Tuesday lunchtime linkage

The Times has become self-aware about their weird Brooklyn fetish [New York Times]
Sandy survivors keep getting denied by the insurance industry [WNYC]
What can cities who want to attract startups learn from New York? A few things [CityLabs]
The city is investing a bunch of money in revitalizing the Navy Yard [Wall Street Journal]
NYC is safer, but New Yorkers still have security fears [Brick Underground]
Think Brooklyn takes whiskey seriously now? Pff, check out the Whiskey Wars of the 1870s [Smithsonian]
“Vape” is the word of the year, and that’s a perfectly fine choice [Jezebel]
Uber would like to dig up dirt on journalists, announces plan in front of journalist [BuzzFeed]