Cooler HeadsBy Julian Tepper
Over the past many years in New York City, we have witnessed closures of stores, restaurants, movie theatersbusinesses of all kindson a scale that most have not seen in their lifetime. The identity of the city is shifting quickly, dramatically, and the empty storefronts piling up on nearly every block throughout the five boroughs is very much at the center of this change. A crisis of this magnitude requires our immediate attention. By considering the phenomenon of the cursed cornerthose corner commercial spaces that cycle through one tenant after another and often spend long periods vacantthis column has always aspired to open eyes and awaken minds to the very factors at the forefront of the citys empty commercial spaces.