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June 11, 2007
A Pizza Place

Nina’s is a small Upper East Side eatery, dependent on family labor to turn an extremely modest profit from serving 300 meals a week in its 24-seat dining room.

June 11, 2007
A Copy Shop

Those small, ubiquitous photocopy stores are very lucrative, and can be launched with no seed money—just rent.

June 11, 2007
A Four-Star Restaurant

Cheap rent lets Nobu work a lower-price, higher-volume game than many of its top-of-the-line brethren: The median check, including alcohol, is $75.

June 11, 2007
A Private School

Horace Mann, one of New York’s top private schools, educates 1,605 K–12 students, a fifth of whom receive some financial aid.

June 11, 2007
A Department Store

Macy’s Herald Square flagship, owned by Federated, profits from the sheer volume of 9,000 pedestrians who walk through Herald Square during a peak hour, a third of whom enter Macy’s.

June 11, 2007
A Drug Company

Pfizer is dependent on hits, but it’ll soon lose patents on smashes like Lipitor; the firm’s been shedding workers lately.

June 11, 2007
A Financial Firm

As the most consistently profitable firm on Wall Street, Goldman is the Street’s most powerful talent magnet, ensuring continued success.

June 11, 2007
A Midtown Building

In January, Kushner Companies paid $1.8 billion for 666 Fifth Avenue, a Manhattan real-estate record.

June 11, 2007
A Baseball Team

Yankees management plays two games. The first is the day-to-day running of the team. The other half comes from $140 million in ad deals and media rights.

June 11, 2007
A Museum

MoMA’s annual financial goal is to balance the budget—while collecting worthy art, preserving it, and displaying it to over two million annual visitors.

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