To the Dust Lady

Thursday, 10 September 2015 by

Metropolitan Diary: A poetic tribute to Marcy Borders, whose escape from the World Trade Center on Sept. 11 was captured in a memorable photograph, and who died Aug. 24.

To facilitate snow removal, alternate-side street-cleaning regulations will be suspended in New York City on Saturday.

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The baldfaced hornet (Dolichovespula maculata) is a valuable predator of flies, caterpillars and other crop pests. It is also a valuable pollinator.

Correcting the Train’s Grammar

Friday, 23 January 2015 by

Metropolitan Diary: A passenger was perplexed by the announcement, “The train is now expressing to the city,” and wondered what the train was trying to express.

New York Today: Picturing a Crime Scene

Friday, 23 January 2015 by

Friday and the weekend: the fallout from the Sheldon Silver arrest, snow coming tonight, and the week in photos.

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An Elderly Litterbug

Thursday, 22 January 2015 by

Metropolitan Diary: A younger man, about to give a pedestrian of advanced years a lecture for dropping a paper bag, thought better of it.

Urban Poetry by Accident

Monday, 19 January 2015 by

Metropolitan Diary: A driver looking for a parking space sent four text messages to his wife, and then realized that they worked well together.

Slick roads and sidewalks disrupted commutes and activities in New York and New Jersey on Sunday. Tell us how the weather conditions affected your plans.

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Not Taking Electricity for Granted

Friday, 16 January 2015 by

Metropolitan Diary: When their subway car’s lights went out for a few seconds, two friends reflected on their homelands, where electric power is sometimes scarce.

Looking a Little Less Like Christmas

Monday, 12 January 2015 by

Christmas trees were taken to Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan on Sunday as part of New York City’s annual MulchFest. Trees were recycled at chipping sites in all five boroughs.

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