The Afternoon Wrap: Tuesday

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Richard Meier, starchitect

  • Is there anything more fascinating than mutinous discontent among the biggest (and smallest) power brokers in Manhattan? Probably not. There’s a petition going around protesting the new REBNY portal–which The Observer reported on earlier this month. Back then, REBNY’s Fred Peters joked: “We’re trying to negotiate toward the point of equal unhappiness.” Indeed. [Curbed]
  • Tragically, a 4,000-square-foot condo at Richard Meier’s 176 Perry Street building is having lots of trouble selling. After lux price slashing, the place is down to a (modest?) $7.65 million. [D.I./NY Mag]
  • Our friend Paolo Zampolli is getting some serious attention. And he deserves it: the man is inventing model real esate. (“Model” as in “extremely attractive” girls “who dress accordingly.”) [The Australian, via Gawker]
  • The fifth annual EPA National Awards for Smart Growth Achievement have been handed out to lucky cities like Witchita, Chicago and Winooski, Vt. And why not New York City? Because we’re too busy paying attention to model real estate agents and price-slashed star condos and juicy REBNY gossip. [Arch News Now]
  • – Max Abelson

    The Afternoon Wrap: Tuesday