The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday


  • The Malaysians are coming! The Satai at 40 Broad Street, yet another new Manhattan luxury condo, will have “double-height entry doors with solid walnut frames and [a] rubbed-bronze paneled facade.” Rubbed-bronze is sexy; so is “Basaltito lava stone borders” in the flooring. [Multi-Housing News]
  • Pink-nosed speakeasy fans were horrified to see that 86 Bedford was recently put up for sale. After all, what would West Village intoxication be without Chumley’s? We won’t have to find out for a long time: the lease lasts for another 79 years. [Curbed]
  • Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Landmarks Commissioner Robert Tierney showed up at the opening for the Meatpacking District’s new club Theory. Was it because of intricate High Line politics? Or maybe because the club painted Ms. Quinn and kin as “icons.” [See above] [NY Mag/D.I.]
  • Days are numbered for the L.E.S. indie-rock palace Sin-e (which was immortalized by Jeff Buckley’s performances there in 1993). The younger Meatpacking District club R&R is rumored to be closing soon, too, sadly. [Brooklyn Vegan]
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