The Afternoon Wrap: Friday

Light a candle for the Brooklyn Record. Jonathan “Brownstoner” Butler announced today that the blog will cease publishing, and Mr. Butler will instead focus more on Brownstoner.com. Somewhere in the ‘Burg, a hipster weeps. [Brownstoner]

A wild Turkey startled a few people in the West Village today, but the bird quickly explained that he’s actually quite cultured. [Curbed]

“The Strand Bookstore turns 80 today,” and sadly, so did many of its loyal patrons. [NY Mag]

China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., a company as big and powerful as its name makes it seem, just leased the entire top floor at 410 Park Avenue. [Crain’s]

 

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