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CurbedWire: Flatbush Terrorism, Rhapsody Approved, Tribeca's Broker Boom

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FLATBUSH?Hipsters rocking keffiyehs is so 2006, so it makes sense that the trend would finally find its way to real estate ads. But one observer is not pleased: "When most of us think of Flatbush, Brooklyn, we think of it as a largely Jewish and Caribbean community. Recently, the Flatbush Gardens apartments began featuring an ad with five smiling young adults. The ad is probably targeting the hipster class. One of the figures in the photo is wearing a keffiyah as a scarf. Forget about Che Guevara, the Yasser Arafat scarf is the latest in ignorant hipster couture. Terrorism is not cool! Besides, a keffiyah is traditionally worn only by men. Brooklyn is the most Jewish place outside Jerusalem, and for a developer to feature an Arafat scarf in its ads sends the wrong message to the public. I hope this ad appears on your blog. Be sure to forward it to your blogging friends in Brooklyn." Brooklyn blogging friends: you have been alerted. [CurbedWire Inbox]

HARLEM?An update on the Rhapsody on 5th apartments at 2056 Fifth Avenue from the developer, AFC Realty Capital: "AFC is also preparing for the Grand Opening of a new fully-furnished on-site sales center and model at 2056 Fifth Avenue. The state-of-the-art facility – which debuts with more than 50% of the luxurious homes already sold -- will be located on the second floor of the magnificent building. The noteworthy announcements do not end there. The condominium plan for 2056 Fifth Avenue has recently been accepted as effective by the Attorney General and initial occupancy at the building will begin in April." [CurbedWire Inbox]

TRIBECA?Hey, this Tribeca thing has legs! Stribling is expanding their presence in the 'hood, and here's an excerpt from the press release: "Stribling & Associates and Stribling Marketing Associates, premier residential real estate firms in Manhattan, celebrate the grand opening of their new, greatly expanded Tribeca office. The celebration will take place on January 31st at 32 Avenue of the Americas, the famed art deco AT&T building. The office will accommodate 40 of Stribling’s residential sales professionals engaged in resales and new development/project marketing representation." Noted. [CurbedWire Inbox]