The Real Deal New York

Editor’s note: Retail’s redemption

By Stuart Elliott | January 02, 2014 04:30PM

From the January issue: It wouldn’t have been difficult to imagine a couple of years ago, when bookstores and record chains were closing en masse, that online shopping could seriously cripple the New York City retail world. It’s so easy to buy things online these days, that a lot of New Yorkers don’t bother trekking to the grocery store or even the corner bodega for necessities like toilet paper or toothpaste. They just order online from Amazon Prime and wait for it to be shipped to their doorstep, free of charge. [more]