Early Addition: Eric Adams successfully beat his $300 rat infestation ticket

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By Dan Sears

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Good Monday morning in New York City, where that could be you on the 1s and 2s.

Here’s what else is happening:

  • Who’s going to run against Mayor Eric Adams in 2025? Here’s a very early list of possible candidates.
  • Meanwhile, Adams won his recent battle over a $300 ticket for a rat infestation at his Brooklyn townhouse after he compiled video evidence suggesting that a city inspector never actually came by.
  • An arsonist set fire to a barn at a horse racing track in western New York last Thursday, killing 30 horses.
  • The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has arrived.
  • An Upper West Side woman may or may not have yelled, “Tony Danza, stop being an a**hole!” after the “Who’s The Boss?” star nearly collided with her dog on the sidewalk.
  • “Stephen King is susceptible to artificial intelligence. … The worse the writing, the more susceptible it is to artificial intelligence”: Famed literary agent Andrew Wylie said some spicy stuff in this interview with the Times.
  • Oreo truthers are convinced that parent company Mondelez is skimping on the creme.
  • And finally, get after it y’all:
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