The Afternoon Wrap: Monday

Barnes and Noble at Astor Place closes today to make way for David Barton Gym. [Jeramiah’s Vanishing New York]

Rats take refuge under the hoods of cars at New York garages. [NY Times]

Curbed doles out last batch of 2007 awards to people in real estate. Categories include "Barbara Corcoran Lifetime Achievement Award." [Curbed]

(Another) Brooklyn blog devoted to delays at (another) luxury condo in Williamsburg. [North8delay]

Out with the old, in with the shredder in Time’s Square. [City Room]

A history of the 00’s so far. [Gawker]

Artists fight to keep studio space at Carnegie Hall. [New York Magazine]

Celebrities eye condos at 1 Brooklyn Bridge Park. [Daily Intelligencer]

The Afternoon Wrap: Monday