The Afternoon Wrap: Tuesday

Ground Zero’s Liberty Street ramp to be dismantled this weekend to make way for construction on the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. [City Room]

Independent Budget Office study predicts bus and subway fares will rise to $2.50 next summer unless Albany bails out the troubled M.T.A. [City Room]

New York magazine reveals the year’s top 10 building designs. [NY Mag via Curbed]

Activists prepare to do battle with the city as the over-budget and long-delayed Washington Square Park renovation enters its second phase of construction. [Curbed]

A multi-part feature on just how hard life has gotten for NYC developments in today’s brutal economy. [TRD]

Brooklyn firm Fillmore Real Estate closes two offices. [TRD]

Columbia journalism students solicit thoughts from Brooklyn academics and politicos—including borough president Marty Markowitz—on the best economic stimulus plan for their community. [Brooklyn Ink]

East Village’s CB3 considering moratorium on all side street liquor licenses. [Eater via BoweryBoogie]

No City Council vote yesterday on the Bikes in Buildings Bill—which would make it much easier for bikes to enter commercial property—though another hearing is scheduled for next month after the bill goes through minor revisions. [Streets Blog]

Italian immigrant couple to open Chew and Chat Café at the corner of Wilson Avenue and Starr Street in Bushwick. [BushwickBK]

The Afternoon Wrap: Tuesday