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Blogging From the Five Boroughs
Updated: 25 min 11 sec ago

The East River Dead Zone

7 hours 33 min ago
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.

New York Today: Tennis Without Tickets

10 hours 23 min ago
What you need to know for Wednesday: Free top-shelf tennis in Queens, a day of marches, and a development in the chokehold case.

Lunch Break on a Hot Summer Day

Aug 19, 2014
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.

New York Today: An Operatic Accord

Aug 19, 2014
What you need to know for Tuesday: Metropolitan Opera musicians get to work, even more nice weather, and a familiar television voice is stilled.

From the Bronx, to Queens, Then Park Slope and Riverdale

Aug 18, 2014
Martin Kleinman grew up in the Bronx. In 1985, he decided to move to Brooklyn — a decision not lauded by his grandmother.

New York Today: A Terror Trial Comes to Brooklyn

Aug 18, 2014
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.

Celebrating All Things India

Aug 17, 2014
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.

Ode to Kishke

Aug 17, 2014
Metropolitan Diary: A visitor from Greece got the hard sell on what the hostess likened to Olympian ambrosia from the delicatessen.

Bomb Scare in Brooklyn Causes False Alarm

Aug 16, 2014
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.

Big Ticket | Sky-High Park Views for $32.5 Million

Aug 15, 2014
A condo at One57 with a grand perspective on Central Park was the most expensive sale of the week, according to city records.

Time Travel at the Deli

Aug 15, 2014
Metropolitan Diary: A writer stopped off at the bodega in her old neighborhood and reminisced about her wilder, carefree former life.

New York City’s Week in Pictures: Aug. 15

Aug 15, 2014
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.

New York Today: Mini Golf Warriors

Aug 15, 2014
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.

An Art Project on Wheels

Aug 14, 2014
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.

New York Today: City of Stunts

Aug 14, 2014
What you need to know for Thursday: a brief history of mischief, a sunnier day, and memories of Lauren Bacall.

Smacked by a Car Door

Aug 13, 2014
Metropolitan Diary: After being hit and having her face bloodied, a woman was offered help by the driver, up to a point.

New York Today: Immigrant Children Head to Court

Aug 13, 2014
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.

Serious Fantasy on the Subway

Aug 12, 2014
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.

New York Today: ‘Strong Moisture Transport’

Aug 12, 2014
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.

New York Today: Central Park, Untamed

Aug 11, 2014
What you need to know for Monday: a preserve within the park, the end of a sunny spell, and a charity sea paddle.
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