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How Cities Can Save Small Shops

How Cities Can Save Small Shops
Above Photo: This space on First Avenue has been vacant for months. Karen Loew Some places are already taking action, but New York City is lagging behind. Here’s a blueprint for keeping local retail healthy. Over its two decades in business, Jane’s Exchange, a secondhand children’s and maternity clothing shop in ... Read more

Our Obsolescent Economy

Our Obsolescent Economy
Above Photo: From localfutures.org A friend of mine from India tells a story about driving an old Volkswagen beetle from California to Virginia during his first year in the United States. In a freak ice storm in Texas he skidded off the road, leaving his car with a cracked windshield and badly dented doors and fenders. ... Read more