The Classics, by Ivan Orama

(Photo: Scott Lynch)

According to a new report, chain stores accounted for at least 275K-square-feet of Brooklyn real estate leased last year. [The Real Deal]

Renderings were released of the hard-to-recognize Essex Market (and three of its neighbors) circa 2018. [Curbed NY]

Check out a rendering of the 110-room Yotel Williamsburg, bound for Lorimer Street in 2017. [The Real Deal]

Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks, which lost its longtime West Village lease last year, will officially re-open in early February at 28 E. 2nd Street. [Jeremiah’s Vanishing NY]

Hackensack import Kimchi Smoke will takeover Old Bowery Station for five of the next nine nights. [Eater NY]

At Williamsburgh Library this Tuesday evening, the Department of Transportation will hold a public forum on the state of the transit system in South Williamsburg. [DNA Info]

Tonight at Word bookstore in Greenpoint, The Pitchfork Review fetes its fourth issue with Meredith Graves from Perfect Pussy (7 p.m., free). [Greenpointers]

Tomorrow at 8 p.m., Gravesend Recordings (located at Silent Barn) will ring in it’s second anniversary by issuing a cassette-only, two-disc mix. [Brooklyn Paper]

Next Friday, Glasslands vets will host Asslands—a butt-themed dance party at Cameo Gallery in Williamsburg—featuring songs by backside-blessed singers like J.Lo and Nicki Minaj. [Brokelyn]

A Filipino restaurant called Manila Social Club will open late next month at 2 Hope Street in Williamsburg. [Fork in the Road]

In Bushwick, The Cobra Club boasts “metal yoga” sessions Wednesdays and Saturdays for $13 apiece. [BushwickBOMB]