On a balmy summer afternoon in 1991, Shelly Friedman was strolling the boardwalk in Brighton Beach with New York Times reporter Joyce Purnick when they came upon three elderly women.
Mr. Friedman, an attorney, was in the midst of a contentious battle with local residents who were dead set against demolishing the historic Brighton Beach Read More
Joyce Purnick announced the end of her two-year run as editor of The Metro Section of The New York Times to her staff on July 20 at about 5 P.M. She’ll return to writing a column–”Metro Matters, probably,” she said–the same space she used to fill before ascending to the editing job.
The new metro Read More
Public Lives, The New York Times ‘ “non-gossip gossip column,” as executive editor Joseph Lelyveld prefers to call it, turned 1 year old on Jan. 6. To most Times watchers, that’s hard to believe. It seems like just yesterday they were stroking their chins over such impeccably sourced items as the one that went: “Casey Read More
The ballfields I stroll across on my way home from work were crowded with 6-year-olds the other day. Tee-ball season is in full swing, and parents in shorts and sneakers sat in lounge chairs and cheered on their kids. It was 6:30 P.M., and I was just getting home. The parents in lounge chairs had Read More