Tuesday lunchtime linkage

A good old-fashioned mayoral race fixin’ [NY Times]
Oh god there’s a huge gas leak underground in…oh, Manhattan [NYRB]
Are these the happiest train conductors in New York? Sure, why not [NYP]
Steve Buscemi, Vampire Weekend hanging out at an Easter parade [AVC]
Marry young. We say die young, but to each their own [Slate]
Shoot the Freak is back. Kinda [Amusing the Zillion]
Karl Marx was a broke-ass freelancer, just like you! [The Billfold]
LICH is off the chopping block, again [Brooklyn Eagle]