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Downtown Brooklyn Sees Spate of New Restaurant Openings

A recent flurry of restaurant openings is the latest sign of Downtown Brooklyn’s strong recovery, the New York Business Journal reported.

“Our recovery is because we are mixed-use,” Downtown Brooklyn Partnership’s president Regina Myer told the Business Journal. “When I think about other neighborhoods in New York City that have higher vacancy rates and less pedestrian traffic, I think that is because those are solely designed for commuters or office, for instance.”

Myer’s not-for-profit local development corporation manages three business improvement districts within Downtown Brooklyn: the MetroTech BID, the Fulton Mall Improvement Association and the Court-Livingston-Schermerhorn BID.

Over the past year, Myer has seen 14 restaurants, ranging from fast-casual lunch spots to popular local Brooklyn restaurants, find a home in the neighborhood. Several of these have opened in the past few months.


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