The Afternoon Wrap: Friday

The Daily News and the Post both ran profiles of a bitter, bigoted Bay Ridge super who likes to write his (predominately Arab) tenants abusive notes with racial slurs. Creepier still, he has a doggie named Pretty Girl. [Gawker]

Some photos of the future Gowanus Whole Foods. [Gowanus Lounge]

The real estate travails of the Hearst women. [Daily Intelligencer]

Supermarket mogul and mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis has put the breaks on his high-profile mixed-use development in Downtown Brooklyn. Skeptics fear the neighborhood’s much ballyhooed boom might be over before it really began. Maybe he should build a supermarket there instead. [Brooklyn Paper]

The Plaza and 15 Central Park West each further solidified their status as the de rigueur building for high-rolling Euros and financiers, respectively. Russian designer Helen Yarmak paid almost $7 million for a pad at The Plaza today and hedge fund manager Bruce Richards spent nearly $20 million on a condo at 15 Central Park West. [TRD]

Alternative development plans for the East Village hospital dubbed "St. Vincent’s Lite" are expected to get shot down at Monday’s community board meeting. [Curbed]

Andre Balazs (above) got the green light from Community Board 2 to build two restaurants and three bars at his Standard Hotel. Though he still needs approval for a liquor license, it looks like another five watering holes will be coming to the meatpacking district. [Eater]

A Harlem pastor is rallying his congregation to fight the neighborhood’s gentrification by boycotting local vendors of all races. Where will they shop you ask? He gets his groceries from Fresh Direct. [City Room]

Anyone who has suffered through the L train, the 1, or pretty much any other New York City subway line on the weekend will be overjoyed to know that the MTA will suspend all track work due to the weather conditions. [City Room] The Afternoon Wrap: Friday