The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday

  • It’s a big deal when a rich writer gets robbed near his lush Park Slope home, and it’s a bigger deal when the rich writer and his wife vow on blogs to ditch the borough (“It costs $2,000 a year to insure my wedding ring….We outta here.”) But best of all is when the once-hidden vows are dug up in all their Brooklynesque glory. [Gowanus Lounge]
  • Sure, crusading against Marlboros and French crullers is brave. But Mayor Bloomberg could “hit the trifecta and reap perhaps his biggest public-health bonanza yet” if he tilts his horns against Manhattan’s “car-dominance.” And bike-riding would be way more fun. [Streetsblog]
  • Steve Case’s cheesy Miraval Living (where “healthy eating facilities” come with the million-dollar apartments) makes Forbes‘ list for wishlist-level abodes. (And, illogically, it beats out a globe-trotting yacht.) [Forbes]
  • Rental agents do not fear 2007’s prices–or evil landlords or prissy renters–nearly as much as they fear other rental agents. [NY Press]
  • Real estate murder mysteries are really hot right now. [NY Mag]
  • Max Abelson

    The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday