For Outdoor, Take-Out, or Delivery, ‘All In Flatiron Dining Deals’ Deliver

For Outdoor, Take-Out, or Delivery, ‘All In Flatiron Dining Deals’ Deliver

“Restaurants across the city are struggling to recover from the unprecedented impact of the pandemic,” said James Mettham, Executive Director of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership BID, in an empathetic understatement that announced the launch of All in Flatiron Dining Deals, a new campaign featuring special online and in-person discounts from nearly 30 restaurants around Flatiron […]

Tom Judson Talks Turkey About His Trendy Tees

Tom Judson Talks Turkey About His Trendy Tees

Graphic Artist/Entrepreneur seems a fitting encore, when your resume already includes Broadway actor (Cabaret), musician (musical director for Charles Busch), composer (Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan), house flipper, political activist, author (Laid Bare) and, for a couple of years, adult film star “Gus Mattox.” It was during the building of Gus’ fan website that Tom Judson—the man […]

Area BIDs Rise to Challenge of COVID-19 Realities

Area BIDs Rise to Challenge of COVID-19 Realities

BY HIBA SOHAIL | Business Improvement Districts are tasked with funding projects within their boundaries—and more often than not, these are projects that merchants and community members deem inadequately performed by the City. With the advent of COVID-19, many BIDs saw their public programming halted due to the necessities of social distancing. BIDs in Manhattan […]

Responding to COVID-19 Challenges, F. Rozzo & Sons Reclaims Chelsea Retail Presence

Responding to COVID-19 Challenges, F. Rozzo & Sons Reclaims Chelsea Retail Presence

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | In an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19, New York State bars and restaurants closed their doors to all but takeout and delivery as of 8pm, Monday, March 16—turning lives, and livelihoods, upside down. “I sell fish to over 400 restaurants, and they’re all closed,” said Louis Rozzo, a fourth […]

Mom-and-Pops Sprint Toward Endangered Species List, as Dozens of Chelsea Small Businesses Shutter

Mom-and-Pops Sprint Toward Endangered Species List, as Dozens of Chelsea Small Businesses Shutter

BY DONATHAN SALKALN | Chelsea’s retail stores, food stores, and restaurants are at the crossroads. Astronomical rents, changing demographics, online purchasing, the new minimum wage, and even the proliferation of food truck and cart vendors have contributed to closure of many local businesses, while establishments struggling to remain open have no choice but to pass on the new costs to […]

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