- Now that Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations has descended on E-Vill dive Sophie's as part of a tour of classic NYC haunts, we can be sure it'll close within the next six months -- just like the last bars he visited (the Holland, anyone?) -- causing one blogger to suggest the bad-boy chef has "reaper powers."
- Is anyone else having a hard time keeping all the hookers straight these days? Some actually did Eliot Spitzer, others are just trying to get a little contact fame . So it is that magically, just days after Ashley Dupre's weepy sit-down with La Sawyer, Natalie "$2,000 an Hour" McLennan's escorting memoir comes out today. Coincidence?
- And speaking of an unquenchable thirst for all-encompassing fame, spawn-of-Bushnell Julia Allison Twittered that she's "At Obama's Chicago headquarters RIGHT NOW."
- Williamsburg is crawling with Euros (the people and the currency) and the "locals" are up in arms. Yeah, 'cause that's what's ruining Williamsburg -- the Europeans.
- This is seriously cool: Workers at the Museum of Natural History have been folding paper since July to bust out the 30th annual origami Christmas tree. Gothamist has a gallery.
- The challenge: Coming up with new angles for Obama stories. Oooh, here's one: Hey New York chefs, what would you serve at the inaugural dinner?
- More holiday windows unveiled! The store: Macy's. The theme: noel behind the scenes, featuring "touch-pad technology" and a "look at the magical ways the elements of Christmas such as snow, stars, tinsel and ornaments are created." Huh?
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