Friday: A Big Lawsuit, A Big Park Slope Townhouse Deal, A Big Map Of Death

  • Headline of the Day: “New York Isn’t the World’s Undisputed Financial Capital.” Maybe so, but at least we’re not Chicago. (The New York Times)
  • After a year on the market, 45 Montgomery Place goes for over $6 million, which likely makes it the most expensive single-family townhouse in Park Slope. Mr. and Mrs. Safran Foer have now been utterly humiliated–Slope style. (Check in soon for more…) (Brownstoner)
  • NYC Map of the Month: the “graveyards” of famous musicians. The lesson is you shouldn’t treat a cold with Valium (and Darvon) if you’re a rock critic in your Sixth Avenue apartment. (L Magazine)
  • The Hester Street playground gets $4.75 million for a much-needed overhaul. But if shabbiness isn’t even chic in the Lower East Side, what will happen to the hipsters? Won’t someone please think of the hipsters? (The New York Times)
  • - Max Abelson