300 Click for offerMrs. Gish Phillips tried her hand at sewing to fill the order herself before sending out calls for help. Neighbors, friends of friends and even the family’s local dry cleaners came to assist with the sewing. The order was filled, and Mrs. Gish Phillips’s new career was on its way. Ann Gish Inc. was established in 1991.
The change is so striking that a growing number of businesses now cater to singles, and to single women in particular. There are single karaoke salons featuring women-only zones, restaurants designed for solo diners, and apartment complexes that target women looking to buy or rent homes on their own. Travel companies book tours for single women, and photo studios offer sessions in which women can don wedding dresses and pose for solo bridal portraits.XS M S
TYPE ::MOUNTAIN BIKELael Brainard, a Fed governor who was appointed by President Barack Obama, has now dissented on six separate regulatory matters, and has said that the Fed must be “especially vigilant to safeguard the resilience of our financial system in good times when vulnerabilities may be building.”
BRAND ::SPORTS SCOTTYThe company compiles reports on its progress, recently announcing a 33 percent drop in loneliness among tenants. In Bushwick, Venners pay as little as 0 a month for a “shared apartment” (essentially a private bedroom with a common kitchen and bathroom) and access to community events, like mixers in the back of a bodega.
I am constantly doubting myself. We learn as journalists that we’re only as good as our last byline so now that I write features that can take months, I have these long periods when I feel like I have disappeared and will never write another story. I am a failure, a nobody, I will die alone under a pile of tawny newspaper clippings. This is when my editor, Ellen Pollock, says, “Amy, you had a story last week.”