The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday


  • Oh me, oh my, how the Bowery has changed! The place you used to avoid at all costs, even in broad sunshine-y daylight like today, will welcome a Whole Foods in March. The fancy-pants grocer is supposed to open its doors at Bowery and Houston on Mar. 29.
  • [Curbed]

  • Residential marketing in New York has always had that certain something–a sense of pizzaz, a sense of adventure. Now, it also has MySpace. Entire buildings are getting their own MySpace pages, complete with sexual orientations and favorite films and TV shows. At least one is trying “to meet serious thrill seekers. Someone who looks for the entertainment in life. Someone who wants to play, for the sake of winning. A heavy need for quality films and that can play pool.”
  • [Gowanus Lounge]

  • Brooklyn Heights used to have a much different promenade (see above). Before demolition in 1946, “to make way for the expressway, this arched viaduct, greenhouse and buttressed wall were accessible by the stone stairways that led down from the mansions above to the ferry landing below.”
  • [Brownstoner]

  • CNN/Money lists the 10 Richest Americans Ever (whitest list ever!). Though a few people listed have New York City connections (Astor, Vanderbilt, Rensselear), none made his fortune in real estate. Brokers, take note: Railroads and merchant banking–that’s where the money is, apparently.
  • [CNN/Money]

    – Tom Acitelli The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday