Here you will find links to other websites and online sources that address topics of interest as this book and its companion website.
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN NEW YORK CITY?
The survival of local retail businesses has been a big issue in New York City for several years. Both commercial and residential rents are rising all over the city, especially in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Competition with chain stores has heated up, as chains increase their presence in the city. Online shopping—well, so many students buy their course books online that many campus bookstores have either shut down or scaled back their inventory to sweatshirts and mugs.
Learn about the situation here:
MEDIA ARTICLES ABOUT ISSUES FACED BY SMALL RETAIL BUSINESSES AND SERVICES IN NEW YORK CITY
Corinne Ramey, “Laundromats Shrink from Parts of NYC,” Wall Street Journal, August 3, 2013, http://www.wsj.com/articles/laundromats-shrink-from-parts-of-nyc-1438631100
Tatiana Schlossberg, “Bodegas Declining in Manhattan as Rents Rise and Chains Grow,” New York Times, September 4, 2015, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/04/nyregion/bodegas-declining-in-manhattan-as-rents-rise-and-chains-grow.html?ref=nyregion
SOCIAL MOVEMENT TO HELP SUSTAIN SMALL BUSINESSES IN NEW YORK CITY
MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT’S OFFICE—STATEMENT AND REPORT ON “STOREFRONTERS”
Super-diverse Streets: Economies and spaces of urban migration in UK cities
Led by Suzanne Hall in the Department of Sociology at London School of Economics (LSE), The Super-diverse streets project is an ESRC-funded research exploration of the intersections between city streets, social diversity and economic adaptations in the context of accelerated migration.
Here is an article on the redevelopment of Whiskey Gulch in East Palo Alto, California by Michael Kahan, Stanford University.