The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday

Meet East Village "slacktivist" John Penley, who is "quite possibly, New York City’s cuddliest anarchist." [NY Post]

A year and a half after the city proposed closing Brooklyn’s Moore Street Retail Market to make way for rental housing, its "scrappy vendors" are on the verge of signing a five-year lease. [City Room]

Usually the real estate brokers are the ones pushing a hip new moniker for an up-and-coming ‘nabe, but two chicks who share an apartment in Bushwick have nicknamed it "Billywick" or "Bushburg." [Time Out]

Here’s a video of the housing market’s latest victim: A 44-pound cat, nicknamed "Princess Chunk," who was abandoned by her owner in Southern New Jersey. [WNBC via Daily Intelligencer]

Le Cirque, Tribeca Grill, and Fig & Olive are just a few of the 130 eateries that have decided to extend Restaurant Week into a restaurant summer by offering a prix-fix menu through Labor Day. [Gothamist]

Is another fallen Wall Street titan on the lam? A former Credit Suisse broker under investigation for securities fraud appears to have fled to his native Bulgaria. [WSJ]

The Economist reckons that many Americans feel that they have been passed over by the boom, afflicting the nation with a serious case of "wealth envy." [Economist] The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday