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One part cheap rent, one part "palpable creative energy" is leading to a quiet boom in Sunset Park. The waterfront Brooklyn neighborhood offers up plenty of manufacturing-zoned real estate, attractive to new businesses who are out-priced by not only Manhattan, but Dumbo and Long Island City. Chocolatier Jacques Torres, who recently signed a major lease in the neighborhood, says, "Those buildings are made to manufacture. They're talent incubators. The people there have not just found a way to make a living, but a way to live." [Commercial Observer]