The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday

Don’t tell Tom Wolfe, but a surfeit of new projects along Eighth Avenue “are finding ways to erect more slivers, with oddly shaped buildings rising out of narrow lots.” [AM New York via Real Deal]

Prospective buyers of Philippe Starck’s new Gramercy condos can take a test to find out what “finish” suits them best: “nature, classic, and culture.” What, no “I’m totally loaded, babe” option? [Gawker]

Will Katz’s pastrami on rye still induce orgasms in a sleek new tower? Let’s hope so, because rumors suggest the Lower East Side lot is about to be snapped up by condo developers. [NY Mag]

A 4,400-square-foot Victorian at 1127 Glenwood Road in Flatbush may cost $1,275,000, but having the perfect place to gather ‘round and churn butter is priceless. [Brownstoner]