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Starbucks creep is happening all around Brooklyn. First went Williamsburg, then Crown Heights, and now, apparently, the coffee chain is eye-ing the up-and-coming Prospect-Lefferts Garden. As we've noted before, Starbucks isn't actually the problem, it's more of a marker that gentrification has gotten to a certain point. But when one of those green signs pops up in a neighborhood where the rents are rapidly rising, think pieces about the inextricable connection between grande mocha...
New York City is turning into a giant shopping mall; it's not just your imagination. More chain stores have been opening in New York City than any time in recent memory, and there was a huge surge in the number of chain store locations in the five boroughs between 2013 and 2014. According to an annual report from Center for an Urban Future, the increase was 2.8 percent across the board and 3.4 percent in Brooklyn....
For all the ado about the Starbucks that opened just outside of the Bedford L stop, on North 7th street in Williamsburg, you'd think that coffee snobs would be picketing an empty shop. Not so: On both times I visited the new, spacious location, every table was taken. Maybe Williamsburg residents have taken to heart that the Starbucks is not the problem: By the time that the coffee chain moves into the neighborhood, the...
I know, right? It's true, though! An all-affordable development at 59 Frost Street, near the southern border of McCarren Park, is under construction and may be renting as early as February 2015. The new building will be pretty much equidistant from the neighborhood's two new Starbucks locations, which only underscores its dire necessity. The project is being developed by Dunn Development Corporation, a Brooklyn-based development firm specializing in affordable and supportive housing in New York...

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