Friday lunchtime linkage

Why did the MTA kill off the Ridgewood Community Garden? [The Awl]
The Islanders need a zamboni driver, but the job is more than riding a truck [New York Times]
A deep look at the Wonder Wheel [amNewYork]
Dont refuse fares based on race or you’re gonna get fined [DNA Info]
Who will help New York Citys transit deserts? [CityLab]
Oh man look at these people making out BETWEEN moving subway cars [Jezebel]
Thank god, a rich guy says he might run for mayor of New York City [The Real Deal]