Blog Profile / City Room

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Archived Since:March 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Time Check at the Terminal

Metropolitan Diary: People who want to know the time at Grand Central Terminal don't always use the famous four-faced clock in the great hall.

Gray Squirrels, New York’s Furry Cache Machines

A common sight in its East Coast home range, the mammal is versatile and easily finds homes in urban areas.

At Coney Island With Grandma

Metropolitan Diary: In the 1960s, a girl's Ukrainian grandma would take heaps of food to the beach, and cavort with her friends in their one-piece bathing suits.

New York Today: Keeping a Tugboat Afloat

Friday: A tugboat's future, rain-free parade day, and sneaker culture explored.

A Different Bagpiper

Metropolitan Diary: An Upper West Side resident noticed that the street musician near his subway stop had been replaced.

New York Today: A Confetti Primer

Thursday: A confetti explainer, rain on the way, and the history of ticker tape.

A Cockroach Breaks the Ice

Metropolitan Diary: The sight of a much-despised bug on a subway seat inspired all manner of insect stories from the riders.

New York Today: Be True to Your Pool

Wednesday: Your guide to city pools, heat and rain, and Brooklyn Blackout cake.

New York Today: A Biker Gap

Tuesday: Women on bikes, sweaty weather, and the diamondback terrapin.

A Tow Truck and a Miracle

Metropolitan Diary: A routine tow brought the car's owner, who was riding with the truck operator, a riveting account of the shooting of his brother.

New York Today: Back to Reality

Monday: Everything you missed this weekend, more sunshine, and hot dog records.

The Big Rock in Riverside Park

Metropolitan Diary: A woman's poetic reminiscence about sharing adventures and secrets with her friends at recess on a big boulder in the 1970s.

Cabdriver M.D.

Metropolitan Diary: When a man felt sick after lunch and needed medical advice, he discovered that a doctor was behind the wheel of his taxi.

The Glass God

Metropolitan Diary: On the No. 7 train, a poet described the obliviousness of young riders to everything but the screens of their electronic devices.

New York Today: A Revolution, Relearned

Thursday: New York in the Revolution, sunshine, and another Independence Day anniversary.

An Earful From a Barber in Queens

Metropolitan Diary: A longtime barbershop customer got a haircut from a barber he usually avoided, and was at first bored, but then amused, by the barber's monologue.

New York Today: Summer Lovin’

Wednesday: Romantic tales, wet weather, and a good old-fashioned steak.

Language Lessons and Mom

Metropolitan Diary: When his dying mother began speaking in Italian, then Sicilian, a man recalled his struggle to learn the language.

New York Today: Freedom From Foam

Tuesday: A ban on plastic foam, humid weather, and a leap second.

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