5 Things To Know This AM — Nov 07 2011

Vegetarians and vegans, beware: Meat Week is here, with a whole slew of events celebrating the hardworking men and women who bring sustainable meats to NYC. Hopefully our hearts won't give out by Wednesday. (Gothamist)
Illustrator and New York Times columnist Christopher Niemann decided to spend his Sunday drawing and uploading his creations on Twitter. Oh yeah, he was also running the NYC marathon at the same time. No biggie. (Animal New York)
Speaking of the marathon, chef Danny Meyer of Union Square events created a pre-run dinner for 18,000 marathoners, which consisted of 2,050 pounds of pasta, 1,400 pounds of turkey sausage and roasted garlic, and 194 gallons of marinara sauce—for starters, of course. (New York Observer)
Protesters of OWS have recently secured 24-hour portable toilets, much to the joy of local residents who no longer wanted their stoops to be used as "makeshift relief stations." We wish we were kidding. (City Room)
Lindsay Lohan tried to party it up with the cast of J. Edgar this weekend at The Roosevelt Hotel, but hit a little snag with the fact that she wasn't even invited. (Jezebel)

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