The Afternoon Wrap: Friday

  • It’s not news that Soho is over the hip hill. But who knew that “by a ratio of 5:1, shoppers said they would come to Prince Street more often if they had more space to walk”? Attention shoppers, if any more of you come to Prince, the neighborhood will turn into one big expensive spice-rack. [Streetsblog]
  • Christie’s is holding its biggest-ever sale of “20th century decorative art and design.” If you have $20 million, get yourself a merry little chandelier, paperweight, light fixture, or rare Favrile glass mosaic panel. [Interior Design]
  • Even though the $900 million plan for Moynihan Station didn’t make it past the Public Authorities Control Board in October, the excitingly-titled PACB will be reexamining the deal on Dec. 20. (They’ll also likely be passing judgement on Atlantic Yards then, too.) Christmastime is always so exciting! [City Limits]
  • The median rent for New York City apartments rocketed 21 percent from 2002 to 2005, which means “low-income renters have little cash remaining at the end of the month after struggling to pay rent, and must forgo other basic necessities.” [Multi-Housing News]
  • - Max Abelson