Hippodrome Decks the Halls With Hope, Not Holly

For the third year in a row, the Hippodrome, Manhattan’s A+ office building located in the heart of Midtown, at 1120 Avenue of the Americas (co-owned by Edison Properties, parent company to Edison Offices), is forgoing lobby decorations for the holidays and instead partnering with organizations that help New Yorkers in need. This year, the company is focusing on Food Bank for NYC, to which it has donated $20,000. “We love the holidays as much as anyone,” said Archie Gottesman, Chief Branding Officer of Edison Properties. “And what we love most is the holiday spirit of giving to those less… Read More

This is your Life

Almost everything we eat comes with a price—either it’s too expensive or way too high in calories, or both. Unfortunately, what we tend to eat at work—the glorified sandwich, street meat, the quick slice, or four, 100-calorie snack packs—is not helping us maintain a healthy lifestyle. Work days are rough on our bodies and our minds. Most of us can’t function without the caffeine in our morning coffee, or the protein in our breakfast sandwich. And throughout the day endless meetings and assignment deadlines keep us hungry, yet crunched for time. Amidst the chaos of our working lives, we lose… Read More

Manhattan Mini Storage Helping NYC victims of Hurricane Sandy

Manhattan Mini Storage, owned by parent company Edison Properties, quickly responded to the devastation of downtown Manhattan by setting up an emergency hotline to help businesses or residents who have been displaced by the storm. They are offering free boxes, a free move and free rent to anyone who has been directly impacted by the storm. Anyone in need of these services should call Elias Jaffe directly at 646-276-1617 for more information. “As a homegrown, family-operated company, we make helping our neighbors in need a priority,” said Gary DeBode, CEO of Edison Properties. “It’s a company mandate and, frankly, what… Read More

BYOD, Workshifting, and Workspace

The Bring Your Own Device trend—or BYOD for short—is one of the top corporate trends of 2012. It means using your own smartphone, tablet, laptop, or other personal device in the workplace for business (accessing email, uploading files, etc). And as the ownership and usage of personal devices continues to steadily rise, it’s inevitable that the use of personal devices in the workplace is a growing phenomenon. The pros and cons of BYOD in the workplace policies are varied, but mainly center around employee flexibility and network and information security issues—with the biggest debate being over who fronts most of… Read More

Should you bike to work?

Often relegated to the months when the weather is a bit more predictable, riding bike to work has become a growing, even year-round trend. This is due in part to a shaky economy that has gas prices consistently rising, and broader concerns over increased health risks thanks to growing inactivity. Here’s the gist of what’s great and what’s questionable about riding bike to work: Pros Compared to driving, it saves a ton of money and  if you’re driving in traffic, it could save a huge amount of time  It’s a free workout to and from the workplace You’ll inhale fewer… Read More