The Afternoon Wrap: Tuesday


  • We noted earlier on Tuesday that the day’s preliminary work at Atlantic Yards might not be so apocalyptic. And Daniel Goldstein [depicted above by Sarah Sagarin] declares that Ratner’s wrecking ball maneuvering is “premature, and a scare tactic used against the eminent domain plaintiff residents” and “a public relations gimmick intended to convince his investors that work is moving forward. Don’t be fooled.” [DDDB]
  • SHoP Architects’ new project m127 (or is it 127 M?) has a facade of brick and cantilevered custom-steel windows. Other perks: the newly built top floors are pushed back 15 feet from the front, and one lucky duplex has a roof deck facing the Empire State Building. [Interior Design]
  • When “small is the new black” is declared in a large font size, you know the declaration has to be true. Especially if Oprah is involved. [Apartment Therapy]
  • What the world needs now is “a new interactive lifestyle center.” Luckily, the online rentals behemoth is launching Apartment Living–so New Yorkers can burn more time obsessing over landlords, leases, budgeting, moving, gardening, health, fitness, decorating and entertaining. [Apts/PR]
  • Max Abelson