Thursday linkage

Kids build, tinker, create and even lock pick at free Inventgenuity Festival [MommyPoppins]
Alexa von Tobel’s tips for starting your own company [LearnVest]
Convertible clothing helps stretch the wardrobe budget [NYT]
Prospect Park West bike lane already improving safety [Brownstoner]
Brooklynites eagerly buying Williamsburg-themed cigarettes [NY Observer]
Text messaging to improve restaurant service? [NPR]
Skins (which cast through Brokelyn) pushing racy MTV boundaries [NYT]