The Afternoon Wrap: Monday

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  • The immodest L.A. mansion belonging to divorcee Suzanne Saperstein is on the market for $125 million, tying for second-biggest American real estate pricetag. The shack, which was “modeled on Versailles,” has 45,000 square feet, a nine-car garage, and (best of all) the title Fleur de Lys. [WSJ]
  • The silliest building on the Lower East Side may be getting a very silly companion [above]. At least the project is called Delancey Tower, instead of Blue or Pink. [Curbed]
  • Bring the kids! The Architectural League of New York is putting on a multimedia extravaganza (in which DVDs show 30 architects chatting about New York’s future.) Fun! [Architectural Record]
  • Even though the New York City Housing Authority has a $225 million deficit this year, the feds are going to give us even less funds next year. Like Randy Newman sang: Mr. President, have pity on the working man. [City Limits]
  • Here’s a different kind of terrible news: Park Slope’s least-cool coffee bar (so uncool that it’s called Cocoa Bar) is invading Manhattan. [Gawker]

    Max Abelson

    The Afternoon Wrap: Monday