Feeding the Beast: Midday Link Dump

It's Queens native Gene Simmons' Birthday! Celebrate with EV Grieve.

Charlie Rangel gets a standing ovation at the National Democratic Convention.... 's New York Delegation Breakfast, per the Albany Times-Union.

Good news, Greenpoint! Anthony Weiner and Nydia Velazquez announce that the EPA "has committed to a new series of tests" on mad polluted Newtown Creek. Superfund, here we come! (h/t David M. Quintana).

New York's expensive August continues: the widow of a man killed in the Staten Island Ferry crash of 2003 has just settled with the City for $8.7 million, reports WCBS.

For those who prefer the Manhattan of myth and martinis, here's amNY's Urbanite's "Mad Men" recap.

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