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Brooklyn's P.S. Bookshop Dives Into Fancier Digs

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Brooklyn's tastes-and-smells-like-Manhattan-but-isn't neighborhood of DUMBO is busy enjoying some fresh spring facelifts. First comes today's opening of Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, and soon will follow the debut of P.S. Bookshop's bigger brighter new space at the intersection of Washington and Front Streets.

P.S. Bookshop is the quintessential neighborhood bookstore; they buy and sell used and rare books, and hanging out is encouraged. So why ditch the vintage bricks down the street for a newer location that hasn't had any luck attracting retail for over two years? Well, could it be that P.S. Bookshop wants to be closer to the tourist action? They'll be across from West Elm and Bo Concept, next door to Mikey's Hook-Up (a certified Apple sales spot) and half a block from the neighborhood's only Starbucks.

It probably also helps that their new corner, with the Manhattan Bridge visible straight down the cobblestone street, is a popular location for photo shoots.

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Front Street and Washington Street, Brooklyn, NY