It’s often said that small businesses provide the backbone of the U.S. economy. And that’s absolutely, true, even in somewhat uncertain economic times. According to a recent article in the Washington Post, America’s small businesses have rebounded in a big way, closing out 2013 with their two highest hiring totals of the year — far out-pacing their large counterparts and helping to drive the national unemployment rate down to a five-year low of 7 percent. Those numbers should give confidence to anyone looking launch a small business. The question is, which small businesses are particularly hot at the moment? Check out this list before… Read More
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Everything You Need to Know About New York Fashion Week!
Yes, darlings, it’s that time of year again — when the world’s top designers descend on Manhattan to show off their fancy fall ready-to-wear collections on the some of the world’s most rarefied runways. This year’s Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week, as it’s officially called, runs from this Thursday, Feb. 6 through next Thursday, Feb. 13. Events take place all over the city, but most of the action takes place at Lincoln Center. Kate Spade, Nicole Miller, Helmet Lang, Diane von Furstenberg, Victoria Beckham, Tommy Hilfiger, Zac Posen and Oscar de la Renta are just some of the 80 bold-faced names who… Read More
Edison Offices, The Hippodrome and The Ludlow Join New York Cares Coat Drive
As New Yorkers soldier through the coldest winter in years, thousands of people in the New York Metro area are facing potentially life-threatening consequences because they don’t own proper winter coats and jackets. So Edison Properties, Manhattan Mini Storage‘s parent company, is joining New York Cares in its annual Coat Drive to deliver coats to people who need them throughout the New York area. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 28, and through Friday, Feb. 7, Edison will have collection boxes set up at all Manhattan Mini Storage locations as well as at other Edison-owned properties: WorkSpace Offices, Executive Suites, Pre-Built Suites, The… Read More
WorkSpace Offices Celebrates Halloween Event in Inwood
Batman and Robin showed up. So did Spider-Man, Wonder Woman and enough witches, ghosts and enough talking animals to populate a Disney movie. Close to 600 Inwood-area kids and their parents descended on the Uptown location of WorkSpace Offices for our fourth annual Halloween Extravaganza on Oct. 30. The candy-covered festivities, which were free and open to the public, included a live DJ, a costume parade, spooky face-painting, miniature golf, a treasure dig and Halloween-themed arts and crafts projects. For this public event, volunteers from local companies as well as all Edison Properties businesses were on-hand to help keep the kids on… Read More
Tricks and Treats in Inwood
WorkSpace Offices Brings Halloween Fun to Kids in Upper Manhattan! Pint-sized ghosts, goblins, witches and ghouls are expected to descend upon Manhattan’s Inwood neighborhood Oct. 30 as local businesses WorkSpace Offices, Manhattan Mini Storage and Edison ParkFast host their fourth annual Halloween Extravaganza. The event, which includes a costume parade, spooky face-painting, games, contests and loads of candy, has grown in popularity every year that it’s been held. This year, over 400 trick-or-treaters and their parents are expected, along with several elected officials, including New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D-Upper Manhattan/Bronx) and New York City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez… Read More
Edison Offices Rocks the Newark 5K Run!
Edison Properties, the Newark-based parent company of Executive Suites, Pre-Built Suites, WorkSpace Offices, The Hippodrome and The Ludlow, congratulates all our athletes who took part in the Newark Corporate 5K Run on Wednesday, Oct. 2. We are thrilled to announce that Team Edison placed 6th out of a total 35 co-ed teams! The run benefits Integrity House, which provides substance abuse treatment and social services, and it attracts about 1,100 runners annually, raising thousands of dollars for this worthy cause. Team Edison had 35 runners take part this year, and many, many more Edison employees came out to cheer them on, Our co-owner… Read More
Everything You Need to Know About St. Patrick’s Day in Manhattan!
Yes, it’s that time of year again when it seems like everyone in New York City turns Irish. From green costumes to green beer and even green hair, the spirit of the Irish inhabits New Yorkers great and wee. As we run up to the big March 17 holiday, here’s a handy rundown of everything you need to know to get your shamrocks shaking. Erin go Braugh! WHO IS THIS PATRICK FELLOW? Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, credited with bringing Christianity to the country, as well as driving out all the snakes. ST. PADDY’S IN NYC: The… Read More
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
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
How to boost creativity when the seasons change
According to Jason Fried, co-founder and CEO of 37Signals, when you need to boost creativity, you shake things up. His company makes some pretty wild changes during seasonal shifts, like eliminating an entire day from the work week between the months of May and October. The company even provides a weekly community-supported agricultural share for employees. Fried’s seasonal shake-ups have resulted in increased productivity and an infusion of creativity for his company. Sounds great, right? But what about the companies that can’t make something like that work financially? Is there anything they can do to increase productivity and boost creativity… Read More