Thursday lunchtime linkage

Neighbors are nervous about a giant new Kensington development [Ditmas Park Corner]
Either way you look at it, NYC spent a crapload on jails last year [BuzzFeed]
Just a dude leading a woman through the Staten Island Mall on a leash, nbd [Daily News]
City Councilman weakening right-of-way law swears he’s not weakening right-of-way law [amNewYork]
Empire State Building to become the Empire Starbucks Building [Commercial Observer]
Suggestions for Letterman’s retirement, from fans [ANIMAL]
The latest Crown Heights community board rezoning meeting was predictably insane [DNA Info]