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Report: Morningside Heights Empty Storefronts and Community Needs

An Executive Summary follows. For additional details, please click on Continue Reading (below) and then click here. Small businesses in New York City are shutting down at an alarming rate. Across the five boroughs, the citywide retail vacancy rate increased by 45% from 4.0% in 2007 to 5.8% in 2017. Rates of vacancies are higher in the outer boroughs than in Manhattan; however, the growth … Continue reading Report: Morningside Heights Empty Storefronts and Community Needs

Primary Sites in Morningside Heights Vulnerable to Overdevelopment

Purpose The purpose of this report is to draw urgent attention to the potential for overdevelopment of many “at risk” sites that threatens to change forever the face of Morningside Heights. From new apartments at the Enclave on the grounds of St. John the Divine on West 113th Street to the four former St. Luke’s Hospital buildings across the street, to high-rise luxury towers going … Continue reading Primary Sites in Morningside Heights Vulnerable to Overdevelopment