The Afternoon Wrap: Friday

  • Made-up Manhattan Neighborhood of the Week: First came LoHo, now here’s South Village Historic District. But what will the abbreviation be? The New York Observer proudly proposes the SoVil–or maybe SoVilHisDis. Or SoHis? [The Villager, via Real Deal]
  • Ominous Declaration of the Month: “You either work for or against the Real Estate Industrial Complex.” – Jonathan Miller. [The Matrix]
  • Floorplan Rendering of the Decade: The $16 million triplex penthouse at the American Thread Building. The boring two dimensions of an average floorplan have been abandoned here for an all-color, tech-savvy, pop-art, name-dropping Internet experience. Ogling at triplex penthouses will never be the same. [Curbed]
  • Bold 2007 Prediction of the Week: CNN names Mexico and Turkey and France among “up-and-coming destinations.” [CNN/Money]
  • - Max Abelson