From Davos To New York

For champions of globalization, a Manhattan thoroughfare offers more than falafel

Around 3,000 big shots--everyone from Bill Gates to Bono to Hamid Karzai--will be in New York City this week for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. This year the gabfest has decamped from its mountain fastness in Davos, Switzerland, for the charms of midtown Manhattan, where the movers and shakers will discuss the state of the world and glide from one party to another. I'd bet a trayful of caviar canapes that none of them will make it to Canal Street. Too bad; they could learn more there than they ever will in the Waldorf-Astoria.

Canal Street is the...

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