Tuesday lunchtime linkage

Meet the young, hip, with it liberal new members of the City Council [Wall Street Journal]
Welcome…to Night Vale, the book [AV Club]
Mansion house for sale [New York Magazine]
How to avoid work, government employee-style [Slate]
McDonald’s being turned into McCondos [Brownstoner]
Grinch stop-and-frisk cop could be in trouble [Daily News]
What doth hold the future of Queens? [The Awl]
The secret to eating your way through the holiday? Water [Ditmas Park Corner]