The Afternoon Wrap: Friday

In five years, the Financial District will become the most populated neighborhood in Lower Manhattan. [Curbed]

Abandoned by her celebrity clientele and ravaged by unhappy critics, Amy Sacco’s restaurant Bette has unceremoniously closed its doors. Sacco gave her staff eight hours notice last night during a quiet closing party. [Eater]

Bay Ridge’s community board is pleading with the Department of Small Business Services to remove the food vendors choking 86th Street. “I would bomb them out if I could,” exclaims one restaurateur. Yeesh! [Gothamist]

The magisterial Prospect Park West home owned by Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany is in contract for $8.5 million. [Brownstoner]

A Brooklyn real estate agency is hit with a federal lawsuit claiming it discriminated against African-American clients. [Metro]

Gawker has unveiled their list of New York’s top 50 eccentrics. Who’s No. 1, you ask? Hint: The guy loves carrots. [Gawker]

A local cabbie – one Sergio Castillo – broke for a family of chicks walking across Park Avenue last week. [City Room] The Afternoon Wrap: Friday