Monday lunchtime linkage

Talking mapping NYC’s toxic spills. Fun! [CityLab]
With all the good spots for a selfie in New York, why pick the East Village fire? [New York Post]
Dante de Blasio showed up to protest some school safety officer shenanigans in Park Slope [DNA Info]
The coulda been, woulda been projects of Manhattan [Arch Daily]
New York State has a budget deal, but without a minimum wage increase [New York Times]
Will 2015 be hip-hop’s best year? Sure, why not? [Studio 360]
No one wants an upzoning [Pardon Me For Asking]