The Afternoon Wrap: Tuesday

A shameful day for the MTA. [Second Ave. Sagas]

One of the zoning amendments passed by the City Planning Commission yesterday will require all new developments and major alteration projects to plant street trees. [City Room]

Hillary Clinton got tongue-tied today when asked to defend her proposal to appoint guys like Rick Rubin and Alan Greenspan to an “emergency group” of advisers to deal with the mortgage crisis. [Daily Intelligencer]

Home sales in four Brooklyn neighborhoods plummeted by 64 percent in February and prices are falling behind them. [Crain’s]

The chairwoman of the Department of Buildings announced that, until further notice, a safety inspector needs to be on-site whenever a crane is lowered or lifted during construction. [TRD]

A map of where some of the most historic throwdowns in the city have taken place. [Gridskipper]

The city’s newest micro-neighborhood “SoBro” straddles the boundary between Chinatown and the Lower East Side. [Buzz Feed]

The Afternoon Wrap: Tuesday