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While chain stores proliferate along neighborhood main streets, a simultaneous phenomenon of storefront vacancy threatens the character of New York City’s famously vibrant street life as landlords push out small business owners, holding out for higher-paying tenants. Join Jonathan Bowles, the Executive Director of the Center for an Urban Future, Jeremiah Moss, author of Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul and Lena Afridi, Director of Economic Policy at the Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development, for Malls vs. Bodegas: Resisting the Suburbanization of the City, a conversation at the Brooklyn Historical Society. The discussion will be moderated by Vanity Fair contributing editor Paul Goldberger. The speakers will consider how to counteract the “mall-ification” of public space and commerce in New York City. If you are an Untapped Cities Insider, you can attend this event for free! Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and special New York City events all year long.

DATE: Thursday, November 29, Doors open at 6:30PM, Event runs 7:00PM -8:30PM

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders! ($5 for the general public)

CAPACITY: 15 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTRATION: Thursday, November 15th at 12PM EST

Image courtesy of the Brooklyn Historical Society

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