On the side streets of New York

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  • Photograph by Tom Arena, Manhattan Sideways.

Starbright — 140 West 26th Street

Nic Faitos was not always in the flower business — in fact, he started out working on Wall Street. But the financial world was just not right for him. “I fell out of love with what I was doing,” Nic said. “I was having my midlife crisis a bit early — I went from being a broker to being a florist.” Standing in Starbright, it is not hard to see why Nic was drawn to this sector. The space is filled with bright light, and the scent from all the flowers is enough to make anyone fall in love with their job again.

To read more, visit Manhattan Sideways (sideways.nyc), created by Betsy Bober Polivy.

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