Reader Tales From the City
On a recent Upper West Side night, I ran into a neighbor walking her dog. I bent down to pet her but the usually-friendly puppy just looked at me sadly and walked on.
The neighbor apologized: “She’s a little upset. She just saw her first rat.”
Welcome to Metropolitan Diary 2.0! Beginning this week, City Room will publish one item each weekday morning. For our dedicated newspaper readers, not to worry. You’ll still be able to read items in print on Mondays; but online, you can now share and comment on your favorite New York tales. Our guidelines have changed slightly and so has our desire for new kinds of storytelling. Please take a moment to read the new rules. Your suggestions and submissions are welcome via e-mail: [email protected] or telephone: (212) 556-1333. Join us this week on NYTMetro’s Facebook page as we share our favorite entries from decades past. Follow @NYTMetro on Twitter using the hashtag #MetDiary. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!