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'The Cricket in Times Square': A Manhattan Children's Book Tour

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Peter Mandel

Maybe it's because the authors lived here, but dozens of classic books for kids are set in the center of New York. Crickets in their pages hang out, not in cornfields, but in Midtown. Mice don't run down country lanes: They sail boats in Central Park.

The Faithful Shopper: New Year's Wishes

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.28.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Here are some retail events I'd like to see in the year(s) ahead. Some are more likely than others, but the holidays are a time for dreaming, aren't they?

The Faithful Shopper: Christmas in October

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

I know, I know. It's not even Halloween yet, and the stores are filled with Christmas carols, holiday décor and gifts for year-end giving. I love it!

The Faithful Shopper: Uniquely New York

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 11.29.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

I've often said that New York is the retail capital of the world, and that no international shop or designer is truly global without a location here. But we also have a number of shops that are ONLY here.

The Faithful Shopper: Back to School for the City Cool

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.15.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Tots adore Crocs' rainbow, plastic footwear, and the company has expanded the empire with tons of new styles, sneakers, and backpacks galore.

The Faithful Shopper: Top Trends for 2011

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.03.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

When you visit as many stores as I do (note to accountant -- it's retail research, not shopping), you begin to see patterns and trends emerging, and New York this year is no exception.

Getting Across Town Will Soon Be Much Easier: Plans for 34th Street Transitway

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Under the Bloomberg administration's new plan, there would be two dedicated bus lanes running the entire length of 34th Street.

Traffic Free Times Square Is A Half-Baked Concept

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stephen C. Rose

Last February Manhattan was apprised of an incipient revolution. Cars and trucks would no longer be welcome in Times Square and on a small stretch of ...