By Mitchell Donian I have been uprooted. After living in Greenwich Village for sixty years I am homeless. In an effort to regain a place […]

Eating the Brand

By David Porat  Lexus, Starbucks and Restoration Hardware (RH) are all trying to make friends by tickling your taste buds and satiating your tummy. All […]


January was a quiet month for openings and closings. One trend we observed was that a number of shops that opened in challenging locations closed […]

It’s My Turn

By James Lincoln Collier In the recent rather rambling chase for the presidency, there seemed to be a good deal of feeling abroad that it […]

Storefont Billboards

Storefront billboards are the spreading garish shrouds for dead retail shops that continually elude retail leases for months and even years. It is hoped that the […]

Judge Block for Dinner

By George Capsis Some months ago, Nelly—the former chef and owner of the rent-rendered Lima’s Choice restaurant—asked us to host a dinner for Judge Frederic Block […]