According to the Center for An Urban Future, the Big Apple got a little smaller in 2019 – at least if you’re measuring it by chain stores. In its twelfth annual ranking of national retailers, State of the Chains, 2019, the Center reports that New York City lost 304 store locations in the year just ended from what existed in the five boroughs in 2018. On the positive side of that equation however, Dunkin’, the largest national retailer in the city for 12 year running, added 12 new locations in 2019 finishing the year with 636 stores throughout New York City. Starbucks came in 3rd with 351 locations, up 24 from a year ago.