Friend or Foe in NYC's Chess District? (NPR)
Nov 6, 2012 — On today's show, Planet Money stakes out New York City's diamond, plant, and chess districts to answer a nagging question: Why do stores that all sell the same thing set up shop right next to each other?
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Why do businesses selling the same thing crowd around each other rather than strike out on their own?
To answer that question, Adam Davidson and Chana Joffe-Walt walk through some New York City neighborhoods - the diamond district, the plant district, the chess district — where store after store sells the exact same thing.
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