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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Summertime in New York: Sexy Russian Spies and Ladies in Cat Masks Robbing Shoe Stores

A lady holding up The Body Shop and Nine West using only a piece of paper and a cat mask doesn’t draw a lot of heat in The Big Apple, even after a year-long crime spree (here).  But a Russian spy ring headed by a chick in a princess tiara with a Linkedin account gets a little more coverage by network affiliates (here).  Behold the splendor of New York!

Supervillainy is on the rise apparently in New York City.  And I’m not taking about idiots trying to blow up Times Square using clocks and firecrackers.  I mean good, old timey comic book, flamboyant mayhem, and 007 style world domination schemes!  This is the New York I dream about when I go to sleep in Rhode Island – and now, it’s here!

Just when Australian crime was getting all the spotlight, with Jedi and ninjas foiling wrongdoing in the past few months, New York steps up in a way that only those outside of the city can appreciate (I can assure you that nobody looks twice at a woman in a cat mask or a Russian in a crown on the Lower West Side).

If we could get a couple of superheroes mixing it up with these villains we’d have ourselves a Disneyfication-size boon in tourism downtown.  Ohhh, or maybe a giant robot, or secret agents in business suits wearing jet packs (finally jetpacks), or …

Wanted Poster for New York "Catwoman" (CBS/WCBS)

Wanted Poster for New York "Catwoman" (CBS/WCBS)

Anna Chapman, alleged Russian spy (AP photo)

Anna Chapman, alleged Russian spy (AP photo)

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