With the long-awaited Barclays Center open and new residential and mixed-use development projects popping up across Downtown Brooklyn, a retail conundrum is growing along the 17-block Fulton Mall.
The national and in some cases high-end retailers moving onto the strip paint a stark contrast to the long list of mom-and-pops, local discounters and jewelry shops that once almost exclusively lined the street.
An Arena Grows in Brooklyn
Apple has begun a super-secret quest for a store in historic Grand Central Terminal, potentially creating a hive of buzzing techies in the glamorous Beaux Arts landmark.
Reliable sources tell The Observer that the maker of ubiquitous iGadgets–from computers to cell phones–hopes to open a store in the transportation and retail hub, though it has Read More
Our colleague Jotham Sederstrom broke some shocking news recently and nobody noticed. Why? Because they’re not subscribed to the new Commercial Observer Now tri-weekly newsletter. Subscribers get the first word on the big deals going on in the city before anyone else, such as Marty Markowitz’s dream finally coming true:
With plans Read More
Since the Giuliani administration kicked out the porn stores, the phrase “Disneyfication of Times Square” has been used over and over again by those that kind of liked the seediness, by critics of those people, by references to those people, by sociologists, etc. It’s been a popular topic.
The weird Read More