The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday


  • Ann Coulter doesn’t like inconsiderate liberals in East Hampton: “It does not occur to them that someone has to manufacture the tiles and steel and glass and solar panels that go into those ‘eco-friendly’ mansions… Liberals are already comfortably ensconced in their beachfront estates.” But who else is ensconced? Ms. Coulter has a $1.7 million waterfront estate in Palm Beach. [The Atlantic/Andrew Sullivan]
  • First came Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard. Now Park Slope’s ongoing quest for namebrand hipster coolness scores another victory: Ryan Schreiber, the godly editor of uber-music Web site Pitchfork Media, is moving in. [New York D.I.]
  • Not only is green home-construction hip–and a primo way of making sure the world doesn’t prematurely end in a fiery inferno and whatnot–but it’s a good move for folks who like tax breaks. [Forbes]
  • Tragedy strikes REBNY’s plans for a global Manhattan real-estate Web portal! This is a sad day for New Yorkers who were hoping to further fuel their firey Internet real-estate addiction. [Real Deal]

    Max Abelson

  • The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday