Monday lunchtime linkage

At the front line of Sandy recovery efforts, Occupy finally gains respect [NY Times]
Elmo no likey: Sesame Street puppeteer accused of  sex with minor [Business Insider]
Stones, Jay-Z, Coldplay coming to Barclays [NY Times]
BREAKING: People get a buzz on before going out! Seriously LA Times? [LA Times]
How the hell did the Cyclone survived Sandy?! [Brooklyn Paper]
6 gifts NOT to buy on Black Friday [The Consumerist]
More proof that face tattoos are a dealbreaker [NY Magazine]
“Big-Weed” lobbyist is a real job  [Gothamist]