The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday

  • Some wonderful T-shirt company has provided a “perfect gift for your favorite real-estate pro!” Obviously, that gift is a bubble-mocking shirt, and that bubble-mocking shirt apparently helps “fight media sensationalism.” What’s more, the proceeds go to charity. [Matrix]
  • The Third Annual Curbed Awards have dubbed the Urban Glass House as the “New Development Most Likely to Get You Laid,” and have bestowed the “The Michael Shvo Gross Overexposure Award” to Andre Balazs. Plus, of course, “The Real Estate Development of the Year Chalice” goes to 15 CPW. [Curbed]
  • Out in Brooklyn, the informal award for Neighborhood Most Likely To Become More Hip Than It Already Is, Thus Prompting Everyone Else To Say It Is ‘Already Over’ goes jointly to Prospect Heights and Carroll Gardens. [Brownstoner]
  • Hudson Baby Bourbon, about $40 for a little bottle, is “the first legal pot-distilled whiskey to be made in New York since the start of Prohibition.” More importantly, it is evidence #2871 that upstate New York is increasing exponentially in hipness. [Luxist]
  • Resident Magazine sure likes Ryan Seacrest, but apparently Rez also likes venturing into local dive bars. And yet its article says dives are just “a fad”–at least according to a source who sits beneath “a painting of Jesus Christ” while watching “grainy, silent era porn.” [Resident]
  • – Max Abelson