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Labor Day Closings in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
Metropolitan Diary: A talkative man sits down at a Harlem restaurant next to a young woman who just wants to be alone.
Metropolitan Diary: The writer's first sight of a stabbing victim was on the day he moved to New York City.
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.
Metropolitan Diary: A group of Manhattanites found that an often-dreaded civic requirement was actually an opportunity for bonding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday: The U.S. Open before it opens, damp weather, and Jamaica Bay's islands.
Monday: Times Square's many lives, comfortable weather, and stock market chaos.
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.
Metropolitan Diary: A list of strange things a woman was asked online before she finally found a nice apartment to share.
Friday: Dancing in the street, Times Square tiffs, and a word on Bird.
Metropolitan Diary: A customer described his encounter with postal terminology, and the post office's nonexistent sense of humor about credit card signatures.
Metropolitan Diary: A visitor from Southern California and her daughter saw a kind but mysterious interaction as they walked through a neighborhood.
Wednesday: The mayor's rough patch, sweaty weather, and songs of summer.
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.
Tuesday: Growing corn in Brooklyn, more hot weather, and our turtle neighbors.