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Archived Since:March 7, 2008

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Book Behind Pulp Fiction Contest Hides a Respectable Past

The actual opening of "Tough Kid From Brooklyn," and the life of the man who wrote it, may surprise you.

A Hanukkah Invitation

Metropolitan Diary: When a Staten Islander gave a newcomer a Hanukkah present and was invited inside for what he thought would be a latke, he got a surprise.

New York Today: Last-Minute Preparations

Wednesday: Counting down to Christmas, sloppy weather, and protests continue despite the mayor's plea.

Meet the Winners of the Pulp Fiction Contest

You read, you voted, now see who won the 2014 Crushed Fedora.

Dear Santa, Bring Back the Old New York

Metropolitan Diary: A Christmas wish for the old Schrafft's, the Pan Am Building, opera without the subtitles and a quiet, uncrowded St. Patrick's.

New York Today: Subway Etiquette Offenders

Tuesday: tell us your subway pet peeves, warm and rainy weather, and the mayor calls for calm.

Christmas Holiday Closings in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

Transit schedules, parking rules and various closings that will take effect on Christmas.

New York Today: After the Shootings

Monday: A city mourns, rain coming later, and the accused Columbia University rapist speaks out.

Holiday Cheer, Gratuity Included

Arrangements for Christmas dinner in a two-room Upper West Side walk-up, in a non-doorman building, were complicated. How to arrange for deliveries; whom to tip?

Live Updates on Fatal Shooting of Two N.Y.P.D. Officers

Coverage of the evening news conference and other developments after two police officers were killed in Brooklyn.

Varmints on Ellis Island

Metropolitan Diary: An Ellis Island tour guide recounted the interest shown by four Texas women who had seen traces of the native wildlife.

New York Today: Your Last Minute

Friday: holiday preparations, partly sunny skies, and the week in pictures.

Seeking Jews With Christmas Trees

If you are a Jew with a gentile partner who has a story to tell about the first time you agreed to have a Christmas tree, tell it to us.

After Ferguson Verdict, a Different Song

Metropolitan Diary: Three Motown singers looking for donations on the subway abruptly changed to a somber tune when they saw the headlines.

New York Today: Goodbye to Fracking

Thursday: Environmentalists celebrate in the streets, gusty weather, and the quest for a quieter jackhammer.

A Brooklyn Vigil for Pakistani Victims

A candlelight vigil was held on Coney Island Avenue, in Midwood, Brooklyn, on Wednesday, for the victims of a school massacre in Peshawar, Pakistan.

You, the Jury: Vote for a Pulp Fiction Contest Winner

We've chosen the 28 finalists out of more than 1,100 opening passages you wrote for the actual noir novel "Tough Kid From Brooklyn." Now you pick the winner.

Everyone’s a Preservationist

Metropolitan Diary: Walking near Astor Place, a burly, blue-collar type and a woman leaving a Historic Districts Council meeting shared their disapproval of an outsize condo building.

New York Today: Bravery in Transit

Wednesday: The M.T.A. honors its workers, oddly warm weather, and a vigil for Pakistan.

The Red Jelly Cart

Metropolitan Diary: A Bronx childhood memory about the change of the seasons, when the ice cream man was replaced by a man selling candied apples or marshmallows.

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