The Afternoon Wrap: Friday

Law firm Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto signs a 15-year lease for four-and-a-half floors at Vornado's 1290 Sixth Avenue. [Crain’s]

As Cornell University prepares for state budget cuts of between $7.5 and $10 million, the school puts all NYC construction projects on hold for 90 days. [TRD]

Condo Five Franklin Place—Dutch architect Ben van Berkel’s NYC debut—is “downshifted” to focus on construction rather than advertising and dwindling sales. [Curbed]

Efforts advance to rezone parts of Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Forest Hills to ensure new buildings stay below six or seven stories. [Curbed]

The “Leaning Brownstone of Brooklyn” isn’t a brownstone at all, but it certainly leans. [City Room]

A condo rises at one of the worst intersections in Brooklyn—that would be Flatbush Avenue and Tillary Street where traffic exits the BQE. [Gowanus Canal]

Led by a Bronx blogger, a CBC journalist explores the impact of foreclosed homes on the Fordham Bedford neighborhood. [West Bronx Blog]

Brooklyn’s Trader Joe’s finally fixes its clock. [Lost City via Curbed]

Off-duty cops careening through Pelham Bay Park and swearing at scared joggers. [StreetsBlog]

Long-stalled building at 388 Bridge Street in Downtown Brooklyn to include 32 dorm rooms. [mcbrooklyn]

Former Avenue A java-spot Hopscotch (previously Alt Coffee) to house a relocated Sustainable NYC. [EV Grieve]

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