This is a guest post by Larry Littlefield. https://larrylittlefield.wordpress.com/      Compared with other types of commercial real estate, brick and mortar retail had been in crisis for years even before the coronavirus hit.   The average compensation of most U.S. workers has been falling for decades, offset by rising public and private debt, and after…

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This is a guest post by Larry Littlefield. https://larrylittlefield.wordpress.com/    Ever since the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey published its seminal report on the importance of arts, culture and entertainment in the New York City economy these activities, instead of being thought of as a social benefit affluent societies can afford, have…

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This is a guest post by Larry Littlefield. https://larrylittlefield.wordpress.com/  The 2010s were the decade of the booming superstar cities – Manhattan and Brooklyn, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, San Diego, Boston, Washington DC, Austin, Denver, Seattle, Portland, central Los Angeles, and even Miami.  With spillovers to, and rapid gentrification of, places such as…

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Facing A Retail Vacancy Crisis, Should the NYC City Council be prepared to help? (click on the link below to read the article) https://gothamist.com/2019/08/09/empty_storefronts_retail_blight.php?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign= Facing A Retail Vacancy Crisis, Is NYC Ready To Take Action to support the survival of Small Businesses in NYC? Small Business Jobs Survival Act, This bill would give tenants the…

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