Tuesday lunchtime linkage

The life of the B15 shooter [New York Times]
Pat Kiernan on Williamsburg, The Meatball Shop [Bedford + Bowery]
Long Island teen gets in to all eight Ivy League schools. You slept until 11 today [NY Mag]
Here, a South Bronx gentrification story [Crain’s]
Countries with smaller populations than the New York metro area, mapped [ANIMAL]
Whole Foods has a new ridiculous item for sale [The Awl]
NYC doormen are stepping into the light [Atlantic Cities]
David Wright helplessly tells Mets fans not to panic already [ESPN NY]