Wednesday linkage

BK Bridge could get dedicated rainforest [NY Times]
Sit-down cafés making floor space for coffee bars [NY Times]
New Yorkers have little time for cell phones [NY Post]
Vox Pop seized for the last time [Ditmas Park Blog]
How to make sure your clothing donations go to the needy [Slate]
Carroll Gardens gets Random Acts of Flowers [PMFA]
Become a blacksmith in Red Hook [Daily News]
Beer & cheese pairings, Frankie’s Sputino BBQ Blowout, more [the skint]