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Innovating for Smaller (Much Smaller) Kitchens
posted on June 05, 2013 at 09:12PM by Paul Storch

My wife and I recently visited a lesser known attraction in Manhattan, The Museum of the City of New York. I was drawn there to view an exhibit called "Making Room : New Models for Housing New Yorkers." The exhibit is the culmination of a design competition organized by NYC Mayor Bloomberg, who challenged architects to address the crisis in affordable housing for the rapidly growing population of singles. His idea was to create much smaller apartments that were attractive and functional. The highlight of this exhibit is an actual innovative studio apartment in 325 cubic feet (wi Read More

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Taxing Internet Sales
posted on March 25, 2013 at 06:38PM by Paul Storch

Recently, a bipartisan group of senators offered a bill taxing internet sales nationally even in states the seller does not maintain a physical presence. The "Marketplace Fairness Act" is a non-binding resolution that passed the Senate overwhelmingly. This has long been a lively debate pitting Amazon, the 800 pound gorilla of internet selling, against the brick and mortar world where large chain stores must tax internet sales universally. This needs full congressional passage to become a law.

Tax proponents point to lost state sales tax revenue - as customers, who generally are legally liable to sel Read More

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