Earlier this week the Brooklyn Paper wrote that Toys “R” Us would be opening a seasonal store in the old Sid’s Hardware space on Jay Street. (We wrote up that news, when it was still a rumor, a month ago.) Now it’s looking like that may not be the only pop-up store the toy giant has planned for Brooklyn. Based on a tip, we snapped these photos yesterday evening of two stores currently undergoing transformationâ€”the old Blockbuster video on Flatbush (pictured left) and the old Jeans Express store (right) on 11th Street and 5th Avenue. Looks like they’ll be here just in time for holiday shoppers.
Toys “R” Us Planning Brooklyn Pop Up? [Brownstoner]
Toys “R” Us Coming to Downtown! [BK Paper] GMAP
A well-known photographer has purchased 10,000 square feet of vacant property at 977 Pacific Street in Crown Heights and plans to build a photography studio on the site, according to a broker involved in the deal. The photographer, whose identity was not disclosed, closed on the five lots at Pacific and Grand Streets yesterday for […]
The end of North Henry Street will be transformed into a public shoreline, thanks to the first round of grants from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund. The group announced funding for 18 small-grant projects yesterday. The Newtown Creek Alliance will get $25,000 for its shoreline project, DNAinfo reported. (Above, Newtown Creek flowing into the East […]
Developer Park Tower Group has gotten the ball rolling on the hotly debated Greenpoint Landing development by filing a building application for a six-story mixed-use building at 21 Commercial Street. Designed by Handel Architects, the 85,033-square-foot structure will have ground floor commercial space and 93 units on prime Greenpoint waterfront land, according to a new […]
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