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Blogging From the Five Boroughs
Updated: 1 hour 34 min ago
What you need to know for Wednesday: a rainy day, a workshop for street trees, and a mayoral selfie.
The Spanish company contracted in 2006 to install public toilets around the city says it must wait for the Transportation Department to approve the sites — a complicated process.
Metropolitan Diary: A young woman guided a newcomer from Italy in the right direction on the subway, leaving a permanent impression.
What you need to know for Tuesday: an intra-borough border war, balmy weather, and a runaway boy returns.
Gary Shteyngart and Ginia Bellafante discussed Jay McInerney's "Bright Lights, Big City" with readers as part of the Big City Book Club.
What you need to know for Monday: evening light returns, cloudy skies, and the city is sued over charter schools.
Tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered in Lower Manhattan on Sunday to protest Israel's proposal to include strictly religious citizens in its military draft.
Metropolitan Diary: Walking near Central Park just after a snowstorm, one felt a timeless, magical quality to the city.
A slide show of photographs of the past week in New York City and the region includes ice boaters, Ash Wednesday and a fatal fire.
Some red-winged blackbirds regularly overwinter in New York, which after this cold and snowy season may have cost many their lives.
Work to convert a brownstone on Fifth Avenue, which dates to soon after the start of the Civil War, into condominiums will bring a new iteration to a building that has had so many renovations over the years that little remains of its original design.
A full-floor Upper East Side apartment owned by Charles R. Bronfman when he was married to his third wife was the most expensive sale of the week.
New York can feel like a tough place to live sometimes, but there are also moments of kindness that restore your faith in it. What moments have lifted you up, City Room readers?
Metropolitan Diary: A young lawyer, eager to impress his colleagues at a restaurant, got a quick response over a demitasse.
What you need to know for Friday and the weekend: art fairs galore, a spot of warmer weather, and a six-figure fortune-telling scheme.
The College Board is rethinking the SAT and will, among other things, make the essay optional. Show us your writing skills by answering one of two essay questions in five minutes.
Metropolitan Diary: A bookstore customer couldn't believe that the person he recognized was slipping a volume under his coat.
What you need to know for Thursday: the murder rate is down, colder weather returns, and a man tattoos his dog.
A tiny member of a family from Queens received ashes in Manhattan.
Have you forgotten what warm, sunny weather feels like? You are certainly not alone. Here is a look at a few places that other New Yorkers have turned to for respite.