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The stories behind the most beloved boutiques, storefronts, and mom-and-pop shops. We study each storefront like a character, probing the contours of its history, personality, and point of view.

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Rising Rents and Crippling Property Taxes: A NYC Small Business Owner Weighs In (and Moves Out)

Why Whisk, a beloved kitchenware boutique founded in Brooklyn, closed two storefronts in two months.


Village Grannies: A Smoke Shop, Art Gallery, and Living Room All in One

Village Grannies in downtown Manhattan looks and feels unlike any other smoke shop you’ve been inside.


Get Educated on Getting Off at Babeland

The 25-year-old sex toy brand puts education first.


Be Whisked Away to Blender Paradise

At this Williamsburg’s boutique, a carefully curated array of blenders stands out instead of blending in.


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