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DOE Unveils Final Re-Zoning Plan: Zone Lines Unchanged, Admission Set-Asides Proposed for P.S. 307

The DOE’s Office of District Planning presented their final re-zoning proposal to the District 13 CEC at a meeting on Monday night.  The ODP’s powerpoint deck outlined the general themes and recurring questions that were raised during a series of community meetings which began in late September. While the zone lines remain unchanged, new to […]

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Fulton Mall Welcomes Another Major Retailer: Say Hello To Express

A shiny new Express store at 490 Fulton Street along Fulton Mall has opened in the rapidly gentrifying Downtown Brooklyn shopping destination. Michael Weiss, CEO of the men’s and women’s clothier and a Brooklyn native, was present for the festive “block party” opening last Wednesday. He tells the New York Observer that he began his […]

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Century 21 Department Store Commits To Fulton Mall: Opening In 2015

Following Downtown Brooklyn’s gentrification with the recent arrival or soon-to-open Shake Shack, Gap, Panera Bread, H&M and T.J. Maxx along Fulton Mall, the latest retailer committing to the rapidly expanding shopping destination is Century 21 Department Store. The Wall Street Journal reports that the high-end label discount retailer has signed a deal to open a […]

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How to Gentrify Your Neighborhood – A Comic Primer for the Post-Hipster Generation

The folks at Brooklyn-based Ibish Comedy sent over their latest “joint” How to Gentrify Your Neighborhood. Mostly, it’s funny because it’s true.  We thought it would make an interesting conversation piece about Brownstone Brooklyn, hipsters, gentrification et al.  Watch the video after the jump.

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