Tuesday lunchtime linkage

Will New York City become the next Venice? [NYT]
The battle of the wheels: Wonder vs. Observation [Brooklyn Paper]
A good place to buy a car cheap, only there’s no guarantee it’ll start [BK Bureau]
Barclay’s Center to bring herringbone to basketball [New York Post]
A few historical facts to amaze your friends with [The Brooklyn Eagle]
How much is your stoop worth? [Brownstoner]
Where hipsters and startups diverge [NYO]