After almost a year of speculation, the Gothamist Web site now says that Apple has finalized the location for a Brooklyn (NYC) retail store, at 176 Bedford Avenue, formerly occupied by the Salvation Army thrift store. The run-down building on the northwest corner at North 7th Street has a 60-foot frontage and 40-foot depth, and occupies three levels over part of the lot. The building dates back to the early 1900s and hasn’t been renovated in many years. Based on its original red-brick construction, if it does become an Apple store, it would be demolished and re-built. Take a walk along Bedford Avenue on the Big Map Web site to get a feel for the area.