All things New York City

Tourism

Tourism in NY Benefits from New $60M Campaign

It is the hope of the governor and his office that the welcome center will facilitate tourism and boost the sale of New York tickets to such tourist attractions as the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty…

What to Do in New York City

With summer starting, your outdoor New York City tourist attractions are many and varied. Go to a baseball game at Yankee or Mets Stadium, walk and shop along world famous Fifth Avenue …

 

 

Real Estate

Park Avenue Penthouse Sells for $21 Million

The penthouse is located in a famous building on the corner of 71st Street which features a wine cellar, gym, and 28 other apartment units housing notable individuals. The penthouse was sold by Herbert Allen’s family, including wife Ethel and son Herb Allen, who now runs Allen and Co …

Allianz Real Estate Relocates to One Grand Central Place 

This move from a top corporate firm attests to the success of the recent repositioning of One Grand Central Place as a white-glove corporate environment for prestigious companies according to Anthony E. Malkin.  Malkin is president of Malkin Holdings and of its affiliates, including W&H Properties, which have been active in real estate for four generations.

Entertainment

The Empire State Building: A Classic in Its Own Right

New York City has played a pivotal role in cinema from its inception nearly a century ago. Many actors found their way from Broadway to Hollywood. Are you looking for things to do in New York City? Visit the Empire State Building on your next trip to the Big Apple…

Yeah Yeah Yeahs Record Music Video Atop Empire State Building

Anthony Malkin, president of Malkin Holdings and operator of the Empire State Building, says that it’s about time a music video was shot on the observation deck. “The way I look at it is, why hadn’t this been done before?” he said…

New Yorkers Choose Their Favorite Tourist Sites

Nothing symbolizes The Big Apple better than this big building.  Owned by New Yorker Anthony Malkin and his Empire State Realty Trust – ESRT, this building is both a tourist attraction and for office use.

Business

Big Names in NYC Business

A merchant bank with international dealings in real estate, ICG is headquartered in NYC. Andrew Farkas is Chairman and CEO of ICG. The firm is a leader in a range of real estate services that include financial advisory and consulting, commercial mortgages, investments and fund management…

Food Truck Fare Tastes Good But Business Stinks

It was just three years ago that it seemed food trucks could take over New York City. Truck owner, Stefan Nafziger, was sure he would have a fleet of his food trucks dispensing Middle Eastern fare all over Manhattan. Nafziger who at one time had a Wall Street investor, says today he can barely keep up with the expenses for his one truck …

 

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News

Settlement Houses – Not Just a Thing of the Past

UNH provides services to over half a million New Yorkers at more than 400 sites, with close to 10,000 staff members and 7,500 volunteers. UNH boasts an impressive Board of Directors, including Lewis Kramer, a retired Partner of Ernst & Young LLP and Alain Kodsi, Managing Director at Heights Partners…

Mayor Bloomberg Continues the Fight on Foam

With less than a year left in his position, Bloomberg is hoping to tackle a whole host of issues, one of which includes the New York City foam ban. The aim of the ban is to eliminate the use of certain polystyrene foam products, which damage the environment, from stores and restaurants …