The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday

 The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday

  • Michael Pescatore ran the East Coast’s biggest “chop shop” (stolen cars galore!), and then he meticulously built a kingly “14,431-square-foot mansion on Long Island’s Gold Coast.” If only he hadn’t messed with the interior designer, he wouldn’t be in prison now. [Village Voice]
  • How expensive is New York real estate? Expensive. The Real Deal breaks down the boroughs’ priciest blocks: from Columbia Heights to East 78th to Douglaston (to Staten Island’s Todt Hill). [Real Deal]
  • “Findologist” Professor Solomon has written a 152-page illustrated book on the rainbow-colored history of Coney Island. And the masterwork is free. [Boing Boing]
  • “Several of the top kitchens” in Manhattan are listing some charming snapshots (at top) of Times food critic Frank Bruni. The headline says “Wanted Dead or Alive,” and below it are listed his 24 common eating companions. New York kitchens are pretty creepy. [Eater]

    - Max Abelson