Monday, August 30, 2010

Articles 8.31.10

Local Manufacturing Jobs: stick a fork in it, it's done?
Contrary to popular belief manufacturing as an industry is not dead in New York. In fact, as the article "Made in Brooklyn" illustrates certain types of manufacturing jobs are thriving in New York.

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New York Uncovered
One of the great things about living in New York City is that it's very difficult to get bored. The city is dynamic, multicultural, and amazingly diverse. I've lived here over 50 years and can always find something new to explore. Two recommendations: Chicago has its famed architectural tour conducted from a tour boat on the river. Now New York has a similar tour. If you're a building nut like my wife and me, I heartily recommend this tour. For more information look at the
article "A Singular Perspective on the Urban Mosaic."

For something more pastoral, take a trip to Governors Island. Viewing it from a distance does not do it justice. It needs to be experienced to be truly appreciated. Besides being architecturally interesting and offering great views of the city where many cultural programs that are going on there that should be experienced. Go by yourself or bring the kids. The
article "Governors Island as Playground" is aptly named.

How to Seduce a Community
Given the experience of Wal-Mart in unsuccessfully attempting to open its first store in New York City over the past decade it is somewhat surprising to find other big-box retailers who have succeeded where the country's biggest retailer has failed. For a primer on how to accomplish this difficult task take a look at the
article "A Decade of Wooing."

How to Push a New Yorker's Buttons
We all have our pet peeves. The
article "What drives New Yorkers up a wall" describes New Yorker's top annoyances. Don't expect too many surprises.

Jingle Mail
Those of you who are regular readers of my blog know my fascination with various terms that crop up from time to time that indicate what is going on in the marketplace. The newest entry "jingle mail" refers to a property owner mailing the keys to a property back to their lender. Definitely a sign of the times!

And the winner is!
(And, no it's not "Stairway to Heaven." So what is
Rolling Stone's top rock 'n roll song of all time? Take a look.

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