Monday lunchtime linkage

Life as a really expensive call girl [New York Post]
Life as a really poor retail employee [New York Times]
NYC’s toll system is insanely regressive [Streetsblog]
R.I.P. Peter Kaplan [Observer]
Bloomberg is comically bad at huge part of being mayor [NY1]
NYPD says actually, they’re great at pedestrian safety [Capital]
Bill de Blasio doesn’t want raving lefty as City Council speaker [Crain’s]
Oh God Knicks, what are you doing? [New York Magazine]
The knockout game is out of control [Something Awful]