In the world of real estate, as in life, perception is in the eye of the beholder.
The retail market in the West Village and Greenwich Village is no exception, as neighborhood staples close due to rising rents, leaving spaces vacant and landlords searching for high-rent-paying tenants. While neighbors may find the shuttered shops to be eyesores and longtime retail tenants may find the skyrocketing rents unfair, many brokers leasing those spaces are saying it’s due to a hot market and the changing nature of the neighborhood.
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Community Board 4 last night approved a new greenmarket for West 43rd Street between Ninth and 10th avenues. The market will consist of six 10-by-10-foot tents adjacent to Manhattan Plaza Park, and will be open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting, from July 1 Read More
Of the food procurement palaces in Union Square/NYU Village, where’s a budget-conscious freshman to shop for produce that hearkens back to hometown heartland prices?
Well, nowhere. But! From a quick survey of prices, it seems that a savvy shopper would have to hit the three biggest local stores to get a cross-the-board deal.
Now, Read More
Ok, so we’ve covered local television news crews, overly-friendly staff, and, sadly, lack of cheap wine. (Although the store is stocked on Guinness for the big holiday).
But who are these crazed shoppers, anyway?
“[With] Whole Foods, Garden of Eden, Food Emporium, and now Trader Joe’s, I’m excited,” said Peter, a self-described Read More
Perhaps the staff of the Food Emporium at 1066 Third Avenue should have known something was up on June 3, when a customer arrived and waited patiently for the manager a full 10 minutes at the customer-service desk.
Nobody in Manhattan waits 10 minutes before getting ugly.
However, as soon as the manager made Read More
Two days earlier, he’d made off with four cases of Cristal, though of an apparently inferior vintage, valued at $3,109.30.
Mercifully, neither mad-cow nor foot-and-mouth disease have yet hit our sparkling shores. But the city nonetheless suffered a meat-related meltdown on April 9.
A tractor-trailer carrying a shipment of meat whether it was Read More
Not everyone adores the St. Patrick’s Day Parade some Fifth Avenue residents overlooking the parade route immediately come to mind but few have gone to the lengths that the group identified by police as the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization, which seems to exist solely to protest the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, did to disrupt Read More
When Karen Kennerly, the executive director of PEN American Center, talks about her fear of the new supermarket that’s coming to the basement of her building, the Ansonia, she conjures images of a West Side apocalypse: truck horns blaring at 5 A.M.; garbage trucks grinding late into the night; streets choked with noxious fumes.
After Read More