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1) Fort Greene: Carver Federal Savings Bank, named after George Washington Carver, has signed a lease at 362 Myrtle Avenue in Fort Greene. According to Brownstoner, Carver Federal is the largest African- and Caribbean-American operated bank in America. They also have branches in Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights and Harlem. [Brownstoner]
2) Chelsea: The new residential tower rising at 16th Street and Eighth Avenue will have a bank, oh yes, it will. What company was lucky enough to snag the spot? Per Jeremiah's Vanishing New York, it will be a Bank of America. Welcome to the party on Eighth Avenue, BoA! Citi, Wamu, Valley National and North Fork are chatting over there by the cocktail bar. [Jeremiah's Vanishing New York]
3) Noho: More Commerce insanity! A tipster writes: "A few months ago I was in the one on Broadway and Bond (I think?) and they were doing *karaoke*. Like, offering customers the chance to sing. In the bank." Doesn't banking make everyone want to sing? [Racked Inbox]