Expensive rents, high taxes, a struggling economy, crime, traffic, $10+ tolls, construction and even the mobs of #OWS can present problems for business owners trying to succeed in New York!
"...In addition to the putrid smells that sometimes emanate from the puddles and the threat of splashing from passing cars, business owners and property managers complain the worst offenders drive away potential customers, disrupt deliveries and pedestrian traffic and present a serious safety hazard when they freeze in winter..."
Puddle #1 — "East side of Eighth Avenue between West 31st and West 33rd streets:
The stretch in front of Farley Post office on the east side of Ninth Avenue has been a persistent problem, especially near the mid-block crosswalk, the partnership says.
Rob Report, 31, from Queens, who was dropping off a letter Tuesday, said the pooling sometimes gets so bad that it's difficult for pedestrians to pass.
"You've got to cross out into the street," he said."
For those who may be traveling to New York for the Christmas holiday's, the rest of the Top 10 can be found at DNAInfo.