Thursday lunchtime linkage

Hero cabbie exploits rent laws for $226/month Chelsea apartment [New York Post]
Brooklyn is getting a cereal bar, which is definitely what we need [Bustle]
Here are all of New York City’s “castles” [Curbed]
Sesame Street headed to HBO, possible gritty reboot [New York Times]
Lit Lounge gets the oral history treatment [Bedford + Bowery]
New York City is back to pre-recession employment levels [Daily News]
An eight-story, 250-unit development is coming to Prospect-Lefferts Gardens [NYYIMBY]
Bike lanes, street seating come to East New York and Brownsville [Streetsblog]