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Ray Kelly is a Fan of Applebee's, and Every Other Restauarant in New York

When we see Ray Kelly in public he's usually filling us in on the details of some horrific crime. Today he took up an equally important, yet more lighthearted task: Participating in a ribbon-cutting at a new Applebee's location in Harlem, which has been certified "very green." Shortly after declaring ... More »

The AIG Bailout Is Over

Four years after it almost died, American International Group is finally getting off life support. The Treasury Department announced this afternoon that it is getting ready to sell 234,169,156 shares of AIG stock, which it received as part of a massive, $182 billion taxpayer-funded bailout of the failing insurer in ... More »

Hasidic Counselor Found Guilty of Sexual Abuse in Brooklyn

Nechemya Weberman, a leader in Brooklyn's Satmar Hasidic community, was convicted today of 59 counts of sexual abuse and now faces more than 30 years in prison, the Associated Press reports. Weberman's accuser told the court that she was made to perform sex acts over a three-year span while seeking ... More »

Alex Rodriguez Expertly Evaded a Centaur Painting Question

Kudos to the Daily News' "Confidenti@l" blog for pursuing the stories that matter. They encountered Alex Rodriguez at a toy drive in Miami and sought clarification on the long-disputed Us Weekly report that A-Rod has portraits of himself as a centaur hanging above his bed. We need answers, closure. We ... More »

Harry Reid Gushes About Retiring Senator’s Mane of Lustrous Teenage Hair

The Senate canceled a vote on the FDIC scheduled for today because of clouds, but the whole day wasn't a total waste: Harry Reid was still able to praise the thick, pubescent hair of his retiring colleague, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, so that's good. ... More »

Who’s Having More Fun: The Ikea Monkey or Mitt Romney?

Over the weekend, an out-of-place creature found himself stunned amid a bunch of rowdy humans, while a rhesus macaque monkey was spotted wandering an Ikea parking lot in Toronto. The former, of course, was failed politician Mitt Romney, who attended a professional boxing match and told Manny Pacquiao before the ... More »

MySpace Is Back, to Nobody’s Delight

You will not like the latest incarnation of MySpace — which hasn't been used by sentient humans since 2006 or so — "unless you're some sort of necrophile," Gizmodo's Sam Biddle says. So there's a chance you'll like it, is what I'm saying. ... More »

Santa Is Definitely a Democrat

A new PPP poll shows that 44 percent of American voters believe Santa Claus is a Democrat, compared to only 28 who believe he is a Republican, and the remainder who didn't feel like dignifying that with a response. But as ridiculous as the question is, the plurality opinion seems ... More »

New York City’s Dominique Strauss-Kahn Nightmare Is Over

As expected, Dominique Strauss-Kahn and Nafissatou Diallo, the Sofitel hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault last year, have come to an agreement in civil court. Although the terms were not disclosed, early reports that the settlement totaled $6 million were called "flatly false" by Strauss-Kahn's attorneys. "I thank ... More »

The Single Woman Hiding Her Group-Sex Proclivities From Her Dates

Once a week, Daily Intel takes a peek behind doors left slightly ajar. This week, the Single Woman Hiding Her Group-Sex Proclivities From Her Dates: Female, 29, West Village, operations manager, straight, single. DAY ONE 8 a.m. Off to shower. I shaved last Thursday before I attended a fun foursome ... More »

Man Shot Dead Near Central Park

An individual was shot in the head and killed at West 58th Street and Broadway, south of Central Park, just before 2 p.m. on Monday, according to multiple reports. The suspect reportedly drove up in a car and fired on a man who appeared to be in his twenties before ... More »

Worst Teenager Ever Steals iPhone From Quadriplegic Man

A terrible person walked right up to a 38-year-old Staten Island man with cerebral palsy — and no ability to speak or use his hands — and snatched the iPhone he uses to communicate from the tray of his wheelchair, NBC New York reports with touching video footage. "You shouldn't ... More »

Three Good Things Mayor Bloomberg Could Do With the FT

The media world is awash with speculation on the heels of the New York Times' report that Mayor Bloomberg is kicking the tires on the Financial Times, whose "bisque-colored pages" he apparently covets for their short articles and wide international distribution. It's clear that Bloomberg likes the FT and has an ... More »

Grapefruit? More Like Greatfruit.

In the annals of baseless, unprovoked Internet attacks, few have approached the temerity of today's Slate anti-grapefruit screed. To writer Katy Waldman, the grapefruit is "unwieldy, disgusting, and in some cases dangerous to eat. It is indisputably the worst fruit anyone has ever put on a plate." As someone who ... More »

NYPD Settlements Now a Bit More Secretive

The city has quietly made it more difficult to find out how much it's paying to settle federal lawsuits, the New York Times reports today, with the dollar amount no longer included in public court filings against government agencies including the NYPD. The Law Department has opted not to list ... More »

Marco Rubio and the Coming Conservative Revolt

In the immediate wake of the election, Republicans felt so stunned — in no small part because they had deluded themselves into expecting victory — that it seemed momentarily possible that the party’s long march to the right may halt or even reverse. But the future of the party is ... More »

Monthly MetroCard Set to Rise to $112; or, Why Joe Lhota Is Doomed

Less than five years ago, an unlimited monthly MetroCard would set you back just $76. Those halcyon days will seem like a lifetime ago when the MTA board votes on Wednesday on its latest fare-hike package. According to the various reports this morning, a monthly card will go from $104 ... More »

Public Housing ‘Woefully Unprepared’ for Hurricane Sandy

A front-page investigation by the New York Times into the government handling of Hurricane Sandy confirms what many people already know: The city wasn't ready to help the thousands left behind in public housing. According to the paper of record, "while the agency moved aggressively before the storm to encourage ... More »

John McAfee May Be in Guatemala for Months

Though the Guatemalan government initially said that John McAfee would be quickly shipped back to Belize, he's managed to buy himself some time. Reuters reports that McAfee's lawyers have filed a request to allow him to stay in the country until a court rules on his appeals against deportation, which ... More »

Undercover NYPD Detectives Fatally Shoot Man Brandishing Pellet Gun

Two plainclothes NYPD detectives shot and killed a man in Ridgewood, Queens on Saturday night because they believed he was pointing a semiautomatic pistol at them. According to the New York Times, the officers were handcuffing Nolan Rivera, a suspect in a narcotics bust, when he yelled, “They’re cops, you ... More »

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