The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday

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  • Insufferably awful novelist Jonathan Safran Foer and beautifully brilliant novelist Nicole Krauss (“Is she really going out with him?/Is she really gonna take him home tonight?“) have apparently bought a $6.7 million Brooklyn brownstone that should give them and their two future children a floor each.
  • [Gawker]

  • Eater declares a deathwatch for the Russian Tea Room. (Didn’t it just reopen?): “Our best guess is that the venue will morph into a very casual dining room and bar downstairs and a private events space upstairs. If that doesn’t work, the building will become solely an events space.”
  • [Eater]

  • Jonathan “Matrix” Miller sees gloomy times ahead for the national housing market and the U.S. economy based on info that’s emerged so far this March. But all’s not bad for Mr. Miller: “On the bright side, March Madness is nearly here and my son’s basketball team won our town’s 3rd grade basketball championship.” (Note: The Real Estate assumes UNC will go all the way. Go Heels!)
  • [Matrix]

  • The upcoming Brooklyn Fashion Week(end) will feature 19 designers, nine tents and 40 models. We predict the event in Dumbo will be infinitely hipper than the Manhattan one in Bryant Park. That’s how Brooklyn rolls.
  • [DumboNYC]

    – Tom Acitelli

    The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday