The Afternoon Wrap: Friday

  • The ultimate magazine of ultimate Upper East Side wealth has put out an Ultimate Guide to Manhattan, which has quite the taste for children’s museums and beauty treatments. We’d like to note that Hiro Ballroom (in Downtown Midtown, pictured above) is not “relaxed.” [Resident]
  • Is it possible that the Soho-encompassing, tourist-loved West Broadway Art Market is worthwhile? [Apartment Therapy]
  • The Barclays backlash builds in Brooklyn: Two African-American Assemblymen–who happen to be supporters of Atlantic Yards–say that “developer Bruce Ratner betrayed his black allies.” [Brooklyn Paper]
  • Downtown New York has lost two pioneers. Union Square savior Norman Buchbinder passed away at age 84; and artist Arnold Bergier has died, nearly 50 years after founding the Save the Village Committee. [Villager]
  • Max Abelson