First, it's not just New York City sewers that (supposedly) have alligators. Chicago does, too (anyone who doesn't think of the Chicago River as a sewer hasn't seen it...). And isn't he kyooot?
Second, Martha Stewart has been refused a visa to visit the UK, supposedly on account of her criminal conviction. I'd ordinarily infer that it's actually because the visa-granting official has some taste, and was repulsed by the idea of Martha Stewart bringing her faux country look and cooking to that green and pleasant land... but then I remembered that they actually like brussels sprouts, so it can't be due to good taste.