The Afternoon Wrap: Tuesday

  • Mistaking itself for a hipster with a bad haircut, a baby whale went to Brooklyn today. The poor creature found its way into the Gowanus Canal, near Red Hook’s 22nd Street. [WNBC, via Gowanus Lounge]
  • Chinatown just got very lucky: Wired New York message-board users discovered plans for the “Leaning Tower of Lafayette,” the sweetestly absurd new construction since the word “cantilever” was invented. [Curbed]
  • The city heard arguments today against allowing N.Y.U. to build “the tallest building in the East Village.” Exciting things like post offices and air rights and “bending zoning rules” are involved in the controversy. [Real Deal]
  • CNN‘s mind is totally blown by the fact that people like real estate, and they like the Internet, and they use the Internet to look at real estate. [CNN/Money]

    Max J. Abelson