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The Secret to Buying the Perfect Diamond
by By PAUL SULLIVAN
7 Dec 2018 at 3:20pm
This is a popular time of year to buy a diamond, but the gemstone has become increasingly expensive. Here?s how to make sure you are getting the best price.
Guns, Faucets and Energy Drinks: Detroit Bar Owner Charged in $1 Million Thef...
by By SANDRA E. GARCIA
7 Dec 2018 at 7:21am
The bar owner, Beverly Jo Sassin, 70, and three others were arrested and charged last week in connection with a retail fraud enterprise in the Detroit area.
Holiday Windows as Art
5 Dec 2018 at 10:51am
A sculptor who designs windows says they bring pleasure to the public as well as to the artists who make them.
Should You Buy Someone a Phone for the Holidays?
by By ERIC RAVENSCRAFT
4 Dec 2018 at 9:42pm
The answer is yes, if you can make sure you get them something they like, and you?re not saddling your loved one with a monthly bill. Here?s how to do it right.
The Return of Bleecker Street
by By KARIN NELSON
4 Dec 2018 at 2:00am
A once-luxe stretch of the West Village that, until recently, was pocked with empty storefronts, is starting to return to its old glory.
Robert Plotnik, ?Bleecker Bob? of Record-Store Fame, Dies at 75
by By SAM ROBERTS
3 Dec 2018 at 1:48pm
His Greenwich Village shop, which he opened with a partner in Manhattan in 1967, helped to nurture punk rock and became a haven for fans and musicians alike.
Shelsky?s Branches Into Bagels
by By FLORENCE FABRICANT
3 Dec 2018 at 12:36pm
The appetizing emporium opens a new bagel shop in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with bagels and pletzels, a kind of large, flattened bialy covered with onions and poppy seeds.
The Future Is Bright for the Video Games of Yesterday
by By GREGORY SCHMIDT
2 Dec 2018 at 11:15am
After the success of Nintendo?s two retro consoles, other developers are mining their vaults and resurfacing old games and hardware.
For the Man on Your Holiday List: Shopping London?s Jermyn Street
by By SUSANNE FOWLER
28 Nov 2018 at 9:04pm
Charlie Casely-Hayford had his designer?s eye on handmade shirts, a bespoke scent ? and a hummingbird-patterned dressing gown.
Firearms Industry Appears Stuck in the Doldrums
by By TIFFANY HSU
28 Nov 2018 at 3:24pm
Interest in hunting products at Dick?s Sporting Goods is sliding, background checks for firearms fell on Black Friday and pressure from Wall Street isn?t letting up.