The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday

As the five-year anniversary of the August 2003 blackout approaches, City Room wonders whether any lasting relationships were forged on that dark summer night. [City Room]

Why the hipsters must die, before they ruin cool for all of us. [Time Out NY]

The city’s cuddliest anarchist has reportedly made peace with Bruce Willis’ Bowery wine bar. [Grub Street]

Bye-bye, Burritoville! [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

What’s so unfair about these lush, sprawling roof decks is that their owners probably have country houses to escape to as well. [Curbed]

A real estate executive was convicted of defrauding investors out of $22 million and sentenced to more than 11 years in prison. [TRD]

Check out the renderings for the newest addition to Gowanus’ booming, budget hospitality sector. [Brownstoner]

Jonathan Adler has launched an advice column on the Huffington Post where he weighs in on your home decor and marital problems. [Daily Intelligencer]

Top Shop’s first U.S. branch does not even open until next fall, but the British-based retailer is already offering tips on how to dress for McCarren Pool. [Gothamist]

Dealbreaker strolled over to Madison Square Park today and wonders where the hell all the financial Shake Shackers have gone? It’s tempting to think the economy has claimed more victims, but let’s be honest: they are probably just on vacation. [Dealbreaker] The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday