5 Things To Know This AM — Jul 12 2011

If you haven't noticed, there are larger-than-life sculptures attacking our city, along with graffiti-inspired paintings and murals. (The Huffington Post)
Apparently the party ended early for the 275 passengers on an East River booze cruise, and it isn't because of an alcohol shortage. (Gothamist)
Forget your diet for seven days...it's Restaurant Week in New York! This means prix-fix meals for half-off at some of the hottest tables in town. Make your reservations now! (Grub Street)
First goes the smoking in bars and then goes...children?? (Gothamist)
Now that gay marriage is finally legal in New York, we're looking at a whole new meaning to the baby-boom. (Daily Mail UK)