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  1. new york city
    JFK Terminal Floods After Water Main Break in 3rd Day of Chaos at AirportThe airport has been a travel nightmare for many passengers since last week’s “bomb cyclone.”
  2. news you can booze
    Airline Passenger Checks Single Can of Beer As His Only Piece of LuggageThis guy packs only the necessary stuff when flying.
  3. something fishy
    Owner of 20-Pound Lobster Is Livid the TSA Took a Selfie With His Dinner“They are like the dumbest people in the world.”
  4. 70,000 Birds Have Paid the Ultimate Price Since the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’There hasn’t been a bird-related plane crash in New York since Flight 1549, but that safety record has come at an enormous avian cost.
  5. No One Shot Up a Major American Airport AgainTwo weeks after an “active shooter” false alarm spooked JFK, another sows panic in LAX.
  6. 12 Tips From a Pilot on Mastering New York City Airports (Even La Guardia)A Shake Shack breakfast sandwich goes a long way.
  7. paparazzi evasion tactics
    LAX Is Getting Its Own Celebrity Terminal, So Wave Good-bye to Shots Like TheseFamous people can pay $1,800 to use it.
  8. A Comprehensive Collection of Comedians Tweeting About Their FlightsFasten your seat belts, turn off all electronic devices, and get ready for a lot of turbulence.
  9. look of the day
    Cara Delevingne Wore Simpsons PJs Through LAXAs one does.
  10. quotable
    Did This Nice Actor Get Married for the Airport Benefits?The best part of marriage? Let him tell you. 
  11. Armed Officers Were on Break When Gunman Opened Fire at LAXBut hadn’t informed the dispatcher.
  12. bathroom humor
    This Is a Great Women’s Bathroom SignAt the Jacksonville International Airport, someone got creative.
  13. shootings
    Alleged LAX Shooter Targeted TSA Agents, Wanted to Kill ‘Pigs’According to witnesses and a note police found on him.
  14. LAX Dry Ice Bombs Were Someone’s Idea of a JokeArrested airport worker “thought it was funny.”
  15. Employee Arrested in LAX Dry Ice BombsHe got the dry ice from planes.
  16. Dry Ice Bombs Keep Exploding at LAXTwo have exploded in about 24 hours.
  17. Opening Again
    Expansion News: Dylan’s Candy Bar and Coffee Bean & Tea LeafBut not together!
  18. Plane Crashes While Landing at San Francisco Airport [Updated]Passengers are still being evacuated.
  19. monkeys
    Justin Bieber’s Pet Monkey Got Stuck in GermanyBecause he didn’t have the right paperwork to bring it into the country.
  20. Reminder: You Can’t Take a Loaded Gun on a PlaneIt keeps happening.
  21. Crime Scenes
    Airport Security Busts Culinary StudentLooks like one culinary student wont’ be showing off her knife skills to the folks over the semester break.
  22. Someone Tried to Smuggle 57 Pounds of Cocaine on a Flight to New YorkThey were thwarted.
  23. Airports
    Don’t Worry About the Drugs, Cop-Dog Is Looking for GrubSniff.
  24. Airports
    Delta Terminal Prepares for Major Foodie TakeoffBig names aboard.
  25. Mediavore
    Combustible Cocoa Burns Two Chocolate Plant Workers; Former Food Network HonchoPlus: Check out Eric Ripert’s airport dining recommendations; Kanye and Drake give Moscato shout-outs, all in our morning news roundup.
  26. Mediavore
    Pothead Candies Weren’t Meant to Promote Pot Smoking; Vitamins Linked toPlus: Higher peanut-butter prices are coming; and there may be better tasting chocolate lurking in the jungles of Peru, all in our morning news roundup.
  27. clickables
    Watch Two Guys Live the Dream in an Abandoned AirportMaybe fake? But maybe not.
  28. Openings
    Carmellini, Lahey, and Denton Land in JFK on FridayAnd there’ll be iPad ordering! Take that, La Guardia!
  29. Woman Accused of Stuffing Baby Tiger Into Her Luggage Uses the Same Excuse As Paris HiltonIt wasn’t my bag.
  30. Well, There Goes Sticky.Four hundred geese were rounded up and gassed last week in Prospect Park.
  31. Chances Are, You Didn’t Just ‘Lose’ Your Laptop at JFKNo matter what the police told you.
  32. Humans Winning War on Geese!For NOW.
  33. air travel
    New York’s Airports Make Everyone LateAre you surprised?
