The Afternoon Wrap: Monday

Queens school daze [A.R.N.]

  • Supporting an anti-gay amendment was a bad idea for Sue Kelly, who incurred the wrath of big-time developer Adam Rose. Manhattan real estate is very political. [Daily News]
  • Why else is New York different than the rest of the universe? Outside, $2.5 million will buy you boxer Oscar De La Hoya’s gated “mountain retreat and training facility,” with a guest house and four-car garage and footbridge and putting green. Here $2,500,000 will get you approximately 2.5 beds. [WSJ]
  • Only Jay McInerney begins articles with “So I was at a party on Fifth Avenue…” And only Mr. McInerney would name-drop Jacqui Safra and Jean Doumanian without remembering their recent ($53 million) sale. [NY Mag]
  • Queens’ Ozone Park is getting a “massive” and “muscular” School for Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture. The 150,000-square-foot building was once a brush factory, but now it artfully channels “the restless energy of adolescence.” [Architectural Record News]
  • Apparently Heath Ledger and girlfriend Michelle Williams are “a picture-perfect family when wheeling their 1-year-old daughter Matilda around the streets of Boerum Hill.” Oh, Brooklyn! Luckily, Mr. Perfect is staying in the borough: “I adore it. I love my neighbors and the coffee shop down the road.” (Also, he’s playing the Joker in the new Batman.) [Go Brooklyn]
  • – Max Abelson