Talking Points 12/19 Millionaire lottery grandma is Scroogey, demonstrators storm the Waverly Inn, and other notables from around the NYC web
A Queens woman became a millionaire thanks to an honest store clerk -- so she gave him a paltry $700.
A 92-year-old Queens woman discarded an old lottery ticket she thought was worthless -- until a heartwarmingly honest 24-year-old clerk scanned it, stopped her, and informed her the ticket was a million-dollar-plus winner. So she rewarded him with $700. Thanks, Scrooge! (In her defense, $700 was a lot of money in 1916.) Williamsburg's Prince of Darkness building complete, now vants to suck your blood. Bed-Stuy's own Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band from the Boys and Girls High School has been selected from candidates nationwide to play the inauguration. Yes they can! Jeremy Piven mercury-poisoning update: Apparently, the actor's all full of the stuff from excessive consumption of sushi, Chinese herbs. Who says it's hard to get into the Waverly Inn? Pissed-off Jane Street Hotel residents stormed the restaurant, chanting about slumlordy conditions at the property now owned by the business partners of the Waverly's own Greydon Carter. They even showed Hugh Jackman, Barry Diller, and Diane von Furstenburg photos of rats at the place. Good times. And then they were gone: Intrepid Red Hooker snaps pictures of backhoe tearing up the Now we'll just have to wait until the Jan. 7 premiere. Real World: Brooklyn set. Speaking of striking the set, want to own the actual beds from the loft? They were bought at nearby Ikea! And are now Real World: Brooklyn available on Craigslist. …& ICYMI: Local funnyman Michael Ian Black mysteriously suspended from Facebook. But why?
Published at 11:41 PM EDT on Jul 17, 2009 | Updated at 10:42 AM EST on Dec 19, 2008
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