The Afternoon Wrap: Thursday

Five hedge fund managers—including prominent liberal fundraiser George Soros—testify before a House committee that their $2 trillion industry requries more regulation. [NY Times]

Thousands gather in front of UWS temple to protest the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ support of California’s Proposition 8. [City Room]

Prospect Heights man fined in August for drinking a beer on his stoop pleads not guilty and vows to fight the charge. [City Room]

Condos in Williamsburg and Fort Greene offering buyers “PriceChopper Insurance,” or the guarantee that if apartment prices in their building drop after they buy, they’ll get a discount at closing. [Curbed]

Five adjoining garages in Brooklyn Heights to become one condo. [Brooklyn Eagle via TRD]

How Council members voted today on Willets Point. [Queen’s Crap]

There’s a 94-year-old yacht club in the South Bronx (no kidding), but the Parks Department, which owns the club’s marina, recently deemed it unsafe and is trying to close it down. [BoogieDowner]

City Council holds a public hearing to discuss the controversial East Village/Lower East Side rezoning plan. [EVP]

Flatbush Avenue’s Bergen Tile heads to Long Island, leaving 11,500 square feet of vacant retail space next to Atlantic Center. [Brownstoner]

Toll Brothers’ Gowanus Canal development receives the expected approval of Community Board 6. Next up: Borough Hall hearing on Nov. 19. [Gowanus Lounge]

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