Does Macy’s Tell Gimbel’s

Checking the Math on New York City’s Commercial Real Estate Pipe Dream

Entrance to the gold plated 7 train subway extension at Hudson Yards.

By: Joel Epstein

Once upon a time, before there were dreams of a livable city with parks and protected bike lanes and bike share all over Gotham, there were things called department stores. For those who could afford to shop there, everyone had a favorite. My people shopped at Loehmann’s in Brooklyn where my Aunt Betty was…