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Distressed on the Dumbo pier, meeting a college basketball legend and more reader tales of New York City in this week's Metropolitan Diary.

Sept. 19, 2021


Sticky Situation

Dear Diary:

While waiting for the ferry, I finished my burger and watched tourists take selfies while I waited. We all were feeling happy and free.

I saw a sparrow leap towards a transparent, melted, and gummy-candy, blob, and then peck its tiny beak into the blob.