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The Pearl River Mart has announced plans to close its SoHo store due to a rent hike. (Credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS via Twitter)

Famed ‘Pearl River Mart’ To Close Doors, Go Online In Face Of Looming Rent Hike

The famous ‘Pearl River Mart’ an affordable home goods store is shutting down its three level SoHo store in the face of a five-fold rent hike.


NYC Mayoral Hopefuls (L-R): Christine Quinn (credit:; Bill Thompson (file/credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images); John Liu (credit:; Bill de Blasio (credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for NY1)

Four Mayoral Hopefuls Weigh In On Storm Preparedness, Fiscal Cliff In Panel Discussion

Former New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson, the only announced Democratic candidate for mayor, was joined on the panel by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, current comptroller John Liu and public advocate Bill de Blasio.


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NYC Laying Off Thousands – Blame Wall Street?

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City simply can’t afford the size of its current work force.