Morning Links: OTB Lives, New Yorkers Imagine a World Without Doormen, Chastity Becomes Chaz
Hey, it's Monday, time for lots and lots of coffee and, of course, your Monday morning update.
• The OTB has a second (ninth?) life. The board voted to keep operations open for at least another year, and will submit a plan on how they will restructure the company to the New York State Wagering Board.
• Two decades since the last doorman strike, people (with doormen) are once again freaking about who will open their doors, accept their packages, and operate their elevators... and bracing for -- ew -- "having to get to know the neighbors." The complications could come at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. Workers want wage increases, while building owners hope to reduce benefit costs.
• A BBC poll suggests that the world is liking America a little bit better these days. The uplift coincides with the election of President Obama. In overall popularity rankings: Germany is the most favorably viewed nation, followed by Japan, the U.K., Canada, and France. Iran is the least favorably viewed nation, followed by Pakistan, North Korea, Israel, and Russia.
New York Rangers vs. Philadelphia Flyers
TicketsWed., Jan. 25, 8:00pm
Seton Hall Pirates Men's Basketball vs. Butler Bulldogs Men's Basketball
TicketsWed., Jan. 25, 8:30pm
New Jersey Devils vs. Washington Capitals
TicketsThu., Jan. 26, 7:00pm
Seton Hall Pirates Womens Basketball vs. Xavier Womens Basketball
TicketsFri., Jan. 27, 7:00pm
• The baby hawks (called "eyasses," who knew?) in Highbridge Park have hatched. Urban Hawks has video.
• Chastity Bono is now pretty much completely Chaz.
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