The Afternoon Wrap: Friday

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  • What has New York City come to when even artists are forced to pay rent? The Man has won out over members of the Artists Alliance, who will be forced to pay five years’ worth of back rent for studios at 107 Suffolk Street. [Villager]
  • Not one, not two, but three Forbes writers get into the What Will Go Down in 2007? game. Their thrilling crystal balls show us “mortgage rates” and “indices and derivatives.” [Forbes]
  • Harrington, NY, is where Upper East Siders go when they want to leave behind Fifth Avenue for estates with three-tier Haddonstone fountains. For less than $10 million, their Harrington pads (like the one pictured above) also come with “a two-story entrance hall full of columns” and “a wine-tasting room, spa area with a whirlpool, game room, home theater, sports bar… pool, pool house and a fruit orchard and cutting gardens on the grounds.” (The sports bar sounds nice, no?) [Luxist]
  • Forget New Year’s. This weekend is Mulch Fest, in which old Christmas trees are turned into earth-friendly food for home gardens. Mulch is the word of the year. [Apartment Therapy]
  • Max Abelson

    The Afternoon Wrap: Friday