The Afternoon Wrap: Friday


  • Ian Schrager‘s old friend Philippe Starck is designing a 207-unit condo on the un-hip stretch of East 23rd Street between First and Second Avenue. And the place will be called Gramercy–even though Starck’s condo isn’t quite so close to the famous park. [Real Deal]
  • Thanks to the picture-perfect Brooklyn brownstones, the “burgeoning dining and nightlife scene,” and the handsome celebrity couples, Boerum Hill is officially ritzy. Brooklyn Heights and Park Slope are totally jealous. [N.Y. Mag]
  • Who’s going to Morandi, the Waverly Inn’s hot new neighborhood rival? Jay McInerney, Lorne Michaels, the artist John Alexander, Joe Bastianich, maybe Michael Kors, and “old-time, grayhaired, neighborhood lefty feminist Birkenstock babes.” [House + Garden]
  • After more than two sad decades in storage, Central Park’s grandest ceiling returns. And the Bethesda Terrace Arcade [above] only cost a mere $7 million to renovate. [Gothamist]

    Max Abelson

  • The Afternoon Wrap: Friday