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Blog Post Archive

New York Today: Your Local National Parks Are Calling

Thursday: Parks seek volunteers, cooler weather, and a policy of deleting state workers' emails draws fire.

Yonkers Building Evacuated After Mudslide

A mudslide forced residents of an apartment building in Yonkers to leave. A broken pipe was said to have been the likely cause.

Chicken Spill on Staten Island Snarls Traffic

As many as 200 crated chickens fell from a truck and were hauled off to a nearby police station house.

Giving a Man a Fake Number

Metropolitan Diary: When a woman gives a man a fake phone number, she may be motivated not by nastiness or vanity, but by fear.

New York Today: From Baghdad to the Bronx

Wednesday: Documenting a new beginning, a misty morning, and the mayor visits Rikers Island.

Architect Once Envisioned a Guggenheim of Groceries

The late William N. Breger, who designed the TriBeCa Synagogue, once planned a seven-story automated supermarket where shoppers would ride a moving ramp to the bottom.

Mystery of the Propeller-Bladed Subway Apparatus

A fan-shaped thing attached to the subway tracks set us on a hunt for its function.

Saving a Subway Jumper

Metropolitan Diary: A woman watched in horror as a man leapt onto the tracks of an oncoming train, then in amazement as strangers teamed up to get him out.

New York Today: Idle No More

Tuesday: A plan to end vehicle idling, a rainy afternoon, and Cardinal Egan's funeral.

New York Today: Happy 50 Degrees

Monday: You made it through winter, Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks, and taxi drivers don’t need to know local geography.

Snow on the Sidelines

With the court finally free of slush and ice, a group of friends played handball at Sara D. Roosevelt Park in Manhattan on Sunday.

In Just Half an Hour…

Metropolitan Diary: A poet considers urban relativity: how far one can travel in half an hour, and how little.

The Osprey’s Springtime Return to New York

The annual arrival in places like the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge of these large, lanky hawks is a sure sign of spring.

Glad He Peeked at a Rider’s Email

Metropolitan Diary: It may not be polite to snoop at a fellow passenger's message, but the contents of this one caused the snooper to exit the subway hastily.

New York Today: Sandwiched by Snowstorms

Friday and the weekend: A jet skids off the runway, a cardinal dies, cold but gradually warming weather, and the week in pictures.

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

Because of snow removal, alternate-side street-cleaning regulations will be suspended in New York City on Friday.

Winter Pedestrian Hazards

Metropolitan Diary: It's hard to avoid bumping into other people on the sidewalk in cold weather; if it isn't the headphones, it's the hoods.

New York Today: Morning Storm

Thursday: Up to half a foot of snow, plummeting temperatures, and new Muslim holidays for city schools.

Making Room for More Slush

Workers in Times Square shovel to clear the way ahead of more snow forecast on Thursday.

A Valentine to Bangladesh

Metropolitan Diary: A New York cabdriver who was unfamiliar with the Feb. 14 holiday got some help texting his first Valentine love note to his wife back home.

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