Wednesday lunchtime linkage

Your parents won’t listen to your rap demo, but the NYPD might [New York Times]
Whole Foods’ knife-sharpening station is terrorizing customers [DNAinfo New York]
New York’s garbage mountains are ready to break your fall [NY Post]
We’ll never forget you, 285 Kent [Bedford + Bowery]
McDonald’s will maybe, someday, kinda serve sustainable “beef” [Consumerist]
Women still struggle with poverty disproportionately [The Atlantic]
Burrito vending machine cuts out middleman, taste [Gawker]