Thursday lunchtime linkage

Forest City Ratner tries to sue its way to lower taxes [DNA Info]
So it’s a good thing the Nets lost their opener then [ESPN NY]
Red Hook homeowner gives himself an anti-flooding device in his new place [Brownstoner]
Eggnog is already here [Ditmas Park Corner]
“Voters have gotten to know Joe Lhota better, but they don’t like him any better” [Observer]
Your final debate recap of the year. Cherish it [Capital]
Ray Kelly contains multitudes, spies on them [New York Magazine]
Axe sends eight BK high schoolers to the hospital. The body spray, not the weapon [Daily News]