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Ode to Grand Central

Jul 24, 2014
Metropolitan Diary: A poetic tribute to the celestial-ceilinged railroad terminal the author calls a polyglot of promise.

New York Today: Planes, Trains And …

Jul 24, 2014
What you need to know for Thursday: meeting the region's transit needs, slightly cooler weather, and the parking-spot critic of Glendale, Queens.

Reading Other People’s Job Applications

Jul 23, 2014
Metropolitan Diary: Reviewing résumés on a crowded train, a man was surprised to find a passenger reading the comments he was writing about each one.

New York Today: Dispatch From Italy

Jul 23, 2014
What you need to know for Wednesday: A vacation with the mayor, afternoon showers, and the mystery around two white flags.

Stranded in SoHo, With No Phone and No Money

Jul 22, 2014
Metropolitan Diary: Unable to find her friend's SoHo apartment, a woman was ready to sleep on a bench until she decided to hail a cab and hope for the best.

New York Today: Live From the Line

Jul 22, 2014
What you need to know for Tuesday: Waiting for Shakespeare in the Park, a gorgeous day, and mysterious white flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge.

An Elk Is New

Jul 21, 2014
A Roosevelt elk, born June 10, has joined the herd at the Queens Zoo.

New York Today: Not Hot, and That’s Cool

Jul 21, 2014
What you need to know for Monday: One more day of cooler weather, the focus on a death in police custody, and the wealthy fail to flee.

A Street Master of the Claw Prize Game

Jul 20, 2014
Metropolitan Diary: A homeless-looking man outside Papaya Dog proved himself a virtuoso at using an arcade-style claw machine to collect stuffed animals.

A Sunday With Friends

Jul 20, 2014
A group plays cards in the afternoon in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.

Week in Pictures for July 18

Jul 18, 2014
A slide show of photographs from the past week in New York City and the region includes the Long Island Rail Road, the World Cup and a preserved frog.

Big Ticket | Upper East Side Townhouse for $27.25 Million

Jul 18, 2014
A 16-room, 6,700-square-foot neo-Georgian townhouse on the Upper East Side is the sale of the week.

Elaine Stritch Didn’t Have Outbursts, She Said in an Outburst (Get the Joke? She Didn’t)

Jul 18, 2014
A reporter recalls that to be up close and personal with Elaine Stritch was to be caught up in a maelstrom of dramas — plural.

Mets Fans at the Handicap Elevator

Jul 18, 2014
Metropolitan Diary: Two familiar faces met at the subway station: a regular Mets fan at Citi Field and a woman in charge of security in that section.

New York Today: A Strike-Free Weekend

Jul 18, 2014
What you need to know for Friday and the weekend: railroad riders rejoice, more welcome weather, and progress in post-hurricane home repairs.

Everything but Net

Jul 17, 2014
Summertime dreams syncopated with the sounds of basketballs beating the asphalt around New York City.

Living Out of a Subway Locker

Jul 17, 2014
Metropolitan Diary: Maurice sold discarded newspapers in Greenwich Village in the 1960s, and protected his privacy until he asked some friends to accompany him to a station.

New York Today: A New Home for Very Old Things

Jul 17, 2014
What you need to know for Thursday: the governor joins railroad strike talks, great weather ahead, and the city gathers its artifacts.

Oldies on the Subway

Jul 16, 2014
Metropolitan Diary: A trio of musicians filled a car on the No. 1 train with hits from the '60s, and ended with a clever tribute.

New York Today: Weather People

Jul 16, 2014
What you need to know for Wednesday: Storm spotters, some final showers, and the mayor appears on "The Colbert Report."
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