The Afternoon Wrap: Friday

Madoff laid waste to the Upper East Side. [Zero Hedge via Cityfile]

The strategery behind the Empire State Building’s 20 percent vacancy rate. [City Room]

High Line opening bumped from April on down to June.[Villager]

And New York Botanical Garden gives up on its $55 million parking garage entirely. [Crain’s]

Yassky thinks bees are the bees’ knees. [Brooklyn Paper]

Despite visual aids, 980 Mads gets knocked down to size again. [Curbed]

WSJ cuts back on real estate coverage. [Poynter]

Avella not so sure about this whole pictures of buildings business. [Brownstoner]

The Afternoon Wrap: Friday