The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday

Honey, you smell like lemons, a brisk sea breeze and… a Nathan’s hotdog? [Gowanus Lounge] 

New Yorkers spend less on living expenses than residents of Los Angeles and Chicago, which also signals a growing masochism problem. [Gothamist]

Like a bad case of herpes, the ceaseless flood of preppies downtown is unwanted, stubborn and, well, kinda pink. [Gawker]

It’s not quite as subtle as Jean Nouvel’s 40 Mercer, but Mondrian was definitely here. [Curbed]