Monday lunchtime linkage

You can stand up to cabbies who tell you they’re not going to Brooklyn [Gothamist]
Blind man steals building [New York Post]
The first step to develop the Watchtower buildings has been taken [Brownstoner]
Killer ice falling from World Trade Center [Daily News]
The only way this public radio producer could get a $38,000 apartment [WNYC]
Fire Andrea Peyser [Gawker]
Food deserts: Not a problem #slatepitches [Slate]
Where BK neighborhoods got their names [mental_floss]
Gay football player prepares to do sack dance over ignorance [SB Nation]