THE SULLY: SHAKEN NOT STIRRED
New Yorkers wanting to offer their own toast to the "hero pilot" Sully Sullenberger now have their chance. For $11 you can order "The Sully," which is two shots of Grey Goose and a splash of water (not from the Hudson). The drink, complete with a miniature airplane garnish, is being poured exclusively at the Half Pint in the Village.
FAMOUS FACADE NEEDS A RE-"DUE"
Could it be true that a Manhattan landmark has had it wrong for the last 82 years? Apparently. According to this morning's New York Post, the phrase engraved on the Manhattan Supreme Courthouse, "The True Administration of Justice is the Firmest Pillar of Good Government" has a word wrong. According to documents on file at the Library of Congress, the word "true" should actually be "due."
Get ready to pay more per view if downloading porn is your thing. As part of his efforts to close the budget gap, Gov. David Paterson's "iPod tax" will add a 4-percent tax for Internet downloads on everything from music to movies, including the XXX-rated material. Not everyone in Albany is screaming with delight over the prospect of extra cash. "By taxing it you're legitimizing it," New York Conservative Party Chairman Michael Long said in a story by the Associated Press.
The NYPD are searching for a 14 month-old girl after she was allegedly taken by her babysitter. Cops say the baby's mother left her in the care of a 20 year-old woman yesterday around 4pm and called the police at about 1am. The baby sitter is described as a black female in her 20's.