The Afternoon Wrap: Friday


  • The Time Warner Center’s “expensive sheen” is still glittery, pushing the asking price of neighborhood apartments into posh new levels. S. Jhoanna Robledo has a precise list of Columbus Circle sheen. [New York]
  • “Big Old East Village Book Party” sounds like fun, especially to people who live in expensive, but punky downtown apartments. [L Magazine]
  • DUMBO has hit that coveted way-over-supersaturation point. First the ‘hood popped up in Vanity Fair and Vogue; now it’s in Ford Edge ads and Men’s Health. [DUMBO NYC]
  • Eagle-eye commenters on Brownstoner were right about the Brooklyn birthplace of New York rap uber-legend The Notorious B.I.G.: according to his biography, young Christopher Wallace grew up in “a spacious apartment” on St. James Street. (Photo above, and more at Clinton Hill Blog). [Brooklyn Vegan]
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