Trade has picked up at Trader Joe's in Brooklyn since it opened a week ago. I hear weekdays after 5 PM get pretty hectic. There's only one more thing Joe's has to do to make its arrival fully welcome by the community: fix the damn clock.
The double-sided clock on the outside corner of the old Independence Bank Building stopped working the day Independence stopped working. For a year, it's only been right two times a day, giving B61 riders no way of telling exactly how late their bus is.
A devoted Lost City reader recently did me the favor of asking Joe's "Captain" when the clock would again be in working order. Amazingly, he said "everyone" had been asking him that question. (Guess I'm not the only one bugged by the stopped clock.) Anyway, he said he expects it to be running by the end of October.