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Cooler than cool: our sister site Racked NY is reporting that Vans has just signed a lease on a 15,000 square foot space at 25 Franklin in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Word on the street is that the shoe company is about to open a skate park in that location. "Not only is the space big, but it's also column-free, making it an ideal location for the indoor skate park Vans wants to create. Local skaters shouldn't get too excited, though: According to the Eagle, Vans will use the building (and the 4,500 square feet of outdoor space that comes with it) for marketing and promotional events, meaning that any half-pipes they do build won't be open to the public." [RNY]