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"Brokers say that many locally owned stores are having a tough time keeping up with soaring Manhattan rents. They say that locals are being squeezed between big national chains and foreign retailers flush with strong euros. As a result, for many venerable local businesses, the only way to stay afloat in Manhattan is at a new site." Establishments mentioned in the piece include Cambridge Chemists, Rita Ford Music Boxes and the Second Avenue Deli. [NY Times]