The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday

  • A brand-new Top 50 New York Restaurants list is an undeniably exciting thing, though phrases like “in-the-know New Yorkers,” “culinary thrill-seekers,” “casual chowhounds,” “the Great Restaurant Boom,” “celebrity-driven design showcase,” “young culinary alchemist,” and “greenmarket guru” may turn you off. [Travel + Leisure]
  • Stewart Rahr’s $45 million Burnt Point estate in the Hamptons has already been dubbed one of the Most Expensive Homes in the U.S., and now, thankfully, it’s also one of Forbes‘ Millionaires’ Green Mansions. That’s because the 18,000-square-foot house has a geothermal cooling system in addition to its private dock and swimming pool. [Forbes]
  • Be grateful you don’t live in Atlanta, where Claude Monet’s ghost is the new Donald Trump. [Architectural Record]
  • Straight from Deerfield Beach, Fla., “Super Sleek” florescent lighting is oh so back. But you’ll have to ditch your “grandpa fluorescents” if you want the very finest in “undercabinet task lighting.” [Apartment Therapy]
  • If you haven’t had your daily fill of useless Manhattan lists, this week’s profile of “Top 7 Bars With Fireplaces” is a must-read. Go for the crackling winter cuteness — stay for the British-obsessed patrons, the mini cupcakes and “librarian’s classics.” [Resident]
  • – Max Abelson

    The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday