The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday

Bloomberg pushes to keep Astroland alive for another year. [amNY]

The tyranny of double-parking. [City Room]

Mayor calls for radically scaling back Calatrava’s WTC transit terminal. [City Room]

Heedless of the sluggish economy, luxury stores multiply on Fifth and Madison avenues. [Luxist via City Room]

It’s full speed ahead for McCarren Pool’s makeover—hipsters be damned. [Curbed]

The floorplan to Tommy Hilfinger’s $50 million Plaza duplex. [Curbed]

The elite Spence School buys the Wanamaker Munn House next door for $27.5 million, while trivia answer Luxembourg scores a $17.5 million Beekman Place townhouse. [TRD via Curbed]

Bruce Toll sells his UES condo for $9.7 million. [TRD via Curbed]

Panel on commercial real estate featuring Michael Shvo and Post real estate columnist Lois Weiss says “New York is a good investment," credit crunch or no. [GlobeSt.]

Columbia’s biggest expansion adversary starts his own Web site. [MyLandIsMine]