Business: Who Can Afford Manhattan?

Executives of Fantus Co. have helped so many companies find sites for new plants or offices that they have built the world's largest industrial location service. Last week they concluded that they have been in the wrong place themselves. They decided to move Fantus' headquarters out of Manhattan to South Orange, NJ.—following such firms as General Foods, American Can and PepsiCo, which have shifted large operations outside the city.

New York City, says Fantus President Leonard Yaseen, is just no place to work. Yaseen gives it a low rating for reasons as varied as crime, air pollution, strikes, employees' attitudes toward work...

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