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Can Joseph Ferrara Change Staten Island?

With artisanal food halls, affordable outlets and Instagram-worthy views, the upcoming opening of Empire Outlets could drastically change Staten Island, or at least that’s what Joseph Ferrara, principal partner of BFC Partners, the development group behind Empire, is hoping. “We want to make sure that people stay engaged and we […]

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Far Rockaway lacks necessary retail shops, study finds

Along Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway, Queens, the sidewalk is cluttered with bodegas, liquor stores, and various beauty shops.  Across the street, a different scene exists.  A mostly abandoned shopping mall boasts three stores, the rest shuttered closed. This lack of some retail goods and too many of others has […]

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Consignment Stores Hit Stride During Tough Retail Market

Despite a tough retail climate, New York City consignment stores are thriving by throwing themselves into competition with high-end retail boutiques. The secret to their success is mimicking these boutiques in design, stock, and location, giving them the competitive edge to survive in wealthy, high rent districts of the city. […]