The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday

While we certainly appreciate the infusion of European tourism money, the lost-looking foreigners blocking the city’s sidewalks are an unnecessary intrusion. Here are some tips for visitors on what to do, and more importantly what not to do, during your stay here. [Big Picture via City Room]

Here is a list of urban blights that can officially be blamed on Sex and the City. No. 1: “The douchification of the Meatpacking District and the West Village.” [Time Out NY]

The executive producer of The Real World reveals the Brooklyn neighborhoods being eyed for the upcoming summer season. Not many surprises here, but we imagine community groups are already working themselves into a tizzy about a possible hipster invasion. [amNY]

In certain neighborhoods gangs actually boost property values. [Curbed]

Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City unleashed a bevy of scantily clad women on Wall Street this morning to distribute keys to free hotel rooms. Klassy with a capitol K. [Eater]

Once again the Empire State Building is refusing to pick sides for the upcoming Subway Series. [Gothamist]

A look at six New York City homes, each of which is the “manifestation of an intensely (insanely) personal vision.” [NY Magazine]

The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday