The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday

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  • The French equivalent of Jonathan Miller (NYC’s beloved real-estate human calculator) writes in to say that Paris realty is tres pricier than Manhattan’s. That’s old news, but then there are lines like this: “In 2006, the annual price increase was 9.9% for the whole of the City.” (And 2006 wasn’t even a consistently strong year.) [Matrix]
  • A 140,000-square-foot 1951 courthouse in downtown Brooklyn will be gutted and transformed into two 500-seat, $56 million high schools: the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice and U.A.S. for Math and Science for Young Women. [ID]
  • Until now, Citi Habitats resisted “differentiating” between its agents. But thanks to their simple ladder scheme [above], brokers will be getting titles. First one to senior vice president gets a cookie! [Real Deal]
  • Gap is being sued by “one of Brooklyn’s hottest designers” for stealing her flowery zipper-pin. (This, of course, comes after the retail giant named its skinny jeans Williamsburg.) Soon they’ll be marketing the borough’s creepy canine strollers. [Brooklyn Paper]

    Max Abelson

    The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday