The Afternoon Wrap: Monday

Council Speaker Christine Quinn offers her support for a bill that would raise the hotel tax from 5 to 5.875 percent, raising $100 million from March 2009 to June 2010. [City Room]

Scarano’s much-hated and much-delayed Finger Building may finally rise to its full 16 stories in Williamsburg. [Curbed]

Ismael Leyva’s new 12-story Gowanus condo revealed. [Curbed]

Big Surprise: The Standard pushes its opening back to Dec. 21. [HotelChatter via Curbed]

As the city gets set to demolish three buildings, the Hudson Yards redevelopment—which will include a new terminal station for the No. 7 train—is moving right along. [TRD]

New York’s Oren Benn—a former VP at Argent Mortgage—is convicted of $550 million in mortgage fraud leading to 600 foreclosed homes in Miami-Dade County. [TRD]

Will the East Village finally get its long-rumored boutique hotel along East 10th Street? [VNY via BoweryBoogie]

Brooklyn Flea to set up shop in Dumbo every weekend for three months beginning in January. [Dumbo NYC]

Two sisters’ 25-year battle to secure their deceased father’s Bronx real estate portfolio may finally be coming to an end. [LoHud.com via BoogieDowner]

Sephora to open a triplex flagship at 5 Times Square. [NY Post]

The Afternoon Wrap: Monday