Got Profit?

New York Magazine has an excellent article about just how much money people are making in New York. Included are highlights from a yellow-cab driver, a drug dealer, a sex shop, a financial firm, and more ...

New York businesses live and die by the rent; if you’re a retailer leasing here, “making the rent” becomes the yardstick of solvency. The unofficial golden rule of restaurants dictates that the rent be made in a week and take up no more than a quarter of revenue. The bar version of the rule is even simpler: The rent should equal your Friday-night take. With each year, another company succumbs to the strange realization that where it sits may be more valuable than what it does.

This one above is the profit breakdown of private investigator Michael McKeever:

Most-Profitable Jobs: When a spouse becomes obsessive; McKeever spent more than 130 hours following an ex-husband for a current custody case.

Why Men Are Better Clients: They are nearly always wrong when they suspect a cheating spouse, but they often won’t believe it and will keep McKeever tailing. (Women are 90 percent correct when they suspect their husbands.)


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