It’s Friday afternoon in New York City, where hotel rooms are getting expensive again.
Here’s what else is happening:
- A musical about the televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker featuring songs by Elton John is coming to Broadway next season.
- A ton of public clocks in New York City — including the massive one that’s on the “Clocktower Building” in Downtown Brooklyn — don’t display the correct time or even work at all.
- Flaco the Central Park owl was back in his favorite tree today.
- Criminals love spending ill-gotten money on cars and cryptocurrencies, according to this Bloomberg analysis of five years’ worth of U.S. Marshall Service seized-good auctions.
- Instead of hosting Thanksgiving this year (one guest got sick, nine others canceled), Martha Stewart said she’s doing a Westchester turkey crawl and stopping by five different neighbors’ Thanksgiving dinners.
- Hunters should wear a little hot pink, it looks cool with realtree camo and also makes you look like an elite marathoner. (And it’s also safer.)
- “Once the viewer selects a dish from the screen menu, an image of the food will appear, and above the screen an apparatus containing my liquid flavor samples in air canisters will spray in a combination that creates the taste of the chosen food. The spray then rolls hygienic film over the screen and voilà – they can enjoy the taste of pizza without even biting into a slice”: Wanna try the lickable TV?
- Millennials can’t quit American Girl dolls.
- And finally, don’t bother me: