Five factors that will determine if the city has a happy New Year (Retail & Apparel) 12/16 11:19P Greg David
Will Donald Trump deliver a blow to the New York City economic boom? What will the Democrat-controlled and increasingly progressive Albany actually do? How interested will Mayor Bill de Blasio be in... To view the full story, click the title link.

Lack of choice hurts ride-hailing across New York City (Retail & Apparel) 12/14 12:57A
In theory, ride-hailing technology is about freedom and choice for passengers and drivers alike. For passengers, it should allow them to get a ride whenever and wherever they’d like. And for drivers,... To view the full story, click the title link.

Hung without care? Some say tunnel decor is an eyesore (Retail & Apparel) 12/13 4:31P
Some commuters who use the Holland Tunnel from New Jersey into New York City think the agency that operates it needs better editing — or a remedial design class. Wreaths have adorned the entrance to... To view the full story, click the title link.

City pharmacies halt tobacco sales Jan. 1 (Retail & Apparel) 12/13 12:19P Jennifer Henderson
New York City pharmacies have already set their New Year’s resolution – albeit legally imposed. They’ll no longer be able to sell tobacco products as of Jan. 1, 2019. The ban on tobacco sales is... To view the full story, click the title link.

City plans to sell $1B of public-housing air rights (Retail & Apparel) 12/12 2:55P Joe Anuta
The de Blasio administration plans to sell New York City Housing Authority unused air rights to developers for the first time, the mayor announced Wednesday as part the latest effort to bring the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Holiday Countdown, Gifts for the Home

New York Fashion Hunter 12/12 4:47A Stephanie
It s just two weeks before Christmas and all through the net, shoppers are scrambling for presents to get. Monday was Green Monday. What’s Green Monday, you ask? Essentially, it’s the second biggest holiday sales day of the year after Black...

New York City Transit increase train speeds on two lines in Brooklyn (Retail & Apparel) 12/11 11:03A
The city is changing rules and speeding up some of its trains in an effort to improve subway service. The New York Times  Officials instituted strict speed rules for safety reasons following... To view the full story, click the title link.

Check Out Chanel s Special Holiday Pop-Up (The Cut) 12/11 8:30A Hayley Schueneman
The color red has always enjoyed a special place of honor with Chanel . In fact, the label s very first lipstick debuted in 1924. Now they ve launched a very red, holiday-themed pop-up in New York City, aptly named Le Rouge Chanel. It s free and...

A New York City Photographer Takes a Girls Trip to Berlin (The Cut) 12/11 5:41A Bailey Malone Kircher
Weekend With is an ongoing Instagram series that features people we like photographing places we d like to be. Follow @thecut on Instagram to join in, and tag your photos with #weekendwith when you travel somewhere new. New York City based...

Dozens of companies using mobile apps to track consumers (Retail & Apparel) 12/10 7:24A Tom Acitelli
Mobile phone apps provide at least 75 companies—including ones in New York City—with precise user location data that the businesses can then use to target ads and other marketing content. [] "> To view the full story, click the title link.

Brown Harris Stevens names first-ever CEO (Retail & Apparel) 12/6 7:19P Lizeth Beltran
Real estate brokerage firm Brown Harris Stevens appointed Bess Freedman its CEO, a new position, the company announced this week. Freedman will oversee the firm’s luxury markets of New York City,... To view the full story, click the title link.

Study shows disparities in cigar, e-cig sales (Retail & Apparel) 12/6 12:50P Jennifer Henderson
New York City retailers in minority and low-income communities are more likely to sell and advertise alternative tobacco products with the lowest price tags and highest health risks, according to a .... To view the full story, click the title link.

H+H projects $362M loss from Trump-proposed changes to public charge rule (Retail & Apparel) 12/6 6:23A Health Pulse Staff
New York City Health + Hospitals said Wednesday it could see a loss of up to $362 million in the first year alone if proposed changes to the public charge rule are enacted. The Trump administration... To view the full story, click the title link.

The city should do more to support our burgeoning tourism industry (Retail & Apparel) 12/6 2:11A
When the holiday season arrives, New York City will be greeted with an influx of visitors. More cabs will be taken, more subway seats filled and more sidewalks crowded. Not to mention a bit more... To view the full story, click the title link.

Byford pitches three ways to get trains to run on time (Retail & Apparel) 12/5 3:30P Erik Engquist
Subway employees on station platforms are doing more than waving their flashlights as rush-hour commuters delay trains by stuffing every square inch of them, New York City Transit President Andy... To view the full story, click the title link.
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