Thursday, November 11, 2010
The 3/50 Project
I love love this idea, the 3/50 project, was started by Cinda Baxter, you can check out her blog here. The premise is to choose three independently owned stores in your neighborhood, for instance, your favorite coffee shop (mine is two blocks down, i visit it almost daily), or your favorite little book shop, mine is McNally Jackson's in Nolita or your favorite clothing shop. Spend $50 a month at one of the stores and it can really (and truly) make a big difference to your community and quality of life, not to mention the struggling business owner. I love living on New York's upper west side but I fear it is turning into one giant mall. My husband, a born and bred New Yorker, who grow up in this area, said the change is shocking. In one way, street crime is way down and it is much more kid friendly but gone are all the mom and pop shops, the fabulous Shakespeare & Co bookstore, the Mystery book store, the diners are also fast disappearing...So go out there and choose your 3/50!
Posted by Michelle Parks McCourt at Thursday, November 11, 2010