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Filed Under:United States / New York
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Archived Since:March 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

New York Today: Pull Out the Coats

Monday: A coat drive returns, rain, and the Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows are revealed.

A Nanny’s Loud Cellphone Voice

Metropolitan Diary: A toddler being pushed in her stroller on the Upper West Side made it clear what she thought of her attendant's behavior.

Rare Ferns: Thriving in Fumes and Grime

The blunt-lobed cliff fern and the smooth cliff brake are part of a “novel ecosystem” above an old viaduct on Park Avenue in Manhattan.

Cat-Sitting Is Heaven for a Writer

Metropolitan Diary: When a neighbor went on vacation, a friend discovered that taking care of her cat was an ideal nonpaying occupation.

New York Today: The Week in Pictures

Friday: Life inside a clock tower, clearing and cold, and an alarm clock for a tardy mayor.

Small World on the G Train

Metropolitan Diary: After cautiously surveying the seating possibilities in her subway car, a woman took a spot, only to discover a fellow New Jersey transplant she knew well.

New York Today: Canada’s Frosty Gift

Thursday: plunging temperatures and snowflakes, mayoral tardiness, and an $82 million Warhol.

Back for More: Return of the Pulp Fiction Contest

A man, a dame, a 1950s book cover: "Tough Kid From Brooklyn." Tell us how the story begins. It's City Room’s 2014 New York Pulp Fiction Contest.

In Search of Brooklyn

Metropolitan Diary: Moving from Queens to Brooklyn, the author likened it to his grandfather's moving from Russia to the Lower East side a century ago.

New York Today: Drop the Phone, Cyclist

Wednesday: A proposal to end texting while biking, a foggy morning, and the anniversary of Flight 587.

Seeking Working Parents Who Cook, or Don’t Cook, Family Meals

Has the emphasis on the importance of home cooking inspired you or frustrated you? Tell us. The New York Times is seeking working parents who cook family meals, or don't, on a regular basis.

When Ebola Fears Hit the Neighborhood

Metropolitan Diary: A day after Dr. Craig Spencer became New York City's first Ebola patient, a Harlem neighbor chronicled the change in atmosphere.

New York Today: Veterans March

Tuesday: The Veterans Day parade, balmy weather, and Dr. Spencer goes home.

New York Today: Fulton’s Flashy First Day

Monday: A new station downtown, mild weather, and Veterans Day events.

What Became of Groucho’s Duck

Metropolitan Diary: The secret word is that the composer Marvin Hamlisch, a good friend of Groucho Marx's, was given the celebrated duck from "You Bet Your Life."

The Halls of TV Justice

Metropolitan Diary: A lawyer in an elevator at Surrogate's Court in Manhattan suddenly realized that she was surrounded not by court clerks, but by a cast of familiar faces.

New York Today: What a Week

Friday: The week in pictures, gusty but clearing, and a very big tree comes to town.

High School Shorthand

Metropolitan Diary: A father overheard his eighth-grade daughter use lingo he had never heard in referring to an Upper East Side high school.

New York Today: Taking It Slow

Thursday: preparing for the new lower speed limit, foul weather, and an admission from A-Rod.

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