The Afternoon Wrap: Friday

The Observer’s Dana Rubinstein takes NPR on a tour of Manhattan commercial real estate in a time of recession. [NPR]

Even as it seeks landmark status, the New York State Pavilion, constructed for the 1964-65 World’s Fair, falls into deep disrepair. [Curbed]

Local community board approves the Toll Bros.’ special zoning request, thus clearing an obstacle for 447 new condos along the Gowanus Canal. [Curbed]

Star Jones sues her UES building for $700,000, claiming leaks and mold at her triplex penthouse forced her to move out. [NY Post]

Guess who the most influential person in Brooklyn real estate is? [Brownstoner]

A rash of home invasions and robberies sweeps through Bay Ridge, and angry residents demand action. [Bay Ridge Rover]

Gentrification arrives in the form of a new ritzy chocolatier at Extra Place, the Bowery’s long-ignored back alley. [BoweryBoogie]

Transportation Alternatives to launch campaign for a protected bike lane along Delancey this evening. [StreetsBlog]

The East Village’s Met Food supermarket and NYU agree on a lease that will allow the market to remain open. [The Villager via EV Grieve]

The Afternoon Wrap: Friday