The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday

One World Trade Center developers sign a $20.4 million contract… and that’s just the security system. [City Room]

MTA votes to charge city agencies like the police and fire departments for using their E-ZPasses. [City Room]

New York Rangers goalie grabs West Side duplex for $3.9 million. [Cityfile]

Bulldozers invade McCarren Park as work on the pool’s renovation finally begins. [Curbed]

Sales of existing homes dropped 2.2 percent in August, while home prices declined 9.5 percent from the same time last year. [WSJ via TRD]

Three A.I.G. properties in Manhattan could go up for sale soon, including the Art Deco tower at 70 Pine Street, which, experts say, “would be a perfect residential conversion.” [Crain’s via TRD]

BusinessWeek celebrates Bushwick’s gentrification. [BushwickBK]

Brooklyn’s new Trader Joe’s to retain the building’s haunted bank vaults. [mcbrooklyn]

A view of Harlem’s development since the 2003 rezoning. [Uptown Flavor]

Bed-Stuy comes full circle? [Brownstoner]

Do you know about the Bikes in Buildings bill? You should. [Streetsblog]

The Afternoon Wrap: Wednesday