Yes, some new gin and whiskey distilleries are coming to Brooklyn, including one in Williamsburg founded by Tom Potter, the former brewmaster at the Brooklyn Brewery.
You can read about them here in the Williamsburg Courier (December!) and The Daily News (today!) and on Tom's website, the New York Distilling Company.
Potter got the idea for a gin distillery from attending events like this in Oregon. (There's a slight chance that this is the same Tom Potter in the video. Tom, if you're reading, can you verify this?):