• GLIMPSES: Threading the needle at the UN perimeter's edge

    4 days ago - By Stl Today

    Every September, the New York City police barricades go up around the U.N. headquarters in midtown Manhattan. They demarcate a temporary multinational fiefdom and inadvertently annex peripheral businesses and residence towers. Hillary Lee has owned Belleclaire Cleaners for four years...
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  • GLIMPSES: Threading the needle at the UN perimeter's edge

    GLIMPSES: Threading the needle at the UN perimeter's edge

    4 days ago - By Chron

    UNITED NATIONS - Every September, the New York City police barricades go up around U.N. headquarters in midtown Manhattan, demarcating a temporary multinational fiefdom and inadvertently annexing peripheral businesses and residence towers.
    “Oh, it's terrible,” Hillary Lee, the owner of Belleclaire Cleaners, softly moans when asked how business fares during the U.N. General Assembly's high-level meeting.
    Her dry-cleaning-and-tailoring shop is tantalizingly close to the outside world, just steps beyond the gates. Despite the proximity, she often finds herself wheeling a laundry-laden cart...
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  • New York City penthouse becomes priciest listing in U.S. at $250 million

    4 days ago - By CNBC

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports on America's most expensive home listing and the luxury real-estate market.
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