Land of the Talking Knish

A roundup of links for your edification or distraction as the evening rolls in.

Gov. David A. Paterson “won’t run for office again — probably.” [The Daily Politics]

Area surfers are sending out tweet-prayers for earthquake-related waves.

A Harvard Business School professor evaluates the Cathleen P. Black appointment from a management perspective. [Harvard Business Review]

Xiao Ye, the hot Taiwanese Lower East Side restaurant, says it is closing over Four-Loko-related troubles. [Eater]

… while the secretary of the State Senate, Angelo Aponte of Staten Island, is stepping down from a job you probably didn’t even know existed. [Staten Island Advance]

A Q&A with a filmmaker of the documentary and video blog “If These Knishes Could Talk” pays homage to the disappearing New York accent. [Vanishing New York]

The Republicans are now just a silly millimeter away from taking over the State Senate. [Crains New York Business]

Style Wars, Swedish-style. [ANIMAL New York]

A look inside the digs of the lifestyle blogger, makeup artist and nightlife hostess, Darian Darling. [Apartment Therapy]

New public service announcements from the Department of Transportation say “New Yorkers know everything, but if there’s one thing they don’t know it’s the speed limit.” [AutoBlog]

David Lynch wants veterans to meditate. [WSJ]

‘Tis the season when Christmas tree sellers pop up on many corners of the city. Part 1 of a series begins with dirty tree vendors. [Gothamist]

Susan Boyle chokes during her performance on “The View.” [Radar Online]

And if you’re free tonight, a selective guide for this evening’s events. [Guest of a Guest]

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