Morning Links: NY’s Primary Highlights; Koran-Burner Fired; Live Like Lady Gaga…Or Allen Ginsberg


• Here’s your cheat sheet on yesterday’s primaries: There were, to say the least, some upsets. Carl Paladino took the GOP gubernatorial race on the “anger ticket,” defeating Rick Lazio. In Harlem, Congressman Charles Rangel claimed an easy victory despite ethics charges against him. Democrats Hiram Monserrate and Pedro Espada lost. In the Democratic run for attorney general, Eric Schneiderman beat Kathleen Rice narrowly. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney defeated Reshma Saujani. And Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand won easily against Gail Goode. [NY1]

In other news…

• NJ Transit worker David Fenton, who burned pages from a Koran near the planned mosque site near Ground Zero, has been fired for violating the company’s code of ethics. [NYP]

• The fashionable must Tweet, too, and so they do. [WSJ]

• Lady Gaga used to live at 176 Stanton, sayeth the Post. Prepare for the tourist mobs to ensue. [Bowery Boogie]

• The listing for the last of Allen Ginsberg’s former apartments goes up this a.m. [EV Grieve]

• Chuck E. Cheese has recalled 1.2 million rings and toy eyeglasses for fear that kids will swallow the small battery in them. Which would not be fun. [Yahoo]

• Park Slope parents (or at least one of them) is railing against public lunchtime diaper changing. We can get on board with that. [FIPS]

• Stupid crime: A man tries to rob a bank claiming he has a bomb in his backpack; is convinced to take out a loan instead. Only in Santa Cruz! [SCS]