Monday lunchtime linkage

Here’s the East New York rezoning plan [New York YIMBY]
Shelly Silver will still kind of be around [Capital]
Scenes from this year’s stupid fun Idiotarod [Bedford + Bowery]
Police ticket straphangers fleeing the bum car smell [Queens Crap]
Orson Welles: Failed Post columnist [New York Post]
People are either happy or sad about Continental closing [Grub Street]
Your friend might be a snob, but should you be a jerk about it? [The Awl]