5 Things To Know This AM — Jun 06 2011

The annual Howl Festival took place this weekend in Tompkins Square Park, with artists painting a blank canvas around the exterior of the park. The question is, where was James Franco?
R.I.P. Ida: One of Central Park Zoo's most beloved animals—Ida the 25-year-old Polar Bear—died of cancer. (Huffington Post)
"Never Google drunk," says Ann Curry, about to be the new co-host of Today, after she gave a commencement speech at Wheaton College in Massachusetts talking about graduates who had gone to Wheaton College in Illinois. #fail (New York Post)
The Gowanus Canal is still really, really, really dirty. (New York Observer)
Silver Fox alert! Anderson Cooper debuted the new website and logo of his talk show, Anderson. (Perez Hilton)