The Afternoon Wrap: Monday


  • Information Age Triumph of the Day: MTA subway arrival signs are finally here. Never again will L Train riders have to suffer the indignity of wondering how long they’ll have to wait before being whisked from Williamsburg to Manhattan. (Photo by John Koblin.) [AMNY, via Real Deal]
  • One-time Mets firstbaseman Mo Vaughn will pay $21 million for the 385-unit apartment complex Noble Drew Ali Plaza in Brownsville, Brooklyn. One hopes the slugger is a better landlord than the infamous Abdur Rahman Farrakhan, one of the Village Voice‘s “10 Worst”. [City Limits]
  • Vietnam is the new chic flat-world winter hotspot, and there’s a fresh $200-million-dollar, 500-acre resort to prove it. [Luxist]
  • Last, but not least: Happy MLK Day. [Brooklyn Record]
  • Max Abelson