Going organic at this year's Wanted Design show in Brooklyn.Read More
Food manufacturing is one of the strongest growing manufacturing sectors in NYC. That’s something we heard in our interview with Made In NYC. So it makes sense that Industry City’s most recent plan for revitalizing the giant manufacturing space in South Brooklyn includes a big push for food manufacturing.Read More
Gramercy Tools proves you don’t need a big team to build great things, you just need smart people with the right tools.Read More
The theremin is the freakiest of all the musical instruments.
They are whiny, ghostly and just sort of hauntingly strange. That is...unless you dress them like fury cartoon animals like the ones on display now at Industry City. One is draped in white fur and others are painted in calming retro colors.Read More
Still harboring some resentment from the recession? Perhaps you want to take your anger out on the Wall Street's famous Charging Bull?Read More
It's design time in NYC now that NYCxDESIGN has officially kicked off. But there are so many events happening it's frankly a little daunting. So what are the best of the NYC design shows? We cut through the clutter to find the events and parties worth your time so you can enjoy the City's best design.
One huge problem facing small businesses in New York is the shrinking amount of industrial space. As described so perfectly in Curbed recently (if you haven’t read it, really go read it now), a lot of industrial space has been re-zoned residential. This is happening most noticeably in the Williamsburg/Greenpoint area.
When this happens, the natural step for landlords is to increase rents, which prices out tenants, and for some that means closing shop because they can't find comparable rents.
Of the small business owners I’ve talked too, especially those who need industrial space, finding affordable space is the biggest obstacle to launching a business. Because of the development climate and potential for rezoning, owners don’t want to enter into long term leases, which makes it even harder for emerging businesses. They may find a space, only to have to find another two years later.
The pro-housing development policy of the Bloomberg-era is having an unintended effect on small businesses.Read More