The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday

Community Board 1 drafted an almost Shakespearian plea to the Landmarks Preservation Commission to deny ground-floor retail at 74 Hudson Street; a design "more appropriate in a strip mall in Queens–No, that denigrates Queens." [Curbed]

CB Richard Ellis becomes the first commercial real-estate company to rank among the Fortune 500. [TRD]

Ironically, next week is "Construction Safety Week" at the Buildings Department; "Crane Safety" seminar is mandatory. [Lost City]

The Glass Co. is organizing an anti-gentrification "romp" in Tompkins Square Park this Saturday. Includes puppets! [Save the Lower East Side]

Or if you’re feeling a bit more civilized, you could head down to Sheep’s Meadow this Sunday for the first meeting of the New York City Picnic Club. [Down with the Hipster]

Being stuck in the office on a day like to day is almost cruel. Chin up! Here’s a list of the best outdoor lunch spots in Midtown. [Gridskipper]

Bruce Willis’s new East Village wine bar is one of many targets for one neighborhood activist; his weapon: "skewered swine." [Village Voice]


  The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday