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Bowlmor’s Beloved Greeter

4 hours 12 min ago
Metropolitan Diary: Mark B. was an institution within an institution, the benevolent doorman at Bowlmor Lanes in Greenwich Village, which closed on Monday.

New York Today: Old Boardwalk, New Mallets

7 hours 8 min ago
What you need to know for Friday and the weekend: croquet gear from a hurricane's splinters, fair weather continues, and a drop in student obesity.

Henry Hudson Parkway, 1983

Jul 10, 2014
Metropolitan Diary: A poet's grim look at the Far West Side as she remembered seeing it with her mother 31 years ago.

New York Today: L.I.R.R. Strike Primer

Jul 10, 2014
What you need to know for Thursday: train unrest explained, more-than-fair weather, and a bill to regulate Times Square Elmos.

Disappointed Fireworks Fans in Brooklyn

Jul 9, 2014
Metropolitan Diary: An Independence Day crowd at the Brooklyn Promenade got less congested as complainers left early, not realizing that they had been watching the wrong show.

New York Today: A Marijuana-Friendly Borough

Jul 9, 2014
What you need to know for Wednesday: Brooklynites favor a new drug policy, a sunny day, and a hip-hop festival.

Fallen Firefighter Is Mourned

Jul 8, 2014
Firefighters on Tuesday attended the Staten Island wake of Lt. Gordon Matthew Ambelas, 40, who died in a Brooklyn fire Saturday.

Cabby’s Vocabulary Lesson on the Way to the Hospital

Jul 8, 2014
Metropolitan Diary: After a woman had carefully settled her injured husband in the back seat, the cabby had just one question.

New York Today: The Vanishing High Line

Jul 8, 2014
What you need to know for Tuesday: The High Line you never knew, more steamy weather, and a baby abandoned in the subway.

Medical Marijuana Coming to New York

Jul 8, 2014
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo with Amanda Houser, 10, on Monday in the ceremonial signing of a bill authorizing medical marijuana in New York.

Before He Leaves, Michael Powell Shares His Favorite Gotham Columns

Jul 7, 2014
Michael Powell has written the Gotham column for a little more than three years, covering wayward bishops, egocentric governors, and varieties of suffering and inspiration. We asked him to share some of his favorite columns.

New York Summer Stories: It’s Too Hot

Jul 7, 2014
City Room has dug up articles from The New York Times archives during the past week that tell tales of city summers past. We’ll end the series with articles that are all about the heat.

New York Today: Back to Work

Jul 7, 2014
What you need to know for Monday: catching up after a long weekend, sticky weather, and end times for a venerable bowling alley.

Rescuing an iPod With a Fishing Knife

Jul 6, 2014
Metropolitan Diary: When a man dropped his music player between the boards of a Hudson River pier, a fisherman offered his wife a tool previously used for gutting.

New York Summer Stories: Musicians vs. Bugs

Jul 6, 2014
City Room is digging up articles from The New York Times’s archives that tell tales of New York City summers past. Today looks at the challenges outdoor concerts pose for musicians.

New York Summer Stories: Life in the City

Jul 5, 2014
During this holiday weekend (and the week past), City Room is digging up articles from The New York Times’ archives that tell tales of New York City summers past. Today we’re sharing a couple stories about summer life in the city.

Both Sides Now

Jul 4, 2014
Despite the rainy weather, the fireworks shows must go on, and did, making for spectacular views.

Week in Pictures for July 4

Jul 4, 2014
A slide show of photographs from the past week in New York City and the region includes a police informer and Police Academy graduates.

Big Ticket | $20.87 Million at One57

Jul 4, 2014
A three-bedroom apartment at the glassy One57 condominium tower is the sale of the week.

New York Summer Stories: At the Turn of the Century

Jul 4, 2014
During this holiday week, City Room is digging up stories from The New York Times’ archives that tell tales of New York City summers past. Today’s collection of stories reflect on summers in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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