The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday

Just hours after Housing Authority officials testified to City Council members on the safety of their elevators, an East Harlem woman is injured in an elevator accident. [City Room]

Columbia names associate professor Andrew Scott Dolkart as the university’s director of the historic preservation program at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. [City Room]

Four vacant lots in Bed-Stuy to become affordable-housing developments by 2010. [TRD]

Verizon decides to stay in Newark after receiving a $20 million tax credit from the state. [TRD]

Burberrry will have its name hung from the top of 444 Madison, as the British fashion house moves its US headquarters to the four floors previously occupied by New York magazine. [Globe St.]

What’s the best way to win over local residents wary of a new condo development? Put a mural on the wall! [Curbed]

Dumbo’s famed pizza joint Grimaldi’s to open a new location just over the river in the Financial District by early 2009. [Dumbo NYC]

A South Bronx mosque is sold after the building failed to pay off a tax debt that it incurred through a simple “misunderstanding.” Local residents—most of them West African—are not happy. [Boogiedowner]

Hooters coming to Brooklyn Heights or Cobble Hill? Really?! [mcbrooklyn]

Get your “Hot Nosh” courtesy of the kosher vending machines at JFK. [Lost City]