Tuesday lunchtime linkage

Updating the NYC’s homepage [Mashable]
De Blasio could have some Hikind trouble [City Council Watch]
Google looks to make it easier for you to split a check [Grub Street]
Sweet, one-of-a-kind house being torn down for luxury apartments. Cool [Brownstoner]
Joe Lhota tries to have it both ways on the shutdown [Capital]
Biggie’s childhood home more expensive than Kurt Cobain’s. Hip hop wins again! [Zillow]
One member of the motorcycle assault gang actively assaulting someone was a cop [Gothamist]
Landlord wants next mayor to let him do landlord things [Brick Underground]