The Afternoon Wrap: Friday


Since a 65-foot stone wall turned into a $20 million pile of kitty litter on the Henry Hudson Parkway two years ago, the city has been poking around to find the cause. Incredibly, their “scathing” report claims that property owners should have “done more than try to tie the structure to a tree.” Next time they’ll be sure to have rubber cement and popsicle sticks on hand. [NY Post]


In the ongoing mallification of Soho, Brazilian clothing retailer Osklen will set up shop in 16,000 square feet at 97 Wooster. “Known for its minimalist, outdoorsy clothes,” Osklen “liked the idea of opening next to Patagonia and across from Chanel.” No word yet on whether the store will be invited to sit at the popular table during lunch. [Crain's]


“New York’s largest new synagogue in 50 years” will be built on land currently owned by American Continental Properties Inc. The planned 52,000-square-foot house of worship will replace the Lincoln Square Synagogue, which presently sits about 100 feet from the A.C.M. lot, at Amsterdam and 69th Street. [Real Deal]

Trulia, the ever-popular property listing search engine, has added a compendium of new features that will provide, among other things, “marketing opportunities to agents and useful ground level information to consumers.” After a hearty chuckle, Google sent a flock of Flying Monkeys to Trulia headquarters and got back to plans for interstellar domination. [Matrix]