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  1. cityscape
    Newark’s Revival Is Finally Real. So Is Its Latest Problem.“We’ve been down so long we have to get it right,” one observer says.
  2. openings
    Marcus Samuelsson Is Opening a Neighborhood Hangout in NewarkExpect clam pizza, crab spaghetti, and a classic burger at Marcus B&P.
  3. very jersey things
    Cory Booker Is Still Waiting on His Date With Mindy Kaling“She’s just an extraordinary force.”
  4. libraries
    Philip Roth Is Giving His 4,000 Books to NewarkRoth’s library will be organized as it is in his home.
  5. 30 Newark Schools Shut Down Their Lead-Contaminated Drinking Fountains While Schumer proposes $100 million for New York schools to do their own testing. 
  6. Nothing Is Sacred
    Legendary Rock Club CBGB Finally Reopening As a Restaurant in the Newark AirportGet ready for punk-inspired wedge salads and turkey sandwiches.
  7. 12 Tips From a Pilot on Mastering New York City Airports (Even La Guardia)A Shake Shack breakfast sandwich goes a long way.
  8. Can Happy Street Signs Solve Newark’s Crime Problem?An unprecedented social experiment is about to begin.
  9. Sleepy Grandfather Arrested After Losing Kid on the F TrainOops. 
  10. Ras Baraka Is the New Mayor of NewarkAnd he’s not a big Cory Booker fan.
  11. Newark Campaign Worker Accused of Setting FireThe race between Ras Baraka and Shavar Jeffries has gotten a little crazy.
  12. Newark’s New Mayor Is the Opposite of Cory BookerLuis Quintana doesn’t “twit,” or e-mail.
  13. Man Who Claimed He Poisoned Entire Flight Probably Didn’tStill not cool …
  14. Former Newark Mayor Sharpe James Now a Random Crime VictimRobber didn’t know him, nor did a witness.
  15. Lautenberg Not Too Old to Zing Cory BookerI’d think spending time out of the city was one of his favorite activities.”
  16. Newark Police Broke Out the Pepper Spray at a Violent City Council MeetingAlmost everybody got a taste.
  17. Post-Sandy Lodging Options: Air BNB or Cory Booker’s BedA slumber party in Newark and discounted Air BNB in New York.
  18. whitney houston
    Newark Residents to Pay Whitney Houston Funeral CostsFuneral-related costs fall to New Jersey taxpayers.
  19. The Baddest Lawyer in the History of Jersey Picks a Lawyer for HimselfFacing life imprisonment, Paul Bergrin needs a really good lawyer.
  20. Newark Airport Is Where On-Time Flights Go to DieOut of the 100 most-delayed flights over the past year, 40 of them departed or arrived in Newark.
  21. Whenever NYC Feels Unbearable Today, Just Remember at Least You’re Not in NewarkApologies and deepest sympathy to our Newark readers.
  22. Mounting Up
    Armed Guards Headed to Some Newark EateriesSmall restaurants open after 9 p.m. will be required to follow the city ordinance.
  23. Man Gets Fifteen Years in Prison for Stealing DeodorantHe’d been arrested 74 times before.
  24. Cory Booker Will Personally Respond to Your Snowed-In Cries for HelpProvided you are in Newark, NJ, and you do it on Twitter.
  25. Newark Asks Citizens How to Spend Zuckerberg GrantEveryone’s opinions are being sought out.
  26. Timing of Zuckerberg’s Donation Wasn’t Intentional, Says SourceThe Facebook CEO allegedly wanted to delay the announcement.
  27. donations
    Mark Zuckerberg’s Well-Timed $100 Million Donation to Newark Public SchoolsThe announcement, which will be made on ‘Oprah,’ comes a week before ‘The Social Network’ premiere.
  28. JFK, Newark, and La Guardia to Get Full Body Scanners Next MonthThis is your final warning.
  29. Blechtacular
    Thirteen Dishes That Will Make You Break Down Sobbing in Shame and Self-LoathingTwo lists of gross-out/pig-out foods.
  30. March Was a Very Good Month for Newark, New JerseyMurder-free for the first time in 40 years.
  31. Clueless Newark Trespasser Didn’t Know the Trouble He CausedI didn’t know it was me.”
  32. What to Eat
    Most Insane Sandwich Ever? (Plus: Luther Sighting at Tipsy Parson!)You’ll have to travel to Newark’s Brazilian neighborhood to get it.
  33. Plane Forced Into Emergency Landing at Newark AirportDon’t worry. Everyone is safe.
  34. Conan O’Brien and Cory Booker Kiss and Make UpBatman” mayor and late night host end their feud with jokes and a big check.
  35. Should Bloomberg Go Bald?In which we imagine what a shaved mayor might look like.
  36. Continental Passengers Didn’t Know Pilot Was DeadWhich is weird, because WE all knew.
  37. Pilot Dies Mid-FlightHave we mentioned we are never ever flying again?
  38. Here We Go Again: Mike to Get His Traffic Money, If Albany Agrees • The Feds are expected to announce today that, yes indeed, they’ll shell out the big bucks necessary for Bloomberg to execute his congestion-pricing dream plan — if Albany passes it first, that is. [NYT]
  39. Sheriff Andy? • Andrew Cuomo, getting a feel for this whole crusading-A.G. thing, is asking the legislature to grant his office broad jurisdiction and subpoena powers. Our new awesome conspiracy theory: He gets the state GOP to empower him by promising them Spitzer’s head — and then subpoenas Bruno! [NYS]
  40. ‘Hairspray’ Premieres, Cont’d.: Newark Loves Latifah The marathon of Hairspray premieres ran on last night, stopping just over the Hudson in Newark, New Jersey — and, well, those Jerseyans took things seriously. Nearly 2,000 fans were gathered in front of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center as the celebrities arrived, and they were dolled up in their finest. (“I’m, like, the only underdressed person here,” moaned a jeans-clad teen outside the ladies’ room.) Hottie Zac Efron and lovable Nikki Blonsky were greeted with cheers as they entered the building, but Queen Latifah’s appearance drove the crowd to a frenzy. The Queen, a Newark native, broke past press lines to embrace fans who had waited hours to see her. “Go with your own path, stop following everybody else’s,” she told the crowd. “And go for your goal. You can accomplish it.”
