Thursday lunchtime linkage

What’s behind the NYPL’s $300 million renovation? [The Nation]
New York isn’t rude, you jerk. You are [The Anachronist]
Football might end the CBS/Time Warner dispute. Maybe [Consumerist]
City gives cold shoulder to A/C manufacturers [Crain’s]
Stephen Levin’s primary opponent promises to sue over Greenpoint Landing [DNA Info]
Republican condom fight! [Observer]
Brooklyn real estate prices might finally drop [Brownstoner]