The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday

The Reds are going Green! The Communist Party U.S.A. has finished a $1 million “green” renovation of its New York City headquarters. [Curbed]

Grand Central is getting wireless Internet access. [Gothamist]

For more than a decade the NYPD has dispatched its resident bee keeper to dismantle hives formed in the city’s construction sites. [NY Times]

The View audience each got a $200 gift certificate to New York City’s first Ikea, in Red Hook. Apparently, cheap furniture alone is not a sufficient incentive to make the trek to the isolated Brooklyn neighborhood. [Racked]

The murky line between fascism and environmentalism at the Park Slope Food Co-op: Fresh from a vote to ban the sale of bottled water, members voted to stop carrying plastic bags. [The Brooklyn Paper]

Real estate woes notwithstanding, New York City’s country music scene is alive and kicking. [Village Voice]

A New York City broker is on trial for assaulting a hedge fund manager during a spin-class at Equinox, when he refused to stop shouting motivational phrases like “You Go Girl.” The ruling will surely set the standard for Upper East Side gym deportment for decades to come. [Deal Breaker]

The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday