Tuesday lunchtime linkage

The borough president has some thoughts on gentrification [City & State]
Synthetic weed is destroying Brooklyn’s homeless population [Vice]
Let’s not coronate Andrew Cuomo for that LaGuardia overhaul just yet [2nd Ave. Sagas]
These stunning photos will fill you with rage and class envy [Slate]
Donald Trump’s lawyer seems like a reasonable guy who knows laws about rape [The Daily Beast]
ANIMAL New York is packing it in [ANIMAL]
Dairy Queen and Subway are in a garbage food fight [Grub Street]
Cutting down a tree to steal a bike is certainly one way to go about it [DNA Info]