The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday

  • Real Estate Image of 2007 (so far): Not only is Trump erecting a giant condo-hotel in the middle of Soho–just what the neighborhood needs–but he’s advertising the place by sexing up his poor, innocent daughter Ivanka. “Possess Your Own” indeed! (But the real issue here is: which model is hotter? Probably not the one at far right.)
  • Streetsblog has Ten Things For Governor Spitzer To Fix. Here’s a best-of: (1) Improve safety on the Hudson River Greenway; (5) Make sure New Yorkers learn how to drive; (9) Make a real commitment to pedestrian and bicyclist safety; (11) Add ultra-luxury tax to ultra-luxurious Manhattan real estate sales [that one is ours]. [SB]
  • The Director of Brooklyn’s wonderful Galapagos Art Space officially clears the air (yet again): “[GAS] isn’t closing; the rumor is just a rumor, like the ‘supervenue’ rumor in October.” And arty 21-year-olds everywhere breathe a sigh of relief. [Brooklyn Vegan]
  • Idea of the Week (so far): “[Bonus season] is the viagra of the residential market and there is no way to tell how long it will maintain its potency and continue to thrust itself into rising prices.” [Property Grunt]
  • Max Abelson

    The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday