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Blogging From the Five Boroughs
Updated: 4 min 58 sec ago

Post Office Rules

26 min 48 sec ago
Metropolitan Diary: A mild request by postal clerks, updated for the digital age, is seen on a sign in Queens.

New York Today: Balloon’s-Eye View

3 hours 12 min ago
What you need to know for Wednesday: Looking down from 1,000 feet, gusty weather, and a police social-media effort goes awry.

I Am Not a Thief

Apr 22, 2014
Metropolitan Diary: Trying to do a good deed by delivering a package to its owner, a girl encountered only nastiness.

New York Today: A Proud Tree’s Second Life

Apr 22, 2014
What you need to know for Tuesday: Earth Day celebrations, warmer and eventually rainy weather, and a World's Fair gem reopens.

New York Today: The Mayor’s Bumpy Ride

Apr 21, 2014
What you need to know for Monday: resistance to banning carriage horses, more lovely weather, and a museum's expansion draws critics.

Even a Bouncer Can Cry

Apr 20, 2014
Metropolitan Diary: The giant man outside a Lower East Side rock club took it personally when a young person sneaked in.

A Bright and Colorful Easter Sunday

Apr 20, 2014
New Yorkers across the city dressed to impress to celebrate Easter on a cheerful Sunday. Blooming trees, strollers on Fifth Avenue and Brooklyn churchgoers all looked grand under the gleaming sun.

Back to the Finish Line in Boston

Apr 19, 2014
Runners, including those who were injured in the Boston Marathon bombing last year, participated in the Boston Marathon Tribute Run on Saturday.

Early Bloomer, Aptly Named

Apr 19, 2014
Evolution has guided the skunk cabbage to a series of highly unusual adaptations through which the plant attracts spring’s earliest insect pollinators.

The Stations of the Cross in Red Hook

Apr 19, 2014
A cross was prepared for the Good Friday procession at the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church of Red Hook, Brooklyn, on Friday. The Gothic church, built in 1855, is still struggling to make repairs from the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Readers Share Their Memories of 50 Years Ago in Queens

Apr 18, 2014
The Times asked readers to share their memories of the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Here is an edited selection of those stories.

The World’s Fairgrounds, Then and Now

Apr 18, 2014
A few structures from the fair stand in good condition; others have have fallen into disrepair or have been reinvented.

Week in Pictures for April 18

Apr 18, 2014
A slide show of photographs of the past week in New York City and the region includes a spring scene at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a meat market in the East Village and the funeral for a New York police officer.

In the Works of García Márquez, Finding a Link to Home

Apr 18, 2014
The death of Gabriel García Márquez set off a flurry of obituaries and appraisals, as well as appreciations from Latin American readers in New York who grew up in the world Mr. García Márquez described.

Big Ticket | Light-Grabbing Penthouse for $42 Million

Apr 18, 2014
A 12-room penthouse with panoramic park views in the venerable Prasada co-op building.

In the Bronx, a Tribute to a Salsa Singer

Apr 18, 2014
Muralists are honoring the singer Cheo Feliciano, who died Thursday in a car accident in Puerto Rico.

Sympathy for a Rat

Apr 18, 2014
Metropolitan Diary: Empathy with a dirty rodent created a lingering sense of guilt about why there was no similar feeling for the homeless.

New York Today: Surviving Spring Break

Apr 18, 2014
What you need to know for Friday and Easter weekend: a guide for children, sunny skies, and a deal with transit workers.

Meat Market Has Its Loyalists, Even if They Shop Only Once a Year

Apr 17, 2014
East Village Meat Market, opened by Julian Baczynsky in 1970 and a vestige of the old Eastern European community, is contending with scores of customers at its busiest time of year, the weeks just before Easter.

One Couple, Alone, Together

Apr 17, 2014
Metropolitan Diary: In a quiet moment on the subway, he was reading sheet music, and she was concentrating on a book about a murder spree.
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