Author: Lauren Klose

Bank of America's Winter Village at Bryant Park is in its 23rd season which now hosts 125 pop-up shops during the holiday season.
Holiday, Retail

Holiday Pop-Ups in NYC

Over the past few holiday seasons, New York City has seen an increase in the number of pop-up shops and marketplaces due to not only the experience they offer, which has become increasingly important, but also the bigger factors at work in the economy such as the rise of rent […]

Sam and Craig Newman, former owners of Penn Books, a bookstore that was open in Penn Station for over 20 years.
News, Retail

Former Owners Adjust to Life After Penn Books

For small business owners, Sam and Craig Newman, the closing of their bookstore, Penn Books in Penn Station, seemed bittersweet. The business had been in Craig’s family for 22 years and was passed down to him and his wife by his grandparents. After struggling with the increasing rent, competing with […]