The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday

The Landmarks Preservation Commission designated a West Chelsea Historic District today and deemed a former Staten Island butcher shop worthy of landmark status. [City Room]

Nothing brings out the inner-alcoholic in New Yorkers like a sizzling summer. [NY Times]

Zabar’s is opening a branch in the Hamptons. [Gridskipper]

That Catsimatidis lambo? Um, not so fast. [City File mea culpa]

With the Bowery, as we knew it, on its last legs, here’s a look at the Lower East Side during its low-rent heyday. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York]

Ice cream wars rage through Cobble Hill. [NY Sun] The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday