The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday


  • The West Village is really getting old: the chimney of famous Bedford Street speakeasy Chumley’s “separated from the interior wall and collapsed into the bar area.” Thankfully, the Department of Buildings promises that demolition is “not being considered at this time.” [Curbed]
  • The subprime mortgage catastrophe has even hit uber-fancy homes: Palaces from Laguna Beach to Savannah (but, sadly, not Manhattan) will be auctioned off this spring, making for “something of a fire sale in the luxury sector.” [Forbes]
  • What New York really needs is a green hotel-condo. Luckily, there’s one (and it’s 61,000 square feet) under construction at 250 Bowery between Prince and Houston. The design firm is “targeting tourists concerned with environmental responsibility as well as aesthetics.” Creepy. [Real Deal]

    Max Abelson

  • The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday