And now, the latest from Racked, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) Tribeca: Racked reports that July 9 is the opening date for the Tribeca Whole Foods. That would be 69,000 square feet of grocery goodness on Warren Street.
2) Downtown Brooklyn: The latest Brooklyn location being pushed for an Apple store with vigor is 345 Adams, a government-owned building being renovated by Muss Development. Other possible tenants include Brooks Brothers, Uniqlo and H&M.
3) Manhattan: It's not so much that the bookstores are disappearing as much as they're moving out of sight, generally from street level to upper floors or basements.
4) Carroll Gardens: "It's not as if Brooklynites needed another spot on Smith Street to break out the plastic, but we won't hold that against good-looking newcomer Epaulet." Racked has a full photo gallery of the "chic men's and women's boutique."