Real Estate

Empty lots in East New York will be repurposed later this year to provide affordable spaces for burgeoning artists and entrepreneurs, and those interested in participating still have time to apply. … Full Article

Surf's up ... at Urban Outfitters

The Urban Outfitters that opened Friday is taking a page from the "Go Local" playbook - by setting up a collection of merchandise from 40 Brooklyn-based artists and designers in the Williamsburg store. … Full Article

No booze for you! Opening of "Top Chef" winner Ilan Hall's restaurant at Williamsburg Urban Outfitters is delayed

Eat, drink and be merry at Williamsburg's new Urban Outfitters? Not until May Day.

The youth-oriented clothing chain with a bar-restaurant inside it opened Friday - minus the much-anticipated in-store eatery.
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Sum, sum, summertime openings expected for Danny Meyer's second and third Brooklyn Shake Shacks

Summer time, when the living is easy …. You heard it here first: it's looking like both of Brooklyn's new Shake Shack locations will open in mid-summer. … Full Article

Home Sweet Home … for Danny Meyer's fries and frozen custard

One home is not enough for Danny Meyer's fabled fries, freshly-ground beef burgers and frozen custard. … Full Article

Home Sweet Home … of Dodgers fans' once-beloved Red Hook bar, Bud and Packy's, is being renovated

Bud and Packy's, a bar dear to Dodgers fans and Red Hook old-timers, is getting a much-needed renovation – or at least, the eye-catching building that houses it is. … Full Article

Home Sweet Home: Brooklyn's artsiest house is for sale

Brooklyn's hottest house is a real work of art. Really. It's an artwork. Artist Rob Fischer built the enchanting, big-enough-to-live-in glass house in his Gowanus studio. … Full Article

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

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

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

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?

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

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