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No. 1: It's a wonderland for comic-book fans

Williamsburg
The coolest storefront in East Williamsburg is Sparacino's Bakery at 540 Metropolitan Ave. No, wait! Make that Desert Island, which is the name of the comics store/book shop that occupies the space. … Full Article
 

No. 2: Yep, that's an Airstream in that building facade

Williamsburg
The coolest commercial building in East Williamsburg – at 571 Lorimer St. – has an Airstream trailer built into it. It houses Zona Rosa, a Mexican restaurant that opened last July. … Full Article
 

No. 3: Ave Maria! This church is being turned into an apartment building

Williamsburg
Say Amen to the coolest residential development in East Williamsburg – which is being built in a former Catholic church.  … Full Article
 

No. 4: Food for thought … Should we have salad, or a gooey cheese entree?

Williamsburg
The coolest lunch and dinner place in East Williamsburg is Grand Morelos, the Mexican restaurant at 727 Grand St. … Full Article
 

Brooklynite’s debut novel blends art history and fiction

Park Slope
In her debut novel “Under the Egg” (Dial; March 18), Brooklyn writer Laura Marx Fitzgerald masterfully blends historical facts from the art world, the Renaissance, and World War II to create an enthralling mystery that pivots around one of the most monumental treasure hunts in history. … Full Article
 

No. 5: It sure helps to be sure-footed at this Leonard Street site

Williamsburg
The coolest place to watch construction work in East Williamsburg is at 125 Leonard St. Workers are up in the air messing with steel beams above the construction fence, in full view of passersby. … Full Article
 

BREAKING: March Madness descends on Brooklyn

Downtown
Though our local college basketball teams – LIU-Brooklyn and St. Francis Brooklyn -- were denied the opportunity to go dancing this month in the annual NCAA Tournament, Downtown Brooklyn will soon be the setting for arguably the most prestigious conference tourney in the entire nation.  … Full Article
 

No. 6: What's behind this fence? An old brewery

Williamsburg
The  coolest “mystery” building in East Williamsburg, at 56-66 Meserole St., looks kinda like a red-brick castle. … Full Article
 

No. 7: Oh, the tantalizing promise of vacant land

Williamsburg
The coolest property for sale in East Williamsburg is at 650 Metropolitan Ave. – because it's a vacant lot, full of promise.  … Full Article
 

No. 8: Best. Breakfast. Ever.

Williamsburg
The coolest breakfast place in East Williamsburg is Dun-Well Doughnuts at 222 Montrose Ave. … Full Article
 

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