Friday lunchtime linkage

Here’s a day in the life of a Times Square Elmo [Metropolis]
Was Coney Island screwed all along? Maybe! [Observer]
Alternate nicknames for ‘Quooklyn’ [The Awl]
Blue Bottle and the future of artisan business [The Atlantic]
Andrew Cuomo, like BFF Chris Christie, now has his own bridge trouble [Capital]
Cops say they have their Brooklyn Bridge white flag suspects [New York Post]
R.I.P. Lulu’s, #missu [Greenpointers]