Wednesday lunchtime linkage

One last goodbye to J.R. Smith, prince of New York [Grantland]
If you mistakenly thought Kirin Ichiban was Japanese, you can get a cash settlement [Grub Street]
The NYPD turning NYC into The Purge is dangerous to democracy [The Week]
What it’s like to make something like Too Many Cooks [AV Club]
The first baby born in NYC in 2015 was born in Sheepshead Bay [Sheepshead Bites]
Guy suing Citi Bike for $15 million is now upping it to $60 million [Daily News]
The city’s mini and local chains are booming [Capital New York]