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RackedWire: Housing Works Going Gangbusters in Brooklyn Heights; Eataly Coming to Gramercy

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BROOKLYN HEIGHTS—We know there's been a lot of cheerleading for Housing Works in the Wire lately, but we swear there's nothing untoward going on—they're just having a really good year. Today's Daily News points out that the latest addition to the Housing Works family, their thrift store in Brooklyn Heights, grossed over $1 million last year, making it the most successful vintage shop in the entire borough. [NYDN]

GRAMERCY—Some lucky mystery location between Union and Madison Squares is going to house 60,00 square feet of Italian products by the end of the year. B&B Hospitality Group (that's "B&B" as in Italian food stars Bastianich and Batali) is importing Turin market Eataly to the neighborhood after a deal to place it near Rockefeller Center fell through. They're signing a lease this month, but they won't say exactly where—only that it's going to wind up being fairly near the foodie trifecta of Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and the Greenmarket. [NYT]

Housing Works Thrift Shop - Chelsea

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