The Afternoon Wrap: Monday

Soho’s first public library opened today “in a former chocolate factory that has since been converted to retail and condos,” which means Veruca Salt probably lives upstairs. [Gothamist]

Each floor of the new Times building will feature a “Room of Silence”—something most people would call an office. [Gawker]

The southern end of Greenwich Village “lacks the landmark status” held by the rest of the neighborhood, so “one the city’s first lesbian bars” might soon house freshman lax dudes from Grosse Pointe. [AM New York]

Turns out ol’ Coney Island is “a top shelf brand name” after all. Whoopsie! [Gowanus Lounge]