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December, 2012

Shopping center planned for Bushwick

Changing Brooklyn: Bushwick already has art galleries, fashionable young folks, and weed-strewn open spaces that rival the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea (we’re looking at you, High Line) — and it could soon have its very own “grittier Chelsea Market,” according to one real estate broker. Comments (1).

Oh Christmas tree, how organic are your branches?

Shopping: Christmas trees come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and hues — but are they organic? Comments (12).

The definitive guide to shopping for handmade holiday gifts

Shopping: Brooklyn is the borough we love, but it’s also the brand we love, too. Comments (1).

November, 2012

New tasting room treats olive oil like wine

Shopping: You know you prefer a Pinot Grigio to a Chardonnay, but do you know your favorite varietal of olive oil? Comments (1).

Olive oil isn’t just a food!

Shopping: Olive oil is great to eat, but this old and revered key component of many culture’s cuisines goes beyond the kitchen, bringing benefits like healthier skin and happier house cats. Comment.

September, 2012

¿Cuánto cuesta? DUMBO boutique accepts Mexican pesos

Shopping: Cash is cash in any language — just ask the owner of a new DUMBO boutique that accepts Mexican pesos. Comments (3).

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Futons on Fulton! Raymour & Flanigan to set up shop Downtown

Changing Brooklyn: Furniture retailer Raymour & Flanigan will open a store in the Fulton Mall — continuing the suburban mall-ification of the busy shopping corridor. Comment.

August, 2012

Bikes on a budget! Cycling-themed flea market hits Park Slope

Shopping: Eat your heart out, Craigslist. Comments (1).

Our definitive guide to Brooklyn’s most specialized bike shops

Shopping: Dozens of indie bike vendors will descend upon Brooklyn for a day-long bike-themed flea market next month — but what’s a bike lovin’ Brooklynite supposed to do the rest of the year? Comment.

Lazy man’s Heisman: Gowanus sculptor molds fantasy sports trophies

Shopping: The world’s most talented armchair quarterbacks are thanking a Gowanus sculptor for creating a real-life reward for fantasy sports. Comment.