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Snag an Andy Warhol Christmas Mug at This New Kitchenware Shop

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(Courtesy of Cucina & Tavola)

So, yeah, Grand Street sure has popped off since the B+B Newsroom was there in October — in addition to and Sha-Fa, a new cookware and dinnerware store opened on Williamsburg’s Mason-Dixon line earlier this month, across from the recently opened Brooklyn Running Co. and next to a recently opened outpost of State Farm Insurance.
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March Into This ‘Slow Fashion’ Bunker and Strap On Some Bow-Ties

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

A military-minded purveyor of “slow fashion” has pitched his tent in Williamsburg.

Kai D. Fan was creative director at Nautica before he “burned out on the corporate career” and shifted to consulting for brands like Jon Varvatos and Lacoste. In 2009, he started Kai D. Utility and opened up a short-lived shop selling “tools and clothing for artisans” on Orchard Street, between Broome and Grand.
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You Know Where to Find 1 Knickerbocker, Now Serving Fried Pig Ears and Roast Elk

(Courtesy of 1 Knickerbocker)

(Courtesy of 1 Knickerbocker)

Not too far from where The Johnsons opened last week (and from where Radio Bushwick opened last month), Bushwick just got yet another eatin’ and drinkin’ establishment.

Jesse Levitt of Minor Arcana and Kings County (yep, the Bushwick bar that held the smallest penis contest) has opened 1 Knickerbocker. It’s located at, yes, 1 Knickerbocker Ave., which is “in the heart of Brooklyn’s emerging Bushwick arts community,” per a website that says the restaurant and saloon “revives an age-old New York glamor.”
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Welcome to… The Johnsons, in Bushwick

(Photo: Erin Kelley)

(Photo: Erin Kelley)

After a long summer of waiting, The Johnsons (Bushwick outpost of Welcome to The Johnsons) finally opened this past weekend.

With its white tiled bar, fake plants, wood accents, and tribal art, The Johnsons bears little resemblance to the den of iniquity that is its Lower East Side sister. This feels more like an adult take on the tiki bar: a little funk, but no over the top kitsch.
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Here’s Your Handsome New Spot For Sesame Whiskey and Chicken Cracklins

(Photo: Ron Castellano)

The dining room, opening next month. (Photo: Ron Castellano)

A stone’s throw from where Les Enfants Terribles turned into Skal in August, another Lower Lower East Side spot will unveil a new look and concept tonight. The space that was Broadway East and then LTO is now Rosette.
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A.P.C. Finally Opened Its Bond Street Store

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Hot on the heels of Il Buco Vita, NoHo got another shopping location for the well-heeled over the weekend: Kanye-collaborating French clothier A.P.C. opened its fourth NYC store at 49 Bond Street on Saturday. An assistant manager tells us this location, originally slated for March, is more similar to the West 4th Street store than to the Mercer Street flagship, since it carries a “more selective” stock from the current collection.
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