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EMPTY SPACES, NYC

Pretty Vacant

For the past couple years, on my Neverending New York City Walking Tour, I have watched the viral spread of empty retail spaces.

A combination of reasons — online shopping, corporate franchising, absurd retail space costs (in Manhattan they can range from $100 to over $1000 per square foot monthly)—all had created more and more of these abandoned retail shells. Cost of running a…

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aleXander hirka

aleXander hirka

Writer, visual artist, philosopher, autodidact, curmudgeon. More than half of what i do is make believe. https://alexanderhirka.nyc