The Afternoon Wrap: Monday

Has French director Michael Gondry settled in East Williamsburg (the neighborhood formerly known as Bushwick)? Peut-être…[Brownstoner]

After the “chupperific” triplex in Julian Schnabel’s downtown palazzo languished on the market for months with a $32 million asking price and nary a nibble, a new broker has re-listed the property at $29.5 million. [Curbed]

Of the 50 Starbucks branches across the country slated to close by the end of July, only one is located in the five boroughs. Which one, you ask? Let’s just say coffee consumption patterns in Manhattan should remain more or less unchanged. [Crain’s]

The usually chatty Mayor Bloomberg remained mute on the scandal over Charles Rangel’s rent-stabilized apartments. [City Room]

After finally settling on a pair of penthouse duplexes in the Belltel lofts in Downtown Brooklyn, The Real World might be forced to pick a new neighborhood to stage the show in. [TRD]

SJP and her hubby will flee the city for the rest of the summer, temporarily freeing their West Village block from the grip of the paparazzi. [People]

Being beautiful is no longer enough to nab a spot in the top-echelon of trophy wives. [Forbes]

The Afternoon Wrap: Monday