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 …

Buildings in NY that use green technology

Since it was originally completed in 1931, the Empire State Building has been a dominate feature of the New York City Skyline. It is currently operated by the Empire State Realty Trust (NYSE: ESRT) which is in turn operated by Anthony Malkin.

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 …

NYC Home to World Class Law Firms

A law firm such Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, while headquartered in New York City, also has offices in other places as well. A lawyer may find it ideal to work in one city for a few years and then transfer to another branch of the firm in a different area of the country. Notable names in the NYC office include Sean Hecker, Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton

Spotted

Five New York Based Harvard Grads

Harvard Alum of the class of 1982, Andrew Farkas is the Founder of Island Capital Group.  Farkas has remained actively involved in his alma mater, and has a board position with The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770, the oldest extracurricular in the United States.  Farkas has donated lots to Harvard and to other charitable organizations.

 

Famous State University of New York Alums

SUNY Binghamton graduate Gregg Hymowitz is founder of EnTrust Capital, a successful investment management firm.  Hymowitz graduated in 1987 Phi Beta Kappa. After working at Goldman-Sachs for a little bit, Hymowitz and others started EnTrust.

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 …