Get your morning scoop on a stolen Lady Liberty, a ransacked Mexican restauraunt, the extermination plan for the city's geese, and how you can help the victims of Sunday's building collapse in today's local blog round-up.
- An eight-foot Statue Of Liberty was stolen from the Vox Pop Coffee Shop in Ditmas Park on Sunday night. Patrons of the Brooklyn cafe were hopeful her solar-powered torch would burn on forever, but alas, thieves in the neighborhood had other plans. [Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn]
- A note on the door of the "wildly popular" Greenpoint Mexican restaurant Papacitos read, "So sorry guys, we can't open till later due to the fact we were robbed last night," and the owner tells Gothamist that they were indeed robbed by thieves who hopped the fence and stole a safe with $10,000 inside. Sadly, this unfortunate event couldn't have come at a worse time, as it's quarterly tax time and "his insurance doesn't cover cash theft." [Gothamist]
- All geese within a five-mile radius are totally and utterly screwed, as the authorities recently told the Queens Tribune, and the apparent method of extermination is indeed the carbon dioxide chambers, or "All gas, all the time," as one Brooklyn blogger was told by the paper's reporter. Sully, hero to the people, is now officially despised by all New York Geese. [Queens Crap]
- It's time to maybe consider breaking out the salami sandwiches, New York, as we just learned that the average Manhattan office worker spends an average of $19 on lunch. Midtown Lunch mathematically notes, "That means for every $5 street meat lunch we’re eating, somebody is spending $33." [Midtown Lunch]
- Following Sunday's building collapse in Brooklyn, Council Member Tish James is collecting donations for the families affected by the random disaster. One former resident graduated from school this week and needs some help with graduation attire. [Bed Stuy Blog]
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