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Ad for a new Commerce Bank on Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge. Photo via AllWaysNY/Curbed Flickr Pool

· How Rent-A-Center rips off poor people [NY Times]
· Goldy + Mac relocated in Park Slope [The Gowanus Lounge]
· Giant shoebox on Broome Street, explained [Material Interest]
· Sadness in Bay Ridge over closure of pharmacy and suicide of owner [NY Times]

· Organic flowers now a big business [NY Times]
· Marc Jacobs secretly dating a porn star? [NY Post]
· Review of the MacBook Air: "a series of compromises" [Macworld]
· Designer Adam Lippes to do line for Mango [WWD, subscription req]
· Shooting at a Lane Bryant in Chicago leaves 5 dead [NY Post]
· Chloë Sevigny newest celeb to rep Samsonite's Black Label [WWD, subscription req]