Ian Thomas

Ian Thomas

Ian Thomas is a business journalist based in New York.

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Crain's New York Business

Soccer returns to NYC, but fans don't | Crain's New York Business

F.C. New York ends season with dismal W-L, attendance records.

Crain's New York Business

A flea-for-all in Williamsburg, Brooklyn | Crain's New York Business

Four flea markets hit the waterfront in 2011, creating buzz, pulling in traffic and thrilling area developers.

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Big rise in rental charges for NYC apartments | Crain's New York ...

Spikes of 9% to 11% seen over past year for studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom pads. Days on market are down; so, too, are landlord concessions.

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Development site sales, prices rise uptown | Crain's New York ...

After tumbling by over 40% in the recession, prices of properties are rising; buyers setting their sights on building multi-family rental projects this time around instead of condos.

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Gotham Gigs: Staten Island farmer | Crain's New York Business

A former chef, David Cavagnaro manages the historic Decker Farm.

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High marks for city's flooding preparation | Crain's New York Business

With global warming threatening rising sea levels and more intense storms, an environmental group finds preparedness in New York City exceeds that of other cities. But the job is unfinished.

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Icing Crumbs' initial public offering | Crain's New York Business

The bake shop, which started on the Upper West Side and operates 35 locations nationwide, will go public on June 30 under ticker symbol CRMB.

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Italian eatery seeks bankruptcy protection | Crain's New York Business

Barolo, a popular SoHo restaurant frequented by celebrities, businessmen and tourists, filed for bankruptcy protection saying it's facing eviction.

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New plan for Seaport gets nod | Crain's New York Business

City and developer agree on plans for a three-year rebuilding of Pier 17 that include a glass-enclosed retail center, rooftop concert space and more.

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No more fist-pumping as 'Jersey Shore' ends | Crain's New York ...

The announcement of the cancellation comes just a few days after one of its stars, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, gave birth to her first child.

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NYC-area home prices hit 9-year lows | Crain's New York Business

Average price of single-family homes in metro area has shriveled 24% since June 2006 peak; good news is New York faring better than most, with national average off 33%.

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NY comptroller questions value of IDAs | Crain's New York Business

Increased oversight during the last four years has yet to make sure the state's industrial development agencies are effective at creating jobs, according to a report from Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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NYC small biz still behind tech curve | Crain's New York Business

A report finds that many of the city's entrepreneurs fail to use technology as they compete with national chains and Internet retailers.

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NYPD, Microsoft launch crime-tracking system | Crain's New York ...

The New York Police Department and Microsoft developed a system which aggregates and analyzes information from cameras, license-plate readers, sensors and law enforcement databases.

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Powerful insurer Aon enters war against bedbugs | Crain's New York ...

Aon Risk Solutions launches first-ever bedbug insurance policy for hotels, landlords and companies; comes less on heels of New York City ranking as nation's most infested city.