The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday

Congress agrees to move ahead with Bush’s bailout plan. [NY Times]

Greenwich Village residents discover that an investment in green space is an investment in their home. [City Room]

For the first time, the presence of whales is confirmed off the coast of NYC. [Bronx News via City Room]

A beloved Brooklyn blog goes M.I.A. [Gowanus Lounge]

Reporters grill Gordon Gekko (a.k.a. Michael Douglas) about his thoughts on Wall Street’s “nuclear Armageddon.” [Daily Intel]

Big changes in store for Red Hook courtesy of Coney Island developer Thor Equities. [Curbed]

Mortgage applications dropped 10.6 percent this past week, while mortgage rates spiked. [inman via TRD]

Starbucks abandons Bay Ridge. [Bay Ridge Rover]

The famed House of Pizza and Calzone reopens on Union Street in Brooklyn. [Lost City]

The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday