The Afternoon Wrap: Tuesday

  • Edward Lee Cave [pictured above, with posse] is a true Old School Broker. Why do his clients like him? “[T]hey knew I know how to live. That’s why I sell prewar buildings, each of which is a private club that represents a way of life — because I’ve lived in those buildings, I understand the way of life, the nuances.” And the man takes his Carlyle Hotel martinis on the rocks. [The Real Deal]
  • Zero of the six winners of the AIA‘s 2007 Young Architects Award are New Yorkers. Are all the bright young things flocking to Madison, Wis., and Minneapolis? [Architectural Record News]
  • Scared of co-op boards, very very very rich Manhattanites are shying away from old-school apartments, and getting into the fun business of “renovating and combining two or more century-old townhouses into single-family urban mansions.” In the real-estate journalism business, that’s what we call “a new real estate trend in the area.” [Multi-Housing News]
  • When a Times writer ventures into Queens for food, he goes to the Gold City Supermarket, J&L Mall, and seven other locales. And then he sprints back to cozy old Manhattan. [OuterB]
  • Max Abelson