The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday

A new BP condo

  • It will take $310 million to build a 152-unit condo south of Battery Park City. On the plus side, the building may get a “platinum rating” from the Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. One block away, the Ritz-Carlton is shaking in its un-green (but expensive) boots. [Multi-Housing News]
  • The only thing better than Thanksgiving in New York with your mammoth family is eating by yourself in an expensive restaurant. If you’re solo on the 23rd, try Cafe Gray (it’ll cost $500), or Daniel ($125) or Zoe on Prince Street (only $59!). [Resident]
  • E.B. White and Jenny Holzer helped Philip Nobel come to terms with Ground Zero. But he still sees the future plans as “not what anyone would call brilliant.” [Metropolis]
  • Brooklyn has finally proved its artsy chops, winning over Interior Design Magazine and even Gaggenau as sponsors for its borough-wide design fest. Bring your leopard-skin stools, and your tight black pants. [I.D.]
  • – Max Abelson