State officials hear public comments on marijuana (Retail & Apparel) 9/21 12:57A
Several dozen speakers overwhelmingly supported adult use of marijuana at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on Thursday—the first of several listening sessions to be held in New York City,... To view the full story, click the title link.

Commercial rent control's fundamental flaws (Retail & Apparel) 9/20 2:24P Greg David
In the late 1980s Ruth Messinger, who was then on the New York City Council, was pushing a proposal to impose rent controls on commercial space to save small businesses from being pushed out by... To view the full story, click the title link.

New York startups continue to rake in VC funding (Retail & Apparel) 9/19 6:45A Tom Acitelli
New York City-based startups have closed about 850 venture capital funding deals this year totaling $9.1 billion, according to the city Economic Development Corp. That puts New York firms on pace to... To view the full story, click the title link.

Think tank pushes plans to get city out of debt (Retail & Apparel) 9/18 3:48P Will Bredderman
The Citizens Budget Commission wants to get New York City back in black.A new report rolls out a host of proposals the fiscally conservative think tank says would help the municipal government crawl... To view the full story, click the title link.

NYC homeowners have unrealistic expectations: report (Retail & Apparel) 9/18 1:39P Joe Anuta
New York City home prices have more than recovered from the financial crisis 10 years ago, a report released by StreetEasy Tuesday showed. But the gains failed to beat the stock market and current... To view the full story, click the title link.

Blackstone agrees to $500 million NYC apartment deal (Retail & Apparel) 9/18 11:36A
Blackstone Group LP has agreed to buy an apartment complex in the New York City borough of Queens for about $500 million, according to people familiar with the matter. The firm sees the 1,300-unit... To view the full story, click the title link.

How I Get It Done: Ariel Palitz, New York City s First Nightlife Mayor (The Cut) 9/18 8:42A Kaitlin Menza
Last fall, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced the formation of an Office of Nightlife as well as a hunt for the perfect person to lead the department, a role he called the nightlife mayor. In March 2018, he appointed Palitz, 47, who...

White For Summer’s End

New York Fashion Hunter 9/17 11:23A Stephanie
September is officially here, and summer is on its way out. Similarly, this month marks a lot of things for me. My birthday was September 9th. Our wedding anniversary is this week. It’s very much a month of love. A love for family, and fresh...

What s Going on With Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin s Rumored Marriage? (The Cut) 9/17 9:38A Amanda Arnold
Rumor has it that after a two-month-long engagement, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin secretly got married last week at a New York City courthouse. Or did they? In the days since the alleged big day, ambiguity has swirled around the validity of...

Manafort sacrifices NY properties in plea deal (Retail & Apparel) 9/17 6:08A Tom Acitelli
Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, is forfeiting four residential properties in New York City and one in the Hamptons as part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors... To view the full story, click the title link.

City needs to do the math before renewing PLAs (Retail & Apparel) 9/16 11:47P
To the editor:  Building Construction Trades Council President Gary LaBarbera recently wrote that Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) have resulted in “savings of more than 9% on New York City projects... To view the full story, click the title link.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Apparently Got Married! (The Cut) 9/14 8:45A Amanda Arnold
Contrary to prior reports, Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin weren t simply obtaining a marriage license at a New York City courthouse on Thursday according to People , the young couple actually tied the knot right then and there. From the get-go,...

City doubling pension fund investments in climate change solutions (Retail & Apparel) 9/13 4:52P
New York City plans to double the share of its pension fund invested in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other industries that aim to combat global warming. Mayor Bill de Blasio and city... To view the full story, click the title link.
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