5 Steps to Organizing Seasonal Decorations

In New York, we know the associate the “four seasons” with three things: an iconic restaurant frequented by the famous, a magnificent world-class hotel and the passing of a year marked by changes in the weather and surrounding scenery. We embrace, welcome and celebrate these changes with decorations galore to adorn …

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Small Business Guide to Holiday Inventory Solutions

According to the National Retail Federation, American consumers plan to spend a whopping average of $935.58 during the holiday shopping season this year and one in four shoppers plan to purchase from small or local retailers. This upward trend in “shopping small” means big things for small businesses. Will your …

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Don’t Get Bamboozled: 5 Hidden Moving Costs to Look Out For

Moving in Manhattan can be expensive: buying packing supplies, hiring movers, renting a move-in truck, utilizing a short-term storage unit. But there may be even more charges you aren’t aware of. With a bit of planning, you won’t be left high-and-dry by whoever is moving you to your new NY …

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Ideas for Storing Seasonal Items

Do you have a big lifestyle, but a small home? Whether it’s clothing and accessories, decorations, sporting equipment or something else, most of us own things that don’t have a  purpose year-round. We end up hiding these off-season items in the backs of closets, under beds, in attics or, worse, …

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5 Big Tips for Small NYC Businesses

As of 2015, the Small Business Administration (SBA) reported that there were 28,443,856 small businesses in the United States, and of which more than 5.7 million had employees other than the owner. Many small businesses don’t possess the need or funds to open their own location and are left with …

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Mini Storage Unit

Whether you just moved to Manhattan or simply want to de-clutter your current apartment, packing your items into a mini storage unit can feel a lot like Tetris. But unlike the video game, you can’t start over with a clean slate when the boxes come crashing down due to poor …

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How to Make the Most of Your Studio Apartment’s Space

Decorating your Manhattan studio apartment can be hard: it can easily feel over-stuffed, claustrophobic and downright too small. But it doesn’t have to! Here are six simple ways to help turn your cramped New York City quarters into big city livin’: Get more bang for your buck. Look for multifunctional …

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Spring Cleaning Tips for City Living

It’s that time of year again: the Mr. Softee truck is stationed at the corner, the flowers in the sidewalk are blooming—and your apartment looks like a cyclone came through. For all of the great things spring brings, it also comes with the unavoidable chore of spring cleaning. This year, …

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Surviving Your NYC Internship

With spring semester almost finished, it’s high time to start planning a summer internship. Many college students flock to New York City each summer to gain experience in a wide range of professions, from news and editorial experience to banking and legal affairs. New York is a wonderful place to …

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Prepare Your NYC Apartment for a Subletter

It’s becoming more common these days: subletting your NYC apartment for the short term while you travel, work or live elsewhere for a few days, weeks or months. When preparing your apartment for your (paying) guest, it’s important to get the details right to avoid your cost-saving measure turn into …

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