While New Yorkers have created a lot of great holiday meal traditions–that whole “Chinese food on Christmas Eve” thing was totally ours–Thanksgiving has always been sort of a hodgepodge. If New York is a melting pot of culture, we might need a little more salt when it comes to figuring out how to take the Thanksgiving meal from home and transport it here.
Or we can just give up and order a turkey from Trader Joe’s.
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While many residents of the Rockaways, Coney Island and Staten Island are subsisting on donated foodstuffs and shelter meals, some people in Manhattan totally broke their diets and indulged on junk food during Hurricane Sandy, The New York Times reports.
Continuing their trenchant reporting on the mild inconveniences suffered by monied Manhattanites during the storm—including the harrowing tale of a woman in the Village who was forced to flush her toilet with white zinfandel in the aftermath of the hurricane (oh the horror!)—the grey lady now brings us a story about people who may have put on a few pounds. They’ve even developed a name for this terrible scourge of the downtown: the Sandy five.
The New York Time lifted their paywall as a public service during the storm. But the storm’s over, the recovery is slowly inching along and it’s time to get back to business. And let’s face it. Newspapers are business. So later today, the Times will begin charging again.
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Margaret Sullivan, The New York Times public editor, is not amused by golden-boy statistician Nate Silver’s latest antics.
This afternoon, the FiveThirtyEight blogger and Times writer challenged Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough to a 21st century type of duel. The terms? If Barack Obama wins, Mr. Scarborough will have to pay up. If Mitt Romney wins, Mr. Silver will pay. The wager? A $2,000 (it was raised from the original $1,000) donation to the Red Cross. The method for laying down the challenge? Twitter, of course. It is 2012, after all.
ripped from the headlines
Twitter has finally captured The New York Times‘ signature headline comma usage. Using the hashtag “#nytbooks,” observant readers are rewriting book titles so that they reflect the paper of record’s style.
Some of our favorites include “Of Mice, Men,” “In the Rye, A Catcher,” “Among Two Cities, A Tale” and “Among Grey Paint Makers, A Clamor To Produce 50 Shades.” Maybe we have been homebound for too long, but we are finding this a very enjoyable diversion indeed.
Not sure which season you like best? Well, The New York Times is putting their support behind Fall.
Ah, Fall. That season between summer’s heat and winter’s chill. Falling leaves and sweater weather and pumpkins all in a row. And October? Oh, October. The month of temperate chill, neither the still-muggy heat of September nor the rapidly shortening days and impending family holiday doom of November.
Dept. of Corrections
Someone would like you to know that alleged terrorist, Ahmed Abu Khattala, was drinking a strawberry frappe, not a mango juice, at a hotel in Benghazi, as he spoke to New York Times reporter David D. Kirkpatrick about his suspected involvement in the attack on the U.S. Consulate last month.
Mr. Abu Khattala’s beverage was initially erroneously reported, but, in perhaps the best correction to date, the Times has updated the story with the full correct details about the drink the terror suspect was sipping while scoffing at the US.
New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson will answer “selected readers’ questions in an online forum“ today and tomorrow. So start thinking. What do you really want to know about The New York Times?
While it may be tempting to ask about paywalls or union negotiations or the future of journalism, you want your question to Read More
Today is day three of Dan Barry’s five part New York Times series about Donna’s Diner in Elyria, Ohio. In the small, economically ravaged city, Mr. Barry has found a charming little diner full of charming characters who gather together to drink coffee and talk about politics, their lives, the economy and the ordinary struggles of ordinary Americans.