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VIDEO: Little lost Gowanus landmark set for rehab

A beloved, beleaguered Gowanus building is headed for a restoration that will uncover its ghostly stone-like facade – and Whole Foods will foot the bill. … Full Article

Batcave begins reconstruction in Gowanus, not Gotham City

Somebody alert Robin – the reconstruction of the Batcave has begun. The graffiti-crowned industrial building across the street from the new Gowanus Whole Foods doesn't belong to Batman's alter ego Bruce Wayne. … Full Article

Whole Foods opening Dec. 17 on the banks of the Gowanus Canal

Good morning, Gowanus! There were toxins in the soil, opposition from neighborhood artists and manufacturers, injured construction workers. Finally, Brooklyn's first Whole Foods Market is opening on Dec. 17. … Full Article

Running On Real Estate for November 29

Here we are at Thanksgiving. Not to get all Norman Rockwell on you, but Thanksgiving is a fine time to be at home with family and friends enjoying great food and lively conversation. … Full Article

Tony Roma's the new kid on the block near Barclays Center

The Menexas brothers have been very busy over at 673 Atlantic Ave. – they've just hired 200 people for their new Tony Roma's. … Full Article

To hell with that diet: Shake Shack site construction starting on Flatbush Avenue

Park Slope landlord Michael Pintchik expects to start construction next week “with a little bit of luck, assuming there are no glitches” on the site at 170 Flatbush Ave. that will put Danny Meyer's Shake Shack thisclose to Barclays Center. … Full Article

Tenant wanted at Triangle Sports building

What comes next for the Triangle Sports Building, where Hooters got turned down before it was sold to a pair of investors who are both named Benjamin? A year later, it's still too soon to know. … Full Article

Color my world: "NY Ink" reality star Chris Torres opening tattoo parlor near Barclays Center

Get ready for the coolness quotient to rise on Flatbush Avenue near Barclays Center: Reality show star Chris Torres from “NY Ink” is opening a tattoo parlor. Soon. … Full Article

Empire Stores project seeks big-time chefs, artisanal food producers

Developer Midtown Equities is trying to draw top-flight foodies to a “large open marketplace” planned for the first floor of long-abandoned Empire Stores in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Running On Real Estate for November 21

Once upon a time in a faraway land called Southern California, I was a journalist. First as a newspaper reporter, then as a magazine editor and finally as a publicist. It was a great profession for a curious person. And so is real estate. … Full Article

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