Alec Baldwin Could Be Mayor of NYC; Margaret Thatcher Thinks Sarah Palin Is Crazy


• Alec Baldwin, who is oft-discussed as wanting to run for something, is considering a run for New York City mayor in 2013 now that that Weiner character is kinda out of the picture. After all, he knows how to use Twitter (does he?) and his time on 30 Rock will be over. (Baldwin is a Democrat and is originally from Massapequa, a suburb on Long Island.) [The Daily]

Margaret Thatcher thinks Sarah Palin is nuts. And, despite Palin’s hopes, meeting her would be “belittling.” Instead, “Margaret is focusing on Ronald Reagan and will attend the unveiling of the statue. That is her level,” a source told the Guardian. [NYDN]

• William Giraldo, 24, has been arrested and charged with rape, robbery, assault, sexual abuse, and sexual misconduct for attacking a 28-year-old woman in Greenwood Heights. He’s suspected in several other sexual assaults in Brooklyn, including in Park Slope and Bay Ridge. [NY1]

• Bedbugs have been sighted at the fancy-schmancy Reebok Sports Club on the Upper West Side, where Very Important People work out. The bugs were discovered last week “inside one locker in the men’s executive locker room.” Horrors! Lockers have since been cleaned. [NBC NY]

Swiss bank UBS may return to Manhattan after moving to Stamford 15 years ago. Because no one wants to live in Stamford. [NYT]

Temperatures are expected to be in the mid-90s this afternoon, and 98 degrees tomorrow. Yay. [Weather]

• Also: “An unusual solar flare” could cause some disruptions to power and satellite communications on Earth. [NYP]