Monday lunchtime linkage

Mike Bloomberg for mayor of London? Sure, why not [New York Post]
Subsidize the MTA, not BuzzFeed [Crain’s]
Lofts, and the artist’s role in gentrification [Guernica]
Changes are coming to Playland Motel [DNA Info]
Why comfort food makes you feel so good [CityLab]
Yes, make the defeat of the confederacy a national holiday [New Republic]
Heroin overdose deaths outnumber homicides in the city now [Daily News]
People move to New York because it’s the only place they don’t have to drive [Cap’n Transit Rides Again]