The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday

Now that Mercato 55 has piqued New Yorkers’ taste for African cuisine, Time Out has some suggestions for some off-the-beaten track (and cheaper) spots. [Time Out New York]

Opponents of the Trump Soho hope advertisements boasting "owner’s closets" might be the smoking gun that brings the hotel-condo tower down, literally and metaphorically. [Curbed]

Critics are getting revved up about a package of tax breaks the city is preparing for Major League Baseball to build headquarters in Harlem for its new Sports Channel. We wonder what all the officials calling for an end to Madison Square Garden’s subsidy have to say about this. [NY Times]

Aby Rosen’s investment portfolio includes 9 million square feet of prime residential and commercial property in Manhattan and some marquis works of contemporary art. [NY Magazine]

An Uzbeki tea parlor on Queens’ Boulevard of Death. [Village Voice]

Federal funding crunch means Forest City Ratner won’t be able to build 3,000 affordable-housing units at Atlantic Yards, fulfilling the prophesies of its opponents. [Brooklyn Paper]

New York City’s subway system ranked seventh in Virgin Vacations’ survey of the top 11 underground transit networks in the world, but it’s the only one with 24-hour service. [Gothamist]

The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday