The Afternoon Wrap: Friday

gristedes The Afternoon Wrap: FridayFrank Gehry promises that Atlantic Yard’s "Miss Brooklyn" office tower WILL get built. Sure, Forest City Ratner hasn’t found an anchor tenant or financing, he said, but access to credit means nothing when you have the hope of a renown architect and the sheer force of Bruce Ratner’s will to drive construction. [Brooklyn Paper]

The world’s most handsome actor/environmentalist Leonardo Dicaprio is going to move into the super green Riverhouse in Battery Park City, a luxury eco-friendly condo in the no-man’s land between Tribeca and Wall Street. [NY Magazine]

The vice president of community development at Deutsche Bank is picked to head the city’s mortgage help center. [City Room]

A new plan to build a garage, with a rooftop park at the historic Riverside Apartments in Brooklyn Heights is being pushed a couple of years after a similar one was scrapped when some conspiratorially-minded tenants cried condo. The move would require the approval of the Landmarks Preservation Commission. [Curbed]

Because they don’t have enough money and popular adulation, here is a map of some celebrity-owned ventures in the city. [Gridskipper]

Supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis says more New Yorkers are pinching pennies and eating in these days. If true, all we have to say is thank God most of us have supermarkets other than Gristedes to shop at. [Grub Street]

Evidence would suggest Williamsburg pay phones have become the target of twenty-something angst. [NY Shitty]

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