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Over the weekend, Crain's New York reported that behemoth retailer, Wal-Mart is quietly scouting a 630,000 square foot retail space in Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn. In a foreboding quote, Wal-Mart Director of Community Affairs, Steve Restivo, says "we know that New Yorkers want to shop and work at Wal-Mart, and as a result, we continue to evaluate potential opportunities here.” Local unions and activists are already incensed, planning a protest in nine days. Local City Councilman Charles Barron (D-Brooklyn) goes on the record saying, "we don't like how they treat workers as it relates to salaries and benefits, and we're not going to have them in our community. They will have the fight of their lives." Considering previously thwarted Wal-Mart attempts in Queens and Staten Island, we'll see how well this one goes. [Crain's New York]