The Afternoon Wrap: Tuesday

Media outfits all over the city are mending their broken hearts after learning that “real estate spins the press.” And all this time we thought it was because of our charm and good looks. [Real Deal]

Williamsburg Kool Kats Beware: If they strike any more Texas Tea under Brooklyn pavement, the Pentagon might mistake “D.U.M.B.O.” for “W.M.D.” [Gowanus Lounge]

Kicking smokers out of the bars might have been rash after all. The American Lung Association “gave failing grades to all five boroughs for high levels of particle pollution,” giving Bloomberg further fodder for his anti-congestion plan. [Daily News]

Just in time (see above item), NYC’s “first green boutique hotel” is slated to open at 132 West 26th Street in about a year. Designed by trendy drafter Arpad Baksa, the Chelsea chill-pad keeps its conscience—and the air—clear with revolutionary amenities like “a first-floor roof garden” and “certified organic products” in all the rooms. [Interior Design]

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