  34. Other Cities
    And This Is What Spain’s ‘Ham Trail’ Leads ToRuffles con jamón?
  35. JFK to Get Worse Before It Gets BetterThe airport’s largest runway will be closed for four months this year for renovations.
  36. Was the Newark Airport Trespasser a Character From a Romantic Comedy?According to a source, security footage shows a heartbroken man chasing after a departing woman on the day that the airport was shut down.
  37. Mediavore
    Beer Goes Academic; Padma’s Slimming SecretsPlus: Gucci gelato; the TSA takes another look at water bottles.
  38. Teterboro Airport, Ground Zero for the Private-Jet BacklashAs “PJ” culture adjusts to the post-TARP world order, the iconic status of Manhattan’s most elite jetport is up for grabs.
  39. Real American Heroes
    Messin’ With GeeseYou know what would solve this goose problem? Goose jerky.
  40. Tom Brady Gets a Free RideAnd two Port Authority employees are now in trouble.
  41. Hundreds of Bags Getting Left Behind at JFK TodayThousands of passengers were delayed and hundreds of bags were left behind today because of a computer error at the New York airport.
  42. Manhattan Theatre Club Director Fires Latest Salvo in War Between Airlines and PassengersThe moral of this story? Never shush a flight attendant.
  43. Angry New Yorkers Scare Crew Off American Airlines FlightA bunch of angry, delayed New Yorkers did not take a senseless flight delay sitting down, with their seat belts securely fastened.
  44. Monkey Loose at La Guardia!Breaking! There’s a monkey on the loose in La Guardia Airport! We repeat, monkey on the loose! The Times’ City Room blog reports that the primate disembarked from Spirit Airlines flight 180 from “the Miami–Ft. Lauderdale area.” It’s running amok in the main terminal, but we suspect they’ll catch it quickly: Based on its point of origin, we have to assume it’s traveling down the moving walkway about ten miles per hour under the limit, and with its left blinker on. UPDATE: The Times was a bit monkey-happy on this one. There was a contraband primate on a flight, apparently, but it was never on the loose. Nonetheless, please continue to enjoy the above picture. A Monkey on the Loose at Laguardia [City Room/NYT]
  45. Mike Bloomberg, Independent • The political world is waking up to a queasy query — is Mike Bloomberg a Ross Perot or a Ralph Nader (or, one hopes, neither)? Of course, the man himself is no help: He still says he’s not running. [NYT] • Rudy Giuliani’s campaign, meanwhile, seems to be aiming squarely at the high-school-hooligan vote. First it comes out he’d been booted off the Iraq Study Group for truancy. Now his former South Carolina campaign chairman has been indicted for — are you ready for this? — selling crack. [NYDN] • If you tried leaving the city last night, you’re, well, probably still here. The three area airports canceled hundreds of flights because of the major thunderstorms blazing from here to the Midwest. [WNBC] • The new city regulation requiring fast-food places to post calorie count on their menus is now not going into effect until the legal fight over it plays out. So far, it’s had the opposite effect — Quizno’s and White Castle deleted all nutritional info from their Websites altogether. [amNY] • And two female marriage-license clerks are allegedly terrorizing Bronx couples by refusing to do their jobs and closing the office early. Maybe they’re stealth Dworkinites. [NYP]
  46. New Jersey and Stewart Airport, Perfect Together • The Port Authority has permission from New Jersey’s acting governor to buy or build two new airports outside its normal area of operations. The first one will be Stewart International, 65 miles from New York; next up, Atlantic City? [NYDN] • The plan to open a secular Arabic-studies school in Park Slope is nearly dead in the face of a massive and misguided outcry from parents and media who thought it would be a madrassa; the Sun, for instance, suggested we “break out the torches and surround City Hall to stop this monstrosity.” [NYT] • An eBay official is testifying in the Peter Braunstein case to list the items the crazed ex-journalist bid on in preparation for his crimes: firefighter gear, handcuffs, a gas mask, potassium nitrate, a Detroit cop badge, a FDNY sticker, and a camcorder. [WNBC] • A unique surgery healed a Long Island 3-year-old from a case of the permanent giggles doctors dubbed the Joker Face. (It’s actually a very rare form of epilepsy, caused by a tumor on the hypothalamus.) [Newsday] • And we’re shocked — shocked! — to report an intern scandal in the halls of power. Republican Mike Cole has become the first-ever assemblyman to get officially censured for spending a night in a female intern’s apartment. Granted, he was merely watching the NHL playoffs there, with a bunch of other people present, but still. [NYP]
