Art show takes over empty storefronts in Downtown Brooklyn

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A temporary art show organized by the MetroTech Business Improvement District will take over 12 empty storefronts on Willoughby Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn where construction was supposed to begin on a $208 million residential and commercial complex. Due to the bad economic climate, construction on the complex was halted and the stores were left vacant. Developer Albert Laboz did not say when the complex would be built, but in the meantime, he said, the Willoughby Windows art show is meant to give the neighborhood some streetscape life during the pre-development stage. [NYDN]