The Afternoon Wrap: Friday


  • There’s a new king in town, but he lives in Minnesota: “Deuce Seven… came to the East Coast for the first time on January 10, arriving with a backpack of spray cans he’d stolen from a Minnesota Home Depot, some painted boards, and an open invitation to sleep on a Brooklyn couch. The lanky 21-year-old spent three and a half weeks… painting New York. Then he went home.”
  • [Voice]

  • This weather sucks. But, always look on the bright side of life, eh? The Shake Shack in Madison Square Park reopens in less than five days.
  • [Eater]

  • Apparently, there’s a Communist Party headquarters in Chelsea, and it’s embracing real-estate. What does this mean for Communism? More importantly, what does this mean for irony?
  • [BlogChelsea via Curbed]

  • Finally, though The Real Estate has barely a drop of Irish blood (hell, one of us is of English descent and another celebrates Columbus Day), we would like you to know: McSorley’s opens at 11 a.m. tomorrow. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
  • – Tom Acitelli

    The Afternoon Wrap: Friday