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Apple hoping to open Brooklyn store in Atlantic Yards development

David Quilty

Sure, Apple's Fifth Avenue retail store may be New York City's fifth most-photographed location, but Brooklynites need their Apple fix, too -- and it seems that Apple wants to be sure to take care of them. While not confirmed yet as of this writing, The New York Observer reports that Apple is looking at putting its fifth sixth NYC store near the proposed Atlantic Yards arena, a mixed-use commercial and residential development and future home to the New Jersey Nets basketball team in the Prospect Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn.

According to the report, Apple has been in discussions with developer Forest City Ratner about moving into a retail slot, with an anonymous source saying that "they're focusing on the arena area right now, but there's no space. But it's the only place in Brooklyn that's super visible, close to trains and about as close as you can get to a 24-hour community in the borough."

Apple currently has over 300 retail stores, but continues to open new locations both in the United States and abroad in places like Paris and Australia. With retail store sales still climbing, we can probably expect to see many more stores popping up in unrepresented corners of the world.

[Corrected to note that the Staten Island store is officially a New York City store, meaning NYC already has five stores.]

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