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New bike shop on Lafayette?

bespokes1That’s according to the sign on the window beside The Pig on Lafayette and S Elliot. It’s gonna be called Bespoke Bicycles, and if the shop is more than a mere pun, you’ll be able to have your bike tailor-made (but it’s probably just a pun). About time we got a bike place in the neighborhood.

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muffin

So the space that used to be a Citibank mortgage center on Lafayette and Fulton is set to become a Connecticut Muffin — a new place in the hood to get coffee, though perhaps not a great one, according to the comments in our recent survey. I snapped this on the way to work this morning so didn’t have time to look more closely. Anyone know when it’s slated to open?

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UrbanOutfitters

Urban Outfitters is trying to pick the images that define Brooklyn. The retail chain is running an ad campaign about its new location on Atlantic Avenue, but some people find the images they picked a little perplexing. Are a cartoon of Dumbo the Clown, a truck with graffiti on it or the L train logo the essence of our borough? The store isn’t doing well with its Brooklyn cred so far – the Beastie Boys album cover they picked depicts a Lower East Side scene, and Gothamist points out the L train doesn’t go near the new location. I wonder what images people who actually live in Brooklyn would pick.

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Brooklyn Flea

This looks awesome: Brownstoner and others, including Design*Sponge, have been working on putting together Brooklyn Flea, an ambitious and enormous (biggest in the city?) weekly flea market in Fort Greene. It’ll be launching April 6th at the Bishop Loughlin schoolyard on Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene, and will bring together a huge assortment of local designers and ware-sellers and other handy folk, and will happen every Sunday. Those interested in selling things should shoot them an email, register, or read more on the newly launched blog, Brooklyn Flea.

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Kif

There are finally signs of life in the restaurant space on Dekalb Avenue that was once home to the ill-fated Liquors. The space has been empty for more than two years since the previous tenant vacated under acrimonious terms. Now you can add organic French Moroccan cuisine to the choices available on the street that realtors like to call Fort Greene’s “restaurant row.” Kif is the name on display now and it’s got the same proprietors as Cafe Lafayette over on S Portland.
The message in the window is welcoming and the menu promising, but there’s no sign of what the prices will be (how much will they have to match the rent listed in this old craigslist ad?).

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