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It is a little acknowledged truth that in New York City, there is a dearth of malls, and the ones that do exist (Kings Plaza, for example, are so far out on the edges of the city as to be almost inaccessible for many residents). Instead, we have seen the rise of massive, multi-use retail concepts with mall-like qualities—food vendors, perhaps a restaurant or movie theater if the square footage allows for it, shops...
Hey there, Brooklyn—are you ready for bacon-wrapped matzoh balls and silken tofu made with pigs blood? Because Top Chef Season Two-winner Ilan Hall has finally opened the Williamsburg outpost of his LA sensation, The Gorbals, inside of the Urban Outfitters concept store known as Space Ninety 8.  After ascending an industrial staircase, winding past home goods and the woman’s and menswear departments (they’re doing awfully cute things with knit) revelers packed the tri-level space —...
Gentrification almost always follows the same pattern: artists move into low-income and/or industrial neighborhoods in search of cheap studio space. At first, their presence leads to increased revenue for local businesses. Then the coffee shops and cocktail bars come, following their clientele. Rents begin to rise; developers get hip to what’s going on. Up go condominiums with glass windows and elevators in the lobby. Rents skyrocket, and the artists who catalyzed the change are...
The Times Square-ification of Williamsburg continues: A Swiss lifestyle brand store bearing the perplexing name of What? is set to open in the neighborhood this year. Racked NY reports that What? recently launched a spare website announcing the opening of their new store at 106 N. 6th Street where, with the help of American Apparel, the store will sandwich Urban Outfitters' Space Ninety 8. And like its five-story neighbor, What? will function as a concept...

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