Everything You Need to Know About the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

How It Started: Originally called “The Macy’s Christmas Parade,” it came about in 1924, after first-generation Macy’s employees suggested a European-style festival to celebrate this very American holiday. It featured store employees as well as animals from the Central Park Zoo. It’s actually the second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the U.S., tied with “America’s Thanksgiving Parade” in Detroit. (The oldest such parade is the 6ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia, which first appeared in 1920.) The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been televised nationally on NBC since 1952. Where It Goes: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade begins on 77th… Read More

Spreading Cheer, Spreading Hope: Edison Offices Partners With NYC Charities for the Holidays

WORKSPACE OFFICES, EXECUTIVE SUITES, PRE-BUILT SUITES AND OTHER EDISON BUSINESSES TEAM UP WITH PARTNERSHIP FOR THE HOMELESS AND FEEDINGNYC FOR TOY DRIVE AND HOLIDAY MEAL DELIVERIES It’s become a holiday tradition: Instead of spending money on decorations, Edison Properties and its various businesses are once again teaming up with worthy charities this season to make the holidays brighter for New Yorkers in need. In addition to making a $20,000 donation to the Partnership for the Homeless, Edison is participating in the organization’s annual toy drive for homeless New York City kids, setting up collection boxes at all 17 Manhattan Mini… Read More

Enjoying Fall to the Fullest in NYC

The frost is on the pumpkin, the leaves are starting to turn, and there’s no doubt that autumn is upon us (officially beginning this Sunday, Sept. 22). Many people say they get bummed out this time of year, what with the warm glow of summer wearing off. But for others, there’s no more beautiful time of year, especially in New York City. Fodor’s has published a wonderful list of things to do in the Big Apple this fall, including: Little Italy’s Feast of San Gennaro (Through Sept. 22), the annual Columbus Day Parade celebrating Italian-American heritage (Oct. 14), the always wacky Village Halloween Parade (Oct. 31) and,… 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

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