[WATCH] Why Are There So Many Empty Storefronts in New York City?

Operating Mercer Street Books and Records in Greenwich Village for almost 29 years, Wayne Conti has seen more changes to New York City's retail landscape than he would like. It's no secret that almost every block in the City has a store vacancy. Wayne has a theory why that applies especially to the Village where there are so many 4 and 5 story buildings.

Christopher Ming Ryan

Christopher Ming Ryan

Contributing Writer

Chris is the worst selfie-taker in North America. In addition, he's the co-founder of Wheelhouse Communications, a video marketing agency. His passions are his family, pizza and a New York City that is disappearing before our eyes. Sounds like a good film.

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