  41. New York Is Full of Hot Air • According to a new study, New York City is responsible for a full one percent of the nation’s greenhouse-gas emissions. A remarkable thing about the study: It was commissioned and publicized by our own mayor, who’s basing an emission-cutting program on it. [MetroNY] • Citigroup is laying off 17,000 employees in a major slimming-down operation, and its New York headquarters is expected to be hit hard, alongside the megabank’s London and Hong Kong hubs. [NYT] • A female teacher at the Newark Boys Chorus School is the latest inductee into the tabloid pantheon after an alleged dalliance with a student; she is charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault and one count of child endangerment. [WNBC] • Notoriously cash-poor Columbia University is in the money, as 92-year-old billionaire John Kluge is giving his alma mater $400 million for scholarships to the needy. Somewhat weirdly, the money will be distributed among already accepted students. [NYP] • And in a cross-platform twist on an old story, a CBS News producer was fired for plagiarizing, “almost verbatim,” a Wall Street Journal article — which Katie Couric proceeded to read in her video blog. Those bloggers: No scruples, we’re telling you. [amNY]
  42. Really, What the Bell? • Remember yesterday’s sensational admission by a Queens drug dealer that he was once shot — “in the buttocks” — by the future police victim Sean Bell? Disregard. Not only is the guy backtracking, he denies ever saying it to the cops (who say they have it on tape). [NYP] • Meanwhile, in the wake of the Village gunman’s rampage, Mayor Bloomberg announced that the city is giving its 4,500 auxiliary cops bulletproof vests (at the cost of more than $2 million). Thing is, though, one of the two slain officers was wearing a vest. [amNY] • And another cop got shot in the ankle. In Park Slope. By a guy who was facing nothing more serious than a possession charge (he was spotted smoking a joint on the street). Great. [NYDN] • The home-buying boom’s worst-case scenario is playing out in Newark, which has one of the highest concentrations of brutal “subprime loans” in the country: Staggering debt and foreclosures are close to wiping out entire neighborhoods. [NYT] • And a city councilwoman is proposing a citywide ban on all exotic animal performers, timed to coincide with the circus’ arrival at the Madison Square Garden. We wouldn’t be the first, either — progressive places from Pasadena to Provincetown have already passed the proposal. [MetroNY]
  43. Friendly Skies, Unfriendly Runways • More reasons to avoid Newark Airport: First a plane plops down on a narrow taxiway instead of a landing strip. Now two jets clip each other’s wings on a runway while one is taxiing and another is being towed. No injuries, but what the hell? [amNY] • A teenage trick-or-treater was killed in a hit-and-run after being chased onto Harlem River Drive by a knife-brandishing attacker. In a moment of discord, the Times puts the victim’s age at 13, the AP at 15, and the Daily News at 16. [NYT, AP via amNY, NYDN] • In other Halloween news: Two million took to Sixth Avenue to gape at 50,000 costumed marchers, one reveler got stabbed after catching his girlfriend parading with another man, and, of course, someone had to come to school in a Hitler costume, which he’s now defending as “satire.” Lovely. [NYDN, NYP] • George Steinbrenner was rushed to the hospital after reportedly fainting while watching his granddaughter perform in a college play. He’s fine, but the performance got canceled amid the ruckus. It may be worth noting the granddaughter was playing Sally Bowles in Cabaret. [WNBC] • Historical, yes; preservationist, not so much. The New-York Historical Society wants to build a glassy 23-story tower behind its palatial HQ as part of a renovation. The haughty neighbors are predictably up in arms over blocked park views. Perhaps they could drop that annoying hyphen as a compromise? [NYT]
  44. Work Hard. Fly Right. Land Wrong. • A Continental pilot misses the runway at Newark, and the Post, still giddy from yesterday’s circulation figures, lands a scoop. The jet skidded to a stop on a short, narrow taxiway instead of a proper landing strip. Everyone’s puzzled as to why and how. [NYP] • Bloomberg spent Monday in Connecticut, spreading his independent, bipartisan, post-ideological magic — in other words, shilling for Joe Lieberman while trying to convince the voters he’s not laying groundwork for a presidential bid at all. [WNBC] • Over 2,000 HIV-positive needy people will avoid a steep rent raise in their subsidized housing — but only at the last possible minute and after a heated battle in court. Housing Works, which you know as a kind of high-end Goodwill, sued the city on the tenants’ behalf. [amNY] • OMG! There’s a barge in the East River! And there’s a swimming pool right on the barge! How darling! And just in time for, well, the time of year when you won’t get us into an outdoor pool with a shotgun. [NYT] • Finally, a public service announcement: The Empire State Building will keep its observation decks open unusually late — until 2 a.m. — all through the holidays. So feel free to reenact your favorite moments from An Affair to Remember — or King Kong, if that’s your fancy — in bitter December cold at 1 a.m. [NewYorkology]