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Over at Vanishing New York, Jeremiah reminds us all that the retail stretch on Bergen Street is a totally artificial construction. The owners of the Pintchik hardware store on Flatbush engineered the whole strip, down to the tween store that's just about to open in the former home of Unnameable Books. Jeremiah, needless to say, is not happy about this: "It's like Disney's master-planned Celebration, I muttered, passing by sheets of blue plywood and the skeletons of up and coming condos." It does, however, inspire him to write a cute story about "Ben and Lauren," a pair of gentrifying yuppies who live their entire lives on that blog. [VNY; Previously; Wikipedia]