The Afternoon Wrap: Monday

In Manhattan, it’s easy to forget that just across the East River nice three-bedroom apartments rent for $1,800 a month. [OuterB]

Take absolutely all of the fun and the challenge out of holiday shopping. [WSJ]

Wow. Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack is now accepting orders by phone. Bypass the lines! [Eater]

Do you know who Walter F. O’Malley is and what he has to do with Brooklyn? Then you’re of a certain age. Or just really dig baseball. [CityRoom]

The ‘intriguing’ timing of a campaign donation to Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion by a family of elevator-equipment moguls. [Voice]