The Afternoon Wrap: Monday

Chinatown’s "rougue taxidermist" unveils his masterwork, A.D.A.M. (A Dead Animal Man), a human figure constructed from restaurant refuse and animal parts… And, yes, it’s for sale. [Grub Street]

Brokers worry that the international buyers credited with propping up New York’s housing market last year may be starting to pull back. [NY Magazine]

Pictures from the 2008 Idiotarod in Brooklyn on Saturday (including the one above). [Gowanus Lounge]

"Snootastic" one-liners from the New York Times‘ Metropolitan Diary. [Gawker]

The parallels between the 1980’s New York satirized by Brett Easton Ellis almost two decades ago and the city of today. [Jeramiah’s Vanishing New York]

Gucci embarks on a "strangely egalitarian" marketing scheme to promote its new Fifth Avenue flagship opening on Feb. 8. [Racked]

"A video treatise on where to pee in New York", a.k.a. urinenation. [Gridskipper] The Afternoon Wrap: Monday