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Blogging From the Five Boroughs
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Metropolitan Diary: A first-time visitor to Roosevelt Island amused a listener by treating the tramway trip as if she were falling off the face of the earth.
What you need to know for Wednesday: Free top-shelf tennis in Queens, a day of marches, and a development in the chokehold case.
Metropolitan Diary: Leaving her Midtown office for an hour to herself, a woman was struck by the stickiness and the clammy smells of Manhattan's great outdoors.
What you need to know for Tuesday: Metropolitan Opera musicians get to work, even more nice weather, and a familiar television voice is stilled.
Martin Kleinman grew up in the Bronx. In 1985, he decided to move to Brooklyn — a decision not lauded by his grandmother.
What you need to know in New York for Monday: New York jurors hear about bombings in Israel, more-than-fair weather, and a labor deal for the Metropolitan Opera.
Displaying a mix of historical and popular culture figures, participants marched down Madison Avenue on Sunday in the 44th annual Indian Day Parade, sponsored by the Federation of Indian Associations. The country is celebrating 67 years of independence.
Metropolitan Diary: A visitor from Greece got the hard sell on what the hostess likened to Olympian ambrosia from the delicatessen.
The police responded to reports of a possible explosive device at the Louis Pink Houses in the East New York neighborhood on Saturday, evacuating some residents.
A condo at One57 with a grand perspective on Central Park was the most expensive sale of the week, according to city records.
Metropolitan Diary: A writer stopped off at the bodega in her old neighborhood and reminisced about her wilder, carefree former life.
A slide show from the past week in New York City and the region includes images from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s trip to Israel and a much-contested playground.
What you need to know for Friday and the weekend: where to putt in the city, more fair weather, and thousands protest the Missouri police shooting.
Metropolitan Diary: A stroller on West End Avenue was enchanted by an old car whose owner had turned it into a mobile exhibition of whimsy.
What you need to know for Thursday: a brief history of mischief, a sunnier day, and memories of Lauren Bacall.
Metropolitan Diary: After being hit and having her face bloodied, a woman was offered help by the driver, up to a point.
What you need to know for Wednesday: hearings for young border-crossers, rain and flooding, and an answer in the Mystery of the White Flags.
Metropolitan Diary: It was disturbing when half a dozen large men with tattoos got on the No. 1 train, each carrying a sword in a black leather case.
What you need to know for Tuesday: rain later and lots of it, the city's public housing stock in crisis, and non-scooping dog owners caught on camera.
What you need to know for Monday: a preserve within the park, the end of a sunny spell, and a charity sea paddle.