The Afternoon Wrap: Tuesday

Donald Trump wins two-year battle with the Scottish government to build “the greatest golf course in the world” on a large estate in northern Scotland. [NYDN]

After voting this morning in the UES (he wouldn’t say for whom), Bloomberg vowed to cut NYC’s budget by 2.5 percent during the second quarter of this fiscal year and by 5 percent the following year. [City Room]

Royal Caribbean currently building the world’s largest oceanliner—known as Oasis of the Seas—featuring its very own “Central Park” and Coney Island “Boardwalk.” [Curbed]

Bloomberg thought Giuliani’s early plan to spend $800 million in public funds on two new ballparks was too expensive, but now his own Citifield and Yankee Stadium have skyrocketed to $900 million and $1.7 billion, respectively. [Curbed]

Karl Fischer’s Brooklyn condo at Sixth Street and Fourth Avenue slapped with a stop work order. [TRD]

Artist Chuck Close files lawsuit to prevent a developer from building an office tower next door to his Lafayette Street loft that would block light crucial to his painting. [TRD]

Former chief risk officer at Bear Stearns named senior VP at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. [Crain’s]

Is the city “lying” about the percentage of land it now owns in Willets Point? [Queen’s Crap]

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s ANNEX will open its doors in Soho on Nov. 24. The Clash will be the subject of its first special exhibit. [EV Grieve via BoweryBoogie]

The Holland Bar—one of Manhattan’s great old-timey dives—may have finally closed its doors for good. [Lost City]

Former tennis star Björn Borg close to opening one of his clothing boutiques at 89 Crosby—the one-time home of Gawker. [Racked via Curbed]

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