The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday

The palatial duplex penthouse at Julian Schnabel’s Palazzo Chupi was on the market for $27 million and barely got a nibble. Apparently, the brokerage enlisted to market the building doesn’t think the laws of supply and demand apply to celebrity real estate ventures, so it has raised the asking price to $32 million. [Curbed]

Three schoolbus union officials with alleged mob ties have been given the boot. [Runnin Scared]

Nassau Community College’s Prom Boutique program is donating secondhand (a.k.a vintage in Manhattan) dresses to high school girls at a discount for the fifth year in a row. [NYDN]

A gentlemen’s club on the Upper East Side? The Spitzer scandal must have revealed an untapped market. [Grub Street]

Good-bye café con leché, hello triple grandé extra hot no foam….you get the picture. A Starbucks is coming to Jackson Heights, much to the dismay of the area’s Colombian residents who take their coffee very seriously. [NY Times]

The co-founder of ABC Carpet and Home flipped the 15 Central West Condo he bought in January for over $9 million—$3 million more than he paid for it. [TRD]

Those of you stuck in a drab cubicle under fluorescent lighting can gawk at Gawker’s new offices, above. [Gawker] The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday