Silverstein Properties Team Up for Back-Together-School Shopping

by | Aug 23, 2021 | Family, Featured, Featured, Lifestyle, Shop Local

It’s that time of year again, Shools In

The National Retail Federation estimates that families will spend an average of $849 on back-to-school items, almost $60 more than last year when people rushed to set up classrooms at home. College students and their families are expected to spend an average of $1,200.

Here’s a program that will help local New York parents with their back-to-school needs.

As’s local online shopping movement grows, so does the number of New York organizations eager to support the movement. Real estate firm Silverstein Properties has partnered with to launch a communications initiative to residents of its buildings across the city to spread the word about’s #BackTogether School Shopping program.


An online “everything” store supplied by dozens of New York City businesses offering same-day delivery in one bag, aids in strengthening neighborhoods by keeping money in the community advances sustainability in NYC and provides non-exploitative options for both stores and delivery professionals. Together, New Yorkers are showing the world our main streets (and web browsers) need not be filled with the same few big retailers.

#BackTogether School Shopping enables New Yorkers to buy the supplies their kids need all in one place, sourced from local stores. Shoppers can either find items on, load the cart and checkout, or use the free concierge service built with parents in mind. Just fill out a short form and upload your school list, pick a delivery date, and the concierge will find your items from local stores at better prices than Amazon and deliver them in one package. Shoppers can even donate a backpack to an NYC kid in need and pick a school of their choice to support through the automatic school donations program.

Silverstein Properties joins organizations including Nextdoor, the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation, and NYC Next in supporting’s efforts to empower our communities to change the future of NYC for all. One of New York’s leading real estate development, investment and management firms, Silverstein’s residential properties include 30 Park Place, Silver Towers, River Place, and the Silver Suites residences on West 42nd Street.

“Residents of Silverstein Properties’ buildings use to shop the city,  our back-to-school service helps them to get supplies delivered from local stores same-day,” said Maya Komerov, CEO. “Silverstein Properties’ support in spreading the word is a game-changer. We’re proud to partner with them to make their residents aware of this community supporting tool.”


Maya Komerov, Founder of, steps onto the New York Launch Pod to discuss her same-day delivery e-commerce platform that allows you to shop from stores in your neighborhood all from the comfort of your home. For more information, please contact Maya Komerov,, 646-491-1941

As seen on NY Launch Pod: ‘With the rise of commerce giants like Amazon, traditional brick-and-mortar retailers have suffered declining sales year after year. Despite most New Yorker’s wish to shop local and support their communities, local retailers have found it hard to compete on price and convenience and, because New Yorkers are always in a rush, oftentimes it doesn’t make sense to go to multiple stores to get everything they need. This is where comes in. Through Maya Komerov has created a platform that rivals the convenience of Amazon through same-day delivery and an all-in-one commerce platform that supports the small businesses which are the lifeblood of our neighborhoods. On the platform you can choose from a range of products sold by local businesses, then sends their delivery team to each business to put your cart together and deliver it to you by the end of the day.” NY Launch Pod


Tal Kerret, President, Silverstein Properties


“We are delighted to partner with on this important initiative,” said Tal Kerret, President, Silverstein Properties. “We believe it is important to support local businesses and retailers now more than ever. This is an easy and affordable way for parents and guardians to shop for their children’s school supplies.”

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