Author: Emily Siegel

Education, News, Tech

Lack of Higher Education Affects Job Prospects

Community organizations and schools are working to make sure students end up on the appropriate track so they can benefit the most from available high paying jobs. Most jobs that have high salaries require a college degree, especially those in the growing technology sector. Yet there are jobs that only […]

News, Real Estate

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 […]


Increased Retail Rent in Lower Manhattan Affecting Businesses

Rents have soared along the retail corridor on Broadway because retailers are cashing in on a changing neighborhood. Rents along the strip on Broadway between Chambers Street and Battery Park increased 39% from spring 2015 to spring 2016 according to the latest Real Estate Board of New York Manhattan Retail […]


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. […]