Unemployment Drops Below 9 Percent; Jesus Seen In East Village Phone Booth; Americans Don’t Sleep Enough


• The unemployment rate is down to 8.9 percent, below 9 percent for the first time in 2 years. According to the Labor Department, 192,000 jobs were added in February, which is in accord with what economists had been forecasting. So, maybe we’re finally on a roll? [NYT]

Keith Richards’ wife handed out a “Mother of the Year” award after her daughter Theodora was busted in New York for tagging a convent and possession of drugs. [NYP]

• There is a fake bedbug exterminator on the loose who claims to have been sent to spray for bedbugs, but really just robs homes. He’s done this at least five times in Brooklyn. Bad. Karma. [NBC NY]

• Jesus was sighted in an East Village phone booth. Sort of. (Jesus has great legs!) [DNA Info]

30 Rock is apparently shooting inside of East Village “historical landmark” Lucky Cheng’s. [EV Grieve]

A third of Americans don’t get enough sleep. Unfortunately, we are among them. [Pat’s Papers]