Thursday lunchtime linkage

White Park Slope parents aim to seize struggling middle school [DNA Info]
773 Lounge raises a bunch of money to rebuild [Ditmas Park Corner]
Someone bought a Crown Heights townhouse for $3.45 million, a new record [New York Post]
Why people liked Sheldon Silver [Capital]
The dream of an independent New York City [Medium]
Mike Huckabee thinks our women are trashy, but what the fuck does he know? [CNN]
We’re getting closer and closer to legal weed [MJINews]