Does Harlem Want To Be An Uptown Meatpacking District?

Could Harlem become the next Meatpacking District? A panel of boosters from both neighborhoods said at a business event Wednesday that the prominent uptown neighborhood could learn a thing or two from the once-gritty downtown district now internationally known for its high-end shopping, chic nightclubs and upscale restaurants. Continue Reading →

Shop locally, help save a business

How much would it help independent small businesses if each person who lived or worked nearby came in and spent a few dollars every month–money that would otherwise go to an online retailer or a big national chain? According to research from a nationwide campaign called the 3/50 Project, if half of employed Americans spent $50 per month total at three locally owned shops or restaurants, small businesses’ annual sales would rise by a whopping $42.6 billion. Continue Reading →