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More Groceries on Atlantic; David Barton's Hotel Chelsea Decor

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

1) Cobble Hill: Should Trader Joe's be worried that Middle Eastern grocery Sahadi's is expanding? Probably not, but what's what all the Atlantic Avenue expansions going on these days?

2) Chelsea Pint-size yet thickly muscled gym owner David Barton lived in three combined apartments at the Hotel Chelsea. Here's what it was like: "It was filled with massive canvases of sexy superheroes, an all-red master bedroom, Chinese opium beds, a separate bathroom for the cat and an endless parade of characters filing in and out."

3) Soho: What make the installation of a big new billboard at Houston and Broadway more exciting than the typical installation of a big new billboard at Houston and Broadway? Time lapse!

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