Celebrating the Holiday Season in NYC

Sarah Berman, Executive Director of the Avenue of the Americas Association & President of The Berman Group, answers a few questions about how our NYC neighborhood is thriving this holiday season.   Q: What programs has the Avenue of the Americas Association developed to foster community on the Avenue during such a challenging time for NYC and Midtown? A: Despite COVID-19, the Association and its members have remained unified in support of New York, community organizations and tenants along the Avenue. We’ve just launched our 2020 “Dine Out December” program, offering discounts to neighborhood patrons who order their meals to… Read More

NYC Entrepreneur Profile: PictureLife

Once upon a time, in the not-so-distant past, people took photos with a camera, removed the film, brought it in for developing, waited up to a week or more, and then — if they were lucky — wound up with a couple good shots which would then go into a photo album or get tossed into a drawer forever. Then came digital photography. And Facebook. And Twitter. And Flickr. And Instagram. And suddenly, it wasn’t unusual for a single individual to photograph and post dozens of images in a given week. Enter Nate Westheimer, Charles Forman, Jacob DeHart, founders of New… Read More

Everything You Need to Know About St. Patrick’s Day 2014 in NYC

New York City is about to get mighty green again as another St. Patrick’s Day approaches. For many city dwellers, Irish or otherwise, the holiday marks the unofficial beginning of springtime — and it couldn’t happen soon enough, after the snowpacalypse that has been this past winter. (And by the way, don’t let today’s mild temperatures fool you; you’ll need a heavy green coat if you’re planning on marching in the parade.) So as we’ve done in past years, we’ve put together a giant shamrock’s worth of information about celebrating this festive occasion in the Big Apple. WHEN IS IT?… Read More

Offices Blog: There’s No Place Like NYC for the Holidays

The Big Apple is a magical place every day of the year — which is why a record 54 million tourists visited us in 2013 — but there’s no place like home for the holidays. From the giant Rockefeller Center Tree to the shops of 5th Avenue to the epic Ball Drop in Times Square, the city simply sizzles with energy, in spite of the often bitter cold. So whether you’re lucky enough to live here or are simply visiting for the holidays, we thought we’d offer some helpful tips and information for navigating this winter wonderland between now and… Read More

Traffic Alert: Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting

Monday, December 2, 2013 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue between 48th Street and 52nd Street and 48th Street to 52nd Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue will be closed from 7 PM to 9 PM for the Rockefeller Tree Lighting Ceremony. Please use mass transit for travel in midtown Manhattan.

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

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

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

Everything You Need to Know About July 4th in NYC!

WHAT’S ALL THE NOISE ABOUT? The most American of holidays, the 4th of July is also known as Independence Day, and it commemorates the signing and adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, which gave the colonies independence from Great Britain. Many New Yorkers skip town for the 4th, but in our humble opinion, there’s no better place to spend America’s birthday than right here in the Big Apple. If you’re planning to be in town, here’s our handy-dandy guide to everything you need to know to ignite a truly spectacular celebration. WEATHER OR NOT? The current… Read More