The Afternoon Wrap: Tuesday

"A Pod of One’s Own"–These tanning bed-like hotel rooms have been the rage in Japan for a few years now. But now that nightly rates are skyrocketing in Europe and the U.S., pod hotels are finally making their way to the west. Just what a traveler wants after a long flight… a nap in a claustrophobic, enclosed space. [WSJ]

Despite the dozens of hulking condos and self-consciously bohemian cafes, Williamsburg is still a pretty low-rent neighborhood–metaphorically at least. [Gawker]

Though you’d never guess it from the graffiti. [Curbed]

Is gefilte fish the new sushi? [NY Times]

The Manhattan commercial broker whose Harlequin romance novel hairdo propelled him to fame has shorn his long locks. [TRD]

The city’s fast food restaurants need to post calorie counts by Monday, so go ahead and indulge before you are really aware of the cost. [amNY]

Tommy Hilfiger may be eyeing retail space in the Plaza. [Chic Report]