In This Episode
Conversation with Gordon Eriksen on New York City's neighborhood, real estate,
commercial, and economic worries.
- Scenes of commercial apocalypse in NYC
- The new shopping routines and how they may actually end up benefitting some stores
- Restaurants, both new and existing, are largely out of luck
- Signs of changing NYC neighborhoods; landlords may have waited too long, esp. in higher-end Brooklyn enclaves
- Possible renaissance of low-end shopping districts (Jackson Heights, Bushwick, etc)
[an awkward cut due to wifi connection loss]
- Outflux of New Yorkers will stop gentrification in its tracks
- Tourism on its way down (way down), and this sector's downturn may have started months ago
- Albany's "populist" wave and the suddenly powerless real estate industry
- What will the NYC economy be based on in the coming years?
- Answer: MUPPETS
- NYC's chance to implement Jane Jacobs's vision
- Excessive optimization damages the neighborhood mix of services
- The case for commercial rent controls and tax policy change
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