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WEST VILLAGE—Our brother site Eater reports that Magnolia Bakery was shut down today by the Department of Health. Those craving a sugary treat should head elsewhere until the place cleans up its act. Do click through for an abundance of photos from the scene. [Eater]
COBBLE HILL—A friend of Racked checks in from the sale scene at Brooklyn Industries on Smith Street: "I bought two really nice button down shirts from Brooklyn Industries yesterday on Smith Street for $10 each. I think they're normally like either 54 or 64 bucks so it's a pretty damn good sale on long sleeve shirts..they had a bunch of other ones too." Stock up now, we wager they won't be as cheap come fall. [Racked Inbox]
BROOKLYN HEIGHTS—Some uptight parents in Brooklyn Heights are worried about the Ricky's store that's opening soon on Montague Street. From an article in the Brooklyn Eagle, parents are afraid their children will see the "chocolate penises, vibrators and other sex toys" the shop sells in its back room. Heaven forbid! [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]