Unemployment claims tick down as economy slowly recovers (Retail & Apparel) 10/29 5:24A Brian Pascus
There seems to be light at the end of the tunnel during this long economic winter. First-time unemployment job claims declined last week to suggests New York City’s economy is rebounding as the... To view the full story, click the title link.

MTA says region risks $65B economic loss (Retail & Apparel) 10/29 2:30A Bloomberg
The New York City region is at risk of losing an estimated $65 billion in gross domestic product annually if the federal government fails to allocate billions in aid to the Metropolitan... To view the full story, click the title link.

Estimates for return to the office fall by 40%, survey finds (Retail & Apparel) 10/29 2:00A Natalie Sachmechi
Estimates for a return to the office by year’s end have been slashed by more than 40%, according to a recent survey of New York City's top firms. Only 15% of New Yorkers are expected back in the... To view the full story, click the title link.

And Now, a Sinkhole Full of Rats (The Cut) 10/28 3:23P Claire Lampen
In one of the surest signs of an impending apocalypse we have yet seen, a New York City man fell about 15 feet into a pit of rats when More

A downsized ‘micro wedding’ can still go big on bridal style (Fashion) 10/27 8:12A Anne Chertoff
With the pandemic upending the wedding plans of thousands of couples in 2020, brides and grooms are getting creative, changing their ceremony and reception details to reflect a more intimate celebration. “We’re seeing micro events for the rest of...

How to personalize your wedding look with stylish accessories (Fashion) 10/27 8:01A Anne Chertoff
Accessories can be exactly what you need to style and personalize a low-key wedding dress. “Accessories are the perfect way to take a minimal gown and make it feel festive and special,” said stylist Beth Chapman of Beth Chapman Consulting. There...

Savvy brides — and guests — are saving money with rented outfits (Fashion) 10/27 7:49A Erika Prafder
Today’s brides are finding that they can look as on-trend or traditional as they choose, without breaking the bank, by renting outfits instead of spending a ton of cash on what will likely be one-off wears. They’re turning to sites such as...

McGuire's mayoral campaign raises $1.1M in 10 days (Retail & Apparel) 10/27 5:48A Janon Fisher
Ray McGuire, the ex-Citi executive who quit the corporate world to run for mayor of New York City, has amassed $1.1 million in campaign donations in 10 days, according to his campaign. In a little... To view the full story, click the title link.

Movie theaters struggling to survive after months of closure (Retail & Apparel) 10/27 3:30A Gwen Everett
Most film lovers in New York City have been unable to see a movie on the big screen for the better part of a year, and it comes as no surprise that many theaters are feeling the strain. Rubbing... To view the full story, click the title link.

Upper East Side gallery quietly opens as estate queries pour in (Retail & Apparel) 10/26 7:50A Bloomberg
After running an antique and art appraisal business online for a few months, Glenn Spellman made a rare move in pandemic-stricken New York City: He opened a physical store. The bet has paid off so... To view the full story, click the title link.

The coziest luxury home essentials for fall 2020 (Fashion) 10/26 7:39A Anahita Moussavian
As we fall into the autumnal season, it s time to curl up with haute home accoutrements that soothe: furry mules, CBD-infused balms and pillows spun from sinfully soft cashmere. At a time when comfort is key, what could be more rejuvenating than...
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