The Afternoon Wrap: Friday


  • One can tell critic Martin Fuller doesn’t like Tom Wolfe by modest statements like: “From Bauhaus to Our House [is] perhaps the most ill-informed book ever written about architecture.” [House + Garden]
  • If you fit into the “bonus buyers and moneyed type” category, DUMBO is surely a perfect fit. And a chilly February weekend is surely the perfect time to see the open house of those “once-decrepit warehouses turned luxury lofts.” [NY Mag]
  • The Mayor has “questions” about Clipper Equities, the new owner of $1.3 billion Starrett City. Why? He tells his listeners out in radio land that Clipper isn’t “a reputable landlord.” [Real Deal]
  • Manhattan Gnudi bars and tapas joints are all the epicurian rage. They’d be even more likeable without names like Degustation and Al Di La. [Gridskipper]
  • Max Abelson