  47. Not Leavin' on a Jet Plane • Jet Blue, the generally beloved low-cost carrier, made a lot of people’s shit lists last night: It stranded hundreds of JFK passengers on the tarmac — on immobile planes — for up to ten hours. On Valentine’s Day. Let’s hope, at least, some romance bloomed in the forced close quarters. [amNY] • The Daily News is issuing a Cesar Borja mea culpa. The paper that had lionized the late cop the most says it had no factual basis for calling him a “volunteer” (he wasn’t) or implying he had rushed to the WTC site on 9/11 (he didn’t). [NYDN] • In a development the Post — and just about only the Post — finds “shocking,” it turns out Hillary Clinton had signed a $200K contract with a consulting firm headed by a prominent South Carolina politician days before said politician endorsed her. [NYP] • That classic New York boogeyman — stray sidewalk electricity — is back. This time, the victim is a pet. Not even twenty minutes of mouth-to-mouth CPR could save the terrier named Boston Bob, apparently electrocuted when he stepped on a manhole cover. [NYDN] • And speaking of classic boogeymen: Apparently, Son of Sam’s apartment in Yonkers is a bit of a tourist destination — with a Times profile that eerily smacks of a real-estate listing. (“Apartment 7E, a studio with sweeping views of the Hudson River …”) [NYT]
  48. Stewart Airport: Good for Everyone, Great for Rich People As you may have heard, the Port Authority is planning to soup up sleepy Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, New York — that’s about 55 miles up the Thruway — and turn it into the area’s fourth major airport. (The already-crowded Kennedy, La Guardia, and Newark airports are projected to reach capacity in 2020.) Moving to the big leagues will be a major change for the now-underused airport, which currently touts its appearance in an upcoming Denzel Washington movie as a primary claim to fame. But more than just easing congestion for all of us and giving New Windsor something to brag about, the transformation of Stewart will also have one more major effect. The new airport will significantly benefit the area’s posh exurbanite community; local VIPs will be able to dash to L.A. and back to their organic-squash farm without the hassle of swinging by Teterboro. The Catskills: soon to be just like Aspen. 4th Major Hub for Air Traffic Moves Ahead [NYT]
  49. One Day, Everything Will Be Named for the ‘Daily Show’ Host • The Post has “Mob scion” Chris Colombo on tape waxing nostalgic about the days of former New York A.G. Dennis Vacco: “Spitzer is the worst. Vacco was the best. He didn’t care about anything. I had a hook in him.” Oh, the election ad that would have made. [NYP] • So there’s JFK, La Guardia, Newark and … Stewart? With the Spitz’s blessing, the Port Authority is about to buy an underused airport 60 miles north of the city and turn it into the region’s fourth international hub. Pataki, apparently, hated the idea. [NYT] • We suppose it was inevitable: The issue of how to list the names of WTC victims on the 9/11 memorial — alphabetically, at random, in weird associative clusters — is now fodder for hysterical TV ads running on NY1. [amNY] • So there’s this $140 million police-radio system the MTA had been installing in the subways for ten years. It’s done, but the cops won’t use it: Everything sounds “as if you’re talking through a glass of water.” A $140 million glass of water. [NYT] • And the Daily News somehow “learned,” unprompted by any recent developments, that Thor Equities is planning to redevelop Coney Island as a “glitzy playground” — a plan in the works for years. Let’s not tell the paper about the whole WTC memorial thing; it might upset them. [NYDN]
  50. Coffee, Tea, or a Stained-Glass Window? For sale: a modernist landmark. Asking price: just $1 million and change. American Airlines is building a new terminal at Kennedy Airport, and to do so, one of its existing homes — Terminal 8 — must come down. And that means the destruction of a 317-foot-wide stained-glass window in the building — once the largest stained-glass window in the world — unless flight attendant Eileen Vaquilar Clifford can help it.
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