The Afternoon Wrap: Friday


  • A skinny, possibly “gloomy” Harlem townhouse is granted “Estate of the Day” honors at Luxist. Why? The 1910 house has a planted terrace, garden, 12-foot-high parlor floor, and original details like mahogany-framed windows and carved staircase. [Lux]
  • The ‘New Park Slope’ bears shockingly little semblance to the original. Unless the old Park Slope was a pioneer of comfort and style, and a modern and exciting residential corridor, and “rich with the ambience and energy…” [Curbed]
  • Pity the poor Greenwich VIllage KFC/Taco Bell! Even though it miraculously provided Villagers with both tasty fried chieck and Challupas, a few measly rats have put the restaurant in peril. To be fair, though, technically it was a “rat infestation.” [NY1, via everyone]
  • The Observer‘s favorite mega-uber-luxury broker, Leonard Steinberg, works the “art week” angle into selling his condos at 200 11th Avenue. “Most units have double-height ceilings, which gives you a tremendous opportunity to display sculpture and artwork… It is not attracting the Kevin Federlines of the world.” [Real Deal]

    Max Abelson

  • The Afternoon Wrap: Friday