Yep, that's the plan hatched by Borough President Markowitz to get folks to do their holiday shopping close to home. Today, at that retail mecca the Fulton Mall, the Beep, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, the Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation and local Business Improvement Districts launch "Shop Brooklyn" (Gowanus Lounge has this, too). The idea is that tourists and locals alike will patronize our businesses, especially those selling made-in-BK wares. There will be some borough-wide discounts, and on Black Friday, the day after Turkey Day, there will be special bonuses (details to come, we hope). Those businesses participating will affix a “Shop Brooklyn” logo in their windows. Another way to shop Brooklyn? Hit The Flea this Sunday and every Sunday in December!
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Black Friday Becomes Brooklyn Friday
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