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“Chutzpah” is making headlines again. This time it’s not because someone mispronounced it (as former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann did a few years ago); it’s because Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz called it a “New York term.”



NYC, 1981, a companion piece to A24’s A Most Violent Year, is a short documentary about New York City in 1981. “You can’t be in it and not of it.” h/t The Awesomer.



What is this, good news day? Just a dream? Governor Andrew Cuomo follows President Obama’s decision to open up to Cuba with a ban on fracking in New York State, reports the New…











New York authorities fear that Sandy has driven city’s the “dominant” rats out from their secret underground lairs and into the streets of New York:

Do we have any Disinfonauts on the scene in NYC? Have you seen any ROUS?*

*Rodents of Unusual Size, naturally.




Joker Burns MoneyHopefully they make wiser decisions now. As Alison Bowen reports in Metro New York:

Nearly two months after the NYPD raided Zuccotti Park, Occupy Wall Street protesters are now deciding how to spend $300,000 left in their coffers.

At a recent meeting, protesters debated what to do with the money, down from $706,855 at the movement’s peak, according to the New York Post. Much of that $700K came via online donations from OWS supporters and has already been spent on food and supplies.

The remaining OWS members meet daily at the atrium at 60 Wall Street. During one such meeting, the Post reported, one of the ideas pitched included burning the cash in a bonfire on Wall Street, a suggestion that has since been dropped.



So it’s finally happened. Breaking news (and so likely to change as the day goes on), reported by the New York Times: Hundreds of police officers early Tuesday cleared the park in…