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One Hanson Place's Flea Invasion; UWS's Empty Stores; More!

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And now, the latest from Racked, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.

1) Fort Greene: The Brooklyn Flea made its debut inside the gorgeous old bank space within One Hanson Place over the weekend, and Racked has a photo gallery of the action. There were pupusas in the vault!

2) Upper West Side: On the main shopping arteries of the UWS, Racked found 27 empty storefronts, and mapped 'em all! Is it a retailpocalypse? Maybe not: "Doomsayers and recession porn fanatics may start to predict another retail bust area, but from what we can see, the situation is not so dire. The streets are still teeming with shoppers."

3) FiDi: Before you brush off Century 21 as being an overly clogged tourist trap, please note that there is currently some serious treasure to be found in the department store. So sharpen those elbows and get down there!

· Racked []