The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday

 The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday

  • The new 64,000-square-foot Park Slope Whole Foods is supposed to open next summer, though the construction site [above] isn’t looking so good. Why does the place appear toxic? Because it is toxic. [Gowanus Lounge]
  • Rochester is so hot right now: It’s the only city in New York State to make it into the top-five list of hottest cities. [CNN/Money]
  • Poor Atlantic City won’t make it into that rarefied group anytime soon, but at least it’s getting some help. An entire block of the famous Boardwalk will get facelifted, with new features recalling “seaboard pier architecture” and “art modern of the 1930’s.” [Interior Design]
  • Trump’s favorite designer, Costas Kondylis, is building a petite Upper East Side condo, whose glassy facade cost a cool $1 million to build. Better yet, something called “computer brains” will control each condo apartment’s audio-visual components. [Real Deal]

    Max Abelson

  • Article continues below
    More from Politics
    STAR OF DAVID OR 'PLAIN STAR'?   If you thought "CP Time" was impolitic, on July 2 Donald Trump posted a picture on Twitter of a Star of David on top of a pile of cash next to Hillary Clinton's face. You'd think after the aforementioned crime stats incident (or after engaging a user called "@WhiteGenocideTM," or blasting out a quote from Benito Mussolini, or...) Trump would have learned to wait a full 15 seconds before hitting the "Tweet" button. But not only was the gaffe itself bad, the attempts at damage control made the BP oil spill response look a virtuoso performance.  About two hours after the image went up on Trump's account, somebody took it down and replaced it with a similar picture that swapped the hexagram with a circle (bearing the same legend "Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!"!). Believe it or not, it actually got worse from there. As reports arose that the first image had originated on a white supremacist message board, Trump insisted that the shape was a "sheriff's star," or "plain star," not a Star of David. And he continued to sulk about the coverage online and in public for days afterward, even when the media was clearly ready to move on. This refusal to just let some bad press go would haunt him later on.
    Donald Trump More Or Less Says He’ll Keep On Tweeting as President