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Waterfront Greenway Loop,
which will circumnavigate the
island, committing $1.3 billion
into the project.
Retail development has also
been on the rise. Arc'Teryx,
Fjällräven, Filson, Norrona, Outerknown,
Rivian, and Herschel
Supply Co. have chosen to open
retail storefronts in Manhattan's
familiar shopping districts,
while Patagonia, Snow Peak, and
Blundstone have opted to expand
across the East River in Brooklyn.
REI saw the NYC potential years
ago and opened a 39,000-squarefoot
flagship store in SoHo (it's
currently scheduling two more
openings in the suburbs by 2024).
Historically, the metro area
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ew York City has never
had a reputation as
an outdoor industry
hub, but there's something
exciting brewing here. The
Big Apple has always been known
for cultivating diversity, inspiration,
and industry, but mostly in
the realms of fashion, finance,
and entertainment. However, the
pandemic hit the city hard, and
the nationwide surge in those
seeking the outdoors skyrocketed
in the biggest metropolitan
region in the U.S.
Many New Yorkers began to
think and operate locally. Several
found the inspiration to try something
new. These shifts all transpired
into growing influences on
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New Yorkers' lifestyle behaviors
and fitness choices, as well as in
the design of places and products
in the city.
Across the nation, we've
already seen a wave of beginner
outdoor participants in cities
on the consumer side. The next
wave of urban outdoor newbies is
emerging in outdoor businesses.
And, as history has shown us, the
New York City maker-entrepreneur
culture has demonstrated
ingenious ways to bounce back.
New York is becoming an outdoor
industry hot spot.
BOROUGH FOOTPRINT
The five New York City boroughs
spread across 300 square
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miles, a concrete jungle shared
by 8.5 million humans. Approximately
47 of those square miles
are deemed urban green space
- the 1,700 areas managed by
city and state government, which
includes parks, playgrounds,
pools, gardens, athletic fields and
courts, recreational areas, greenways,
open streets, wetlands, &
wildlife sanctuaries.
In recent years, the city has
made tremendous efforts to
increase its green space. Prime
examples include huge expansions
along the Hudson River,
both sides of the East River, and
the new 220-acre park in Staten
Island. The city is in the process
of completing the Manhattan
has housed very few independent
outdoor retailers. Some
may remember Tents & Trails,
a family-owned Manhattan
institution which operated in the
financial district from 1959-2018.
Although seemingly out of place,
this little gem strategically aimed
its business at those working in
finance with disposable income
to spend on gear and expeditions.
Then there was Brooklyn's
Gear To Go Outfitters which
built a strong following from
small sidewalk sales to a large
storefront that included rentals.
After an 8-year run, owner
Kevin Rosenberg, who also runs
adventure travel trips, decided to
close its doors, but still manages
an online business. Meanwhile,
Paragon Sports, an iconic sporting
goods store since 1908, just
reinvigorated its entire camping
and footwear department in
response to the outdoor growth
spurt.
FUNCTIONAL DESIGN
The outdoor industry has been
making huge leaps in positioning
fashion as important alongside
function in how goods are de

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