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Business The new Big Apple Cleaners location on 4th Avenue
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Go west, dry cleaning folk. We recently stopped by the shuttered Big Apple Cleaners at 82 5th Avenue location (between St Marks Place and Warren Street) to learn that we’ll have to add another block to our walking commute for drop-off cleaners. The new location is open at 68 4th Avenue (between Bergen and Dean…

Business Christian Ortiz, Executive Chef of BK9 and the BK9 staff
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BK9 is a new contemporary Caribbean restaurant that will be officially opening its doors on Monday, August 31. A business created by nine partners from Brooklyn (hence the name), we recently had the opportunity to sit down with Christian Ortiz, BK9’s executive chef, to discuss an array of subjects: the restaurant’s opening, his background in…

Business inside bergen street comics
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It’s the end of an era. And it’s not funny at all. Beloved comic book shop Bergen Street Comics (470 Bergen Street between Flatbush and 5th Avenues) announced on its Facebook page that the store will be closing its doors sometime in September, but will be taking the opportunity to do more with their press:…

Art & Music Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams presenting honorary checks
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A massive windfall in funds is coming in 2016 to dozens of Brooklyn cultural institutions and libraries thanks to an investment of over $8 million in funds from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. The New Dancewave Center in Park Slope will be constructed and renovated with Borough President Adams  $250,000 commitment. The space will be…

Business Chase Bank at 288 Chase Bank at 288 Flatbush Avenue
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Finding an urgent care facility is about to get a bit easier for the neighborhood. CityMD Urgent Care will be opening a location at 288 Flatbush Avenue (between Park and Prospect Places), in a former Chase bank branch that closed last November. The 288 Flatbush address is currently listed on the CityMD website, however the…

Business Photo via theother5th
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Namaste Indian, which took over Zito’s Sandwich Shoppe at 195 5th Avenue, is now open. This is the new location of the popular Astoria, Queens joint and they are offering a lunch buffet for $12 from 11am-4pm and a happy hour from 4-6pm. They are also offering delivery via Seamless, Grub Hub and Delivery.com. Has anyone tried…

Business artichoke pizza slice
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After a soft opening this past Saturday, Artichoke Basille’s Pizza opened today at 59 5th Avenue (between St Marks Avenue and Bergen Street) in the former Luscious Foods space. This will be New York’s sixth Artichoke outpost, joining three in Manhattan, one in Astoria, and one at LaGuardia Airport. But it’s Brooklyn’s first. And it…

Business Shinju Sushi III's New Signage
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We recently passed by Shinju Sushi III (75 5th Avenue, between Prospect and St Marks Places) and noticed the signage has been changed to Hiroto Japanese Restaurant. The owner could not be reached for comment and several employees answering the phone were unable to clarify if the restaurant had recently changed ownership, or if they’ve…

Business Photo via J
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Laytner’s Linen and Home, the home goods store on 794 Union Street near 7th Avenue, which opened in 2008, will be closing for good on August 23. In preparation for the closing, there’s a big sale going on with 20 percent off everything in the store. Some sheets and bedding are 50 percent off, and furniture is also…

Business Enjoy a breeze with your brunch at Juventino. Photo by gwenib
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It looks like the popular brunch spot Juventino (370 5th Avenue) is for sale. We spotted this listing for the restaurant last week. The restaurant is listed for $75,000 for the two years left on the lease plus a five year extension, as well as an existing liquor license. We love the backyard and their tasty egg…

Business Photo by Park Slope Stoop
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It looks like the 9th Street location of our favorite grilled cheese shop is up for rent. We noticed this listing up late last week advertising the location for $9,500 a month. MeltKraft, located at 442 9th Street at 7th Avenue, has been in the neighborhood since 2013, serving up a variety of tasty grilled cheese…

Business placemeter
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The 5th Avenue BID is conducting a foot traffic study along 5th Avenue for the next six months. Working with PlaceMeter, a Park Slope-based start up, the BID is placing 5 sensors along the thoroughfare in order to learn more about how many people traverse 5th Avenue and when. “We realized we didn’t have any…

Business Photo by Shannon Geis / Park Slope Stoop
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The relatively new bagel and coffee shop on at 242 5th Avenue, between President and Carroll Streets, has been closed by the Health Department. The cafe, which took over the former Bageltique location in February, was hard to classify, but we loved their house-made gravlax. As Here’s Park Slope reported in June, “The space never really…

Business BKLYN Juice Company (Photo by Shannon Geis/Park Slope Stoop)
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A new juice bar is coming to the former location of LuLu’s Then and Now, which relocated to 4th Avenue, at 75A 5th Avenue. The BKLYN Juice Company plans to serve organic cold pressed juices, smoothies, and healthy desserts and is scheduled to open August 15, according to the juice shop’s Facebook page. With Jumble Juice…

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