Wednesday lunchtime linkage

Sounds like the base fare for a MetroCard is going up to $2.75 [New York Post]
Sounds like things are going great with the PBA [Daily News]
Chinese nationals are eager to buy in a new Williamsburg development [WNYC]
The MTA is putting up anti-Showtime PSAs [DNA Info]
CUNY’s reliance on SAT scores is hurting black and Latino enrollment [The Atlantic]
Why are there so many new hotels in Brooklyn? Here’s some reasons [Curbed]
The Village and the Lower East Side: Haunted by ghost signs [Bedford + Bowery]