The Afternoon Wrap: Monday

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  • Warhol partner Paul Morrissey has left his $27 million waterfront Montauk estate for a trailer park. It’s the kind of trailer park where Jimmy Buffett gets turned down, which surely is some kind of Warholian statement on celebrity. [N.Y. Mag]
  • 40 Bond, a “lip-smacking glass and metal sandwich,” has finally revealed its glistening facade [it glistens above]. Have Herzog & de Meuron fallen for shiny chic? [Curbed]
  • Condo conversion is thriving in Brooklyn, where it’s “the most compelling way to squeeze out a profit on a brownstone.” Thus the house at 231 Bergen Street is now “The Distinctive Condominiums of Bergen Street,” where the top duplex costs $1.6 million and the apartments come with flat-screen TVs. Is Manhattan expanding? [Brownstoner]
  • The F Train is a nightmare, and the Brooklyn Paper has a 1,000-word article to tell you all about it. Is the MTA to blame? Maybe it’s the “population bomb that’s been dropping on Brooklyn over the past few years.” [BP]

    Max Abelson

  • The Afternoon Wrap: Monday