The Afternoon Wrap: Tuesday

As retail tenants go, we guess a bank makes more sense for 15 Central Park West than a mid-range, mass-market furniture chain and a Best Buy. But City Room tells us the last thing the neighborhood needs is another Chase. [City Room]

According to City Councilman Domenic Recchia, the most recent Coney Island development proposal will turn the amusement park into a year-round playground. [NYDN]

New York City’s five Borough Presidents play a largely ceremonial role–for instance, Marty Moskowitz recently declared Ms. Full-Figured USA an asset to Brooklyn–but their cost is anything but symbolic. [NY Post]

The latest super-secret, impossibly-exclusive bar on the Lower East Side, The Eldridge, surely won’t remain either for long. [Grub Street]

The mom-and-pops once lining a strip of Harlem’s main thoroughfare are largely shuttered in anticipation of an incoming mall. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

Gentrification Alert! MTV is shooting in Bushwick. [BushwickBk via Curbed]

Meanwhile, Fort Greene residents are trying to get rid of the Brooklyn Flea over some thorny issues relating to the G-word. [Daily Intelligencer]

The Afternoon Wrap: Tuesday