Check out the above video for time-lapse footage of the Rough Trade store‘s opening. [NY Times]

And on the other side of the retail spectrum, the city saw the smallest year-to-year increase in chain stores: just half a percent! The bad news for Brooklyn is: chains were up 2.8 percent, which is a larger increase than the previous year. Also: there are now over 500 Dunkin’ Donuts locations citywide. [Capital NY]

The 10002 zip code added 10 national retailers and the 10003 zip code came in third with 170 stores (9 less than last year). [The Lo-Down]
Williamsburg Social, the 72-unit, $70-per-square foot rental building at 250 Bedford Ave, is now fully leased. [The Real Deal]

Meanwhile, Jared Kushner‘s company has acquired a 46-unit rental building at 50 North 1st Street, between Kent and Wythe avenues, for $33.8 million. []

The Greenpoint Hotel, a bedraggled SRO that has drawn building violations and a lawsuit brought by residents, has been sold to a developer who spent $6 million for the deed and $26 million for control over all the tenants’ leases. []

A shipping-container house is coming to Williamsburg. The 71 stacked containers will sit at Monitor Street and Richardson. [Curbed]

A 45-year-old man was choked and robbed as he left a Lower East Side elevator. [PX11]

The shops at 240 Kent, where Vapor Lounge is located, are banding together for a holiday market. [DNA Info]

Yay, ’90s indie rock! Sebadoh is touring, and they’ll play Mercury Lounge and Rough Trade in February. [Brooklyn Vegan] And Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks are also touring, and playing Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg. [Brooklyn Vegan]

James Murphy did a live chat about his new movie and said he’d love to make a record with Reggie Watts. [Complex]

Check out some photos from the Coen Brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis,” filmed in the East Village, among other places.