2008_10_timessec.jpgToday was the first day of the NY Times' new section consolidation. The main difference is that the Metro section is no longer--Metro-related stories are now in Section A Monday through Saturday. Business and Sports will be combined Tuesday through Friday (just think--after reading about your tanking stocks, you get to read about the crappy Knicks!). As the letter from NY Times Senior VP of Marketing and Circulation Yasmin Namini said, "Please note that were are not reducing the space devoted to Metro or Sports news. This is simply a way for us to produce the paper more efficiently. These changes enable us to offer you later- breaking news on Mondays and a freestanding Arts section on Saturdays."