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‘A Great Option For Bringing People Together’: City Blossoms On Pivoting To Virtual Floral Design Classes During COVID

If you’re in search of winter lockdown activities besides obsessively watching and rewatching the Princess Diana episodes of “The Crown” (not...

58 Ways To Support Lower Manhattan Businesses This Holiday Season

Holidays are a little different this year, with many people forgoing big family celebrations in favor of smaller, home-based events. All the more...

Saying Goodbye To Century 21, The Store That Embodied The New York Hustle

Six months after the September 11 attacks, Downtown’s discount department store Century 21 finally cleared out all the physical and psychological...

Get Holiday Shopping Done And Support Local Charities At Westfield World Trade Center

Just for once, wouldn’t it feel good to be able to smugly inform your friends that you’d finished all your holiday shopping for the year by...

Add Your Own Pop To Fall Foliage At These Colorful Lower Manhattan Spots

The upside of drab winter is that it’s preceded by colorful fall, and despite September’s humid streak, the season of changing leaves is...

For Downtowners Who Need New Eyewear, Cohen’s Fashion Optical Has Reopened

If you’ve been in dire need of a new pair of specs during the pandemic, you’re in luck — Lower Manhattan stalwarts Cohen’s Fashion Optical...

‘Die-Hard Customers Look In Their Closets For Stuff To Fix’: Minas Shoe Repair During COVID

Minas Shoe Repair (63 Wall Street) closed three months ago in response to the pandemic, and customers have since seemed to miss cobbler Asimenia...

How A Small-Business Owner Draws Strength And Hope From History

Matt Khatamov is co-owner of FiDi Cleaners at 89 Washington Street. Like other small-business owners he is grappling with the COVID-19 crisis, but...

Have Wine, Will Travel: What It’s Like Delivering Spirits During The Pandemic

When Logan Beaver arrives at your door, you’re probably pretty happy to see him. That’s because the 26-year-old’s usually delivering an order...

Lower Manhattan’s ‘Culinary Village’: The Institute Of Culinary Education

Where can you find 10 kitchens, four classrooms, a library, a stock-making room and an indoor hydroponic garden on a single floor? Lower Manhattan....