Eavesdropping Is What Guests Do Best

by guestofaguest · July 15, 2009

Yet another superhero take down! Police in Columbus Circle took down a taunting Superman today. It's the third superhero appearance in the last week...what's up, New York? [Daily Intelligencer]

Folks riding the 7 train are on cloud nine! The Straphanger's Campaign Report released today rated the lucky number 7 train as the best, with the C train, remarkably, coming in a tad below average as the worst. [NYPost]

Want a personalized NYC tour by a celebrity? Enter the Big Apple Greeter, the non-profit tour guide with over three hundred employees just waiting to give you a free tour around the Apple. Former New York Giants running back, Tiki Barber, and former Sopranos star Dominic Chianese are amongst your possible guides, but no, they can't be requested. [Crain's New York Business]

Facebook has hit the big number: a quarter billion users, up from the two-hundred million that were announced a mere three months ago. What's next for the social networking company, we wonder? [The Social]

It's not just zombies visiting our favorite classics. Today, Quirk Books announced the second in it's series of quirky classics: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winter. The book, a follow up to April 1st's Pride and Prejudice And Zombies (also by Jane Austen as well as Seth Grahame-Smith) is due to take over bookshelves on September 15, 2009. [WSJ.com Speakeasy]