform, a gentleman put the mishap into perspective.

Discoveries Inside Thrift-Store Books

Metropolitan Diary: A worker at a charity store in Brooklyn lists assorted scraps of life, some of them quite personal, that people left tucked into donated books.

The Trouble With Utopia

Metropolitan Diary: A cabdriver and his passenger designed an ideal world with perfect weather, but by the end of the ride, they had spotted flaws in it.

Dear New York, Will We Work Out?

Metropolitan Diary: Moving to the city is not a speed-dating proposition, and a prospective newcomer from far away wants this relationship to be lasting.

New York Today: Serving Up a Treat

Tuesday: The U.S. Open before it opens, damp weather, and Jamaica Bay's islands.

New York Today: Transforming Times Square

Monday: Times Square's many lives, comfortable weather, and stock market chaos.

Construction Chirpers

Metropolitan Diary: A new bird species is spotted in Manhattan; it wears a neon vest, whistles shrilly and is spotted where there are big holes in the ground.

Finding a Roommate on Craigslist

Metropolitan Diary: A list of strange things a woman was asked online before she finally found a nice apartment to share.

New York Today: Bust a Move

Friday: Dancing in the street, Times Square tiffs, and a word on Bird.

Education at the Post Office

Metropolitan Diary: A customer described his encounter with postal terminology, and the post office's nonexistent sense of humor about credit card signatures.

Big Hearts in Chelsea

Metropolitan Diary: A visitor from Southern California and her daughter saw a kind but mysterious interaction as they walked through a neighborhood.

New York Today: The Mayor and the Media

Wednesday: The mayor's rough patch, sweaty weather, and songs of summer.

Grandma 1, West Nile Virus 0

Metropolitan Diary: In August 1999, the writer's 80-year-old grandmother in Whitestone, Queens, was caught up in an outbreak of West Nile virus. The virus had no chance.

New York Today: All Ears in Brooklyn

Tuesday: Growing corn in Brooklyn, more hot weather, and our turtle neighbors.

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