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Articles about "Manhattan Retail"

  • Are Chains a Pain? By Peter Black | December 10, 2013

    New Yorker’s really like donuts, according to the annual State of the Chains report. Dunkin’ Donuts now has 515 stores splaterred across the five boroughs, the most of any major retailer or restaurant in New York City. 

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  • Say Goodbye to FAO Schwarz: Midtown Continues to Morph By Olivia Smedley | October 15, 2013

    In recent years, New Yorkers have seen the city around them change on a day to day basis. Everywhere you turn, a building is being knocked down, built up, or renovated. Scaffolding hangs over what feels like every sidewalk, and the hum of power tools and men at work that was once an annoyance is now just a part of basic city noise. While many are focused on the constant construction going on in the newly gentrified neighborhoods in the outer boroughs, Midtown is alive with transformation.

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  • NYC's Retail Revolution By Peter Black | October 01, 2013

    New York City’s absurd residential rents are, unsurprisingly, matched only by New York City’s absurd retail rents. Exuberant costs are to be expected in the Big Apple. However, the current numbers are sure to make even the most seasoned Gotham locksmith or barber tremble with fear (or perhaps anger). 

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  • Futuristic Security Comes to Midtown By Thomas Faddegon | July 08, 2013

    One of Midtown’s newest buildings comes with four-finger printing at the desk, iris scanners at the lobby turnstiles, and 350 cameras with smart tracking technology that recognizes when unqualified personnel wander into restricted areas. 

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  • Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue Broadens its Boundaries By Aby Thomas | September 05, 2012

    With Fashion’s Night Out happening tomorrow, we expect to see a lot of foot traffic outside retail stores all over the various Manhattan neighborhoods, but we are especially keeping an eye out on that rich stretch of glitz and glamor on Fifth Avenue. Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue is a shopper’s dream-come-true, with brand names jostling for attention as they, literally, stock up next to each other north of 49th Street. But with retail space above 49th Street becoming hard to find, top notch retailer wanting to be a part of the action have now set their sights a little lower, by moving down Fifth Avenue between 42nd Street and 49th Street.

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  • The South Street Seaport Mall Gets a Big Upgrade By Daniel Muhlenberg | March 13, 2012

    Howard Hughes Corporation executives, owners of the Pier 17 mall on South Street Seaport, revealed their renovation plans to Community Board 1 last week to enthusiastic support. The new Pier 17 mall will bear little resemblance to the current structure; even though it will occupy the same footprint, the similarities end there. Designed by the architectural firm ShoP, the new Pier 17 will be a glass-shrouded, 3-story building with a rooftop park. The transparent structure will offer sweeping views of the East River for shoppers, beautify the surrounding Financial District neighborhood, and become a crucial part of improving the new East River Greenway that runs along the East Side of Manhattan, including neighborhoods like the Upper East Side and the Lower East Side.

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