Tuesday lunchtime linkage

Of course New York would get a Chinese panda in the “Red” Bill de Blasio era [New York Post]
Hey, TV on the Radio is coming out with a new album [BrooklynVegan]
Finally, private interests insufferably monetize public parking [The Awl]
Looks like it’s old C trains until 2017 at least [Daily News]
Private pre-school wants to alter landmarked theatre, for the children [Brownstoner]
Jimmy McMillan came to Ditmas Park [Ditmas Park Corner]
Who will fill, then be indicted in, these empty Brooklyn state legislative seats? [DNA Info]
Trees allegedly good for you [Atlantic Health]