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Residents of the Court House Apartments, located on the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Court Street, are right next to some of the best, most exciting neighborhoods in Brooklyn — Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Boerum Hill. That means they also are steps away from some of the best local restaurants in the borough, which line the main drags of Atlantic Avenue, Court Street and Smith Street. It’s pretty easy to eat well, every night of the week, without traveling more than a few blocks from the Court House Apartments. Here’s a dining guide for the week that showcases seven of the many excellent restaurants nearby.

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Shake Shack opened its third Brooklyn outpost Sunday at 170 Flatbush Avenue, directly across the street from Barclays Center, according to a post on the company’s blog. The Park Slope location joins the franchise’s recently opened Dumbo storefront and its three-year-old Downtown Brooklyn one.

When we stopped by about 7 pm last night, it was pleasantly uncrowded. Brooklyn-specific concrete flavors include Fudge-eddabouitit, which has chocolate custard blended with fudge sauce, chocolate cookie and Mast Brothers dark chocolate chunks; Brooklyn Pie Oh My, which has vanilla custard and a seasonal slice of Four & Twenty Blackbirds pie; and a Barclays-specific Nothin’ But NETS, which features chocolate and vanilla custard blended with marshmallow sauce, crispy crunchies and chocolate sprinkles.

And one wall features a large piece by graffiti artist and typography master Greg Lamarche, who recently painted a mural on the construction wall for Williamsburg’s soon-to-open J.Crew. Click through to see the interior! GMAP

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Shake Shack’s Dumbo outpost opened this morning at 1 Old Fulton Street. The franchise’s second Brooklyn location serves all the usual burgers and shakes as well as some Dumbo-specific menu items.

There’s a shake named after Jane’s Carousel called the “Caramel Carousel” and the “Brooklyn Pie Oh My,” a vanilla frozen custard shake with slices of pie made by Four & Twenty Blackbirds. They also serve red and white wine from California-based Frog’s Leap Winery.

The interior walls are clad with reclaimed Alaskan yellow cedar from retired rooftop water towers on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and the tables are made out of factory beams salvaged from the Empire Stores warehouses. Click through the jump to see some interior photos! GMAP

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All the exterior walls are gone on the ground floor of the Fulton Mall building that will house Brooklyn’s first Shake Shack. DOB records indicate that the work calls for the removal of the first-floor storefront on the corner of Adams and Fulton. The process of gutting the former home of Tony’s Famous Pizza began a few months ago, and a couple weeks ago CB2 approved an application for an enclosed sidewalk cafe on the corner.
Shake Shack Coming to Fulton Mall! [Brownstoner] GMAP
Shake-Ups on Fulton Mall [Brownstoner]
Shake Shack OK’d for Enclosed Sidewalk Cafe [Brownstoner]

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At last night’s CB2 Executive meeting Shake Shack was given the go-ahead to construct and operate an enclosed sidewalk café with 16 tables and 62 seats at the northeast corner of Adams Street. The plan that was presented is shown above; evidently the space will take up a decent amount of real estate on the sidewalk between Willoughby and Fulton streets. There’s still no word on an opening date, though.
Shake-Ups on Fulton Mall [Brownstoner]
Shake Shack Coming to Fulton Mall! [Brownstoner] GMAP