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What you need to know for Thursday: a guide to the mayor-elect’s appointments, warm and maybe drizzly, and a custody battle over a dachshund.
Metropolitan Diary: The former neighborhood of tenements and pushcarts returned briefly to the look of 1900 for the filming of "The Knick," by Steven Soderbergh.
What you need to know for Wednesday: traffic and tree lightings, Metro-North's comeback, more mild weather, and Billy Joel the franchise.
Metropolitan Diary: A conductor on the No. 7 train began the ride from Queens by greeting sleepy riders in at least six languages.
What you need to know for Tuesday: avoiding traffic headaches, a little warm sunshine and a fugitive fox returns to the zoo.
Your options if you take Metro-North's Hudson line, and the potential impact on other commuters.
Metropolitan Diary: On the bus, a cat carrier sat empty, and his owner's forlorn expression said it all.
Here is a slide show of photographs from the past week in New York City and the region. Subjects include autumn leaves, the first book printed in the new world, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
A condominium at 40 Bond Street, emerald-green-glass apparition that brought a dash of Oz downtown to NoHo in 2007, sold for $23.5 million.
Metropolitan Diary: As different as city residents are, passers-by didn't hesitate one day when help was needed.
What you need to know for Friday and the weekend: Black Friday parking ticket blitz, mostly sunny weather, and holiday activities galore.
Metropolitan Diary: Now that "Thanksgivukkah" has been popping up to reflect holiday convergence, it's time for its own song.
Witch hazel, better known as a bottled astringent than a native shrub, likes to grow in damp woodlands and propels its seeds for yards.
Metropolitan Diary: Fat Mike, always sitting outside his social club, was a friendly chap.
What you need to know for Wednesday: a soup kitchen in high gear, lots of weather and a 3,000-pound gingerbread village.
Gary dos Santos, 49, a John Lennon devotee and a fixture in Strawberry Fields in Central Park, died Monday night at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan from complications from leukemia, said his companion, Lisa Page.
Metropolitan Diary: A woman knew the romance was in trouble when her visitor shrugged at Columbus Circle's fall colors.
What you need to know for Tuesday: big storm coming, New York's sexy governor and the streetcar's birthday.
What you need to know for Monday: How Thanksgiving and Hanukkah came together in 1789, chilly weather and an auction of Ed Koch's correspondence with luminaries.
Metropolitan Diary: A poet described the colors as the sun, "cold and lipstick-red," replaced the dark on an autumn morning.