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Archived Since:March 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

A Walk in Green-Wood Cemetery

Metropolitan Diary: On a somber winter day, a man enjoyed the solitude and opportunity for contemplation in a repository of city history.

Taking Her Class Around the World

Metropolitan Diary: A poetic tribute to Miss Clancy, a strict teacher who would transport her Brooklyn fourth-graders with her accounts of exotic travels.

New York Today: Mothers’ Helpers

Friday and the weekend: The rise of the doula, brutal weather, and the city loses its convention bid.

Big City Book Club Discusses ‘The Assistant’

Join the Big City Book Club for an online discussion of Bernard Malamud's 1957 novel "The Assistant," tonight at 6:30 p.m. Eastern time.

Helping Out a Pot Deliveryman

Metropolitan Diary: A former bike messenger recalled patching his deliveryman's bike so he could continue on his appointed rounds with a certain illegal product.

New York Today: Flowers, for You

Thursday: 16,000 hanging flowers in Times Square, flurries and dropping temperatures, and a "60 Minutes" correspondent dies in a cab crash.

New York City Parking Alert: Alternate-Side Rules Are Suspended on Thursday

Because of Lincoln’s Birthday, alternate-side street-cleaning regulations will be suspended in New York City on Thursday.

Suburban Noise vs. City Noise

Metropolitan Diary: An emigrant from the Upper West Side emailed her family complaining about the sounds of the suburbs.

New York Today: Abandoned, and Vanishing

Wednesday: A photographer races to capture derelict buildings, fair weather, and a grand jury indicts the police officer who shot Akai Gurley.

A Landsman Drives the Bus

Metropolitan Diary: The writer's father, an immigrant from Eastern Europe, found himself on a commuter bus being driven by a fellow countryman who needed some help.

New York Today: Behold, a Budget Plan

Tuesday: A budget focused on public safety, some sun, and a week with no murders.

New York Today: What’s the Local Version of a ‘Wintry Mix’?

Monday: The mayor presents the budget, and freezing rain, sleet and snow.

Alternate-Side Parking Is Suspended on Monday

Because of inclement weather, alternate-side street-cleaning regulations will be suspended in New York City on Monday. Other regulations will remain in effect.

In 1947, A Snowstorm to Remember

Metropolitan Diary: The late-January snowstorm reminded a man of the blizzard of 1947, a long walk in the snow and the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

Bufflehead Ducks Bob Along the Atlantic Shoreline

The bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) is a tiny, tough little duck, with a tight, stocky body that is well proportioned and beautifully suited to a life diving for food along the frigid shoreline of the Atlantic.

A Road Hog Advertises

Metropolitan Diary: Exiting Central Park, a driver was cut off by another car, which had a very appropriate license plate.

New York Today: Pictures on the Shore

Friday: Photographing the debris left by the Williamsburg fire, frigid weather, and it's Alligators in the Sewer Day.

On Coney Island, Taking in the Sand and the Snow

Tunga Takavarasha of Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, and his father, Bernard Takavarasha, visiting from Zimbabwe, took a walk on the Coney Island beach on Thursday.

My Friend, the Shoplifter

Metropolitan Diary: A few moments after seeing an old acquaintance in front of a supermarket, a man saw him inside being relieved of his hidden goods by security guards.

New York Today: The Scene of the Crash

Thursday: service restored on Metro-North, rain and snow and falling temperatures, and a hearing on the Eric Garner grand jury minutes.

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