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The Olympic Torch Relay in NY is on: Already, P. Diddy missed his chance due to traffic and Chuck Close, who is wheelchair bound, told the AP, "I am going to be rolling, not running. So it is going to be interesting to see how I keep my beard from catching on fire." You can see the torch relay at these locations (6th Avenue and 14th Street around 4-5PM; ending in Times Square later this evening). Let Gothamist know if you've taken any pictures of the relay!

NYC.gov and NYC TV Channel 74 will have coverage of events in Times Square starting at around 8PM. And we couldn't resist this photo of Mayor Bloomberg trying out some Greek food when announcing that Restaurant Week would be priced at $20.12 as a nod to NY's bid for the Olympics.