To rebound from the pandemic, Manhattan has to rethink retail real estate

“There is no going back to the Manhattan retail landscape of 10 years ago or even 10 months ago. We must rethink how we use ground-floor spaces and focus those efforts on the avenues—or some subset of them—to create a critical mass of activities and experiences. Without doing so, we risk losing the vitality of Manhattan altogether.”
HR&A Principal Sulin Carling penned an op-ed in Crain’s New York on the dire straits of Manhattan retail and why business improvement districts, civic organizations and government should be re-thinking storefronts as we emerge from the pandemic.
Read the full op-ed here.