For small businesses, New York can be a city of unique challenges and opportunities. For bookstores, those challenges can be overwhelming. In the 50s, there were almost 400 bookstores in Manhattan. Now, less than quarter of that number remain. Stores are hoping to leverage the loyalty of their communities to survive. SCRIPT: GIACOBONE: Book Culture … Read More
In the last ten years, the price of commercial space in Manhattan has almost doubled. Now, some politicians and an advocacy group are pushing to pass long-stalled legislation to protect small businesses from rising rents.