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J. Crew Causes Brooklyn Domino Effect; Shirtless Is Now Trendy

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

1) Somewhere in NYC: A Kate Spade traveling kiosk will traverse the city this weekend, showcasing a special NYC collection that's a collaboration wth New York-based artist Craig Redman. Hot dog stand earrings!

2) Cobble Hill: J. Crew's coming Brooklyn store booted out a local grocery store, and then residents got upset, but then the grocery store found another location, then residents were heartened, but the new location is the site of a different neighborhood fixture, so residents were upset again. Whew. But the owner of the Italian deli that's closing up shop said the decision was entirely his own.

3) Midtown East: Sephora is taking over the former Levi's storefront on Lexington Avenue and 60th Street, and paying a hefty $700/square foot to boot. Apparently, Levi's lease, inked a decade ago, was less than half that figure.

4) Citywide: Guys, it's now acceptable for people to walk around their neighborhoods shirtless, and the Times is on it.
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