Tuesday lunchtime linkage

Brooklyn might be getting a minor league basketball team, maybe [The Brooklyn Game]
Rally alligator spotted at Citi Field-adjacent Flushing Meadows Park [DNA Info]
The city is tilting towards being a Mets town again [New York Times]
Cool Pope’s visit sounds like a cool logistical nightmare [Daily Intelligencer]
NYC is testing cars with brains [Crain’s]
Things are already breaking at the new 7 train station [amNewYork]
Topless tot terrorizes Times Square tourists [Jezebel]
Andrew Cuomo is doing a great job using the MTA as a cudgel for grudges [Streetsblog]