Tonight is the final event in the Voices of Crisis series at The New School entitled, “The Crisis Continues.” Join Harry Belafonte, actor and longtime activist; Phillip Agnew, director of the Dream Defenders; and Raquel Cepeda, journalist and filmmaker, in conversation with Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library, as they discuss justice and equality today. The evening will be kicked off by a performance led by Joe Harley, an alumnus of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.
The event will begin at 6:30 PM in the John L. Tishman Auditorium in the new University Center located at 63 Fifth Avenue. Continue reading →
Voices of Crisis exhibit opening event featuring Rev. C.T. Vivian, one of the most respected members of the civil rights movement and recent recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library.
In 1964, The American Race Crisis lectures brought to The New School leading figures from the civil rights movement. Speakers included Martin Luther King, Jr., Roy Wilkins, James Farmer, Ossie Davis, Louis Lomax, and John Killens, among others. Now, fifty years later, The New School revisits the lecture series. Voices of Crisis tells the story of Continue reading →
New York City’s annual Winter Restaurant Week launches a little later than usual this month, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have a wide array of dining options to choose from. The promotion will run from Monday, February 17th through Friday, March Continue reading →
Today, February 12th, marks what would be the 205th birthday of our 16th U.S. President Abraham Lincoln! If you happen to be strolling through Union Square Park today, stop by the 16th Street transverse to wish him well! To celebrate, we’re giving you 5 fun facts about Honest Abe (and his statue in the park) that you may or may not have known: Continue reading →
With cold winter weather forecasted for the next few weeks, now is your chance to get in on the deals at Rothmans! The mens retailer is offering 40-70% off on their Fall/Winter collections. Save now through President’s Day (Monday, February 17th) on selected suits, sport coats, trousers, shirts, sweaters, outerwear, jeans, dress shirts and more! Their beautiful new space is located on Park Avenue South at 18th Street.
Yesterday Bisnow reported on the changes happening in the Midtown South retail market; specifically how new businesses are continually drawn to Union Square, keeping the vacancy rates consistently low in the neighborhood. In the article “Union Square’s Three New Retail Rules,” commercial real estate reporter Amanda Metcalf discusses the transformation of the neighborhood’s retail market with USP Executive Director Jennifer Falk.
In recent years, we have seen a shift in neighborhood dynamics with the influx of tech companies moving into the area bringing in a younger, more contemporary demographic. Businesses have followed suit, opening new Continue reading →
The Bromley Companies just announced that Banana Republic has signed a new 28,000 sf lease for a new flagship location at 105 Fifth Avenue (at 18th Street), consolidating the Men’s and Women’s stores a few blocks north into a single, multi-level store. The space was previously home to a Barnes & Noble.
Nicholas Haines, Chief Executive Officer of The Bromley Companies, represented ownership on the transaction. He stated that ”The lease is a testament to the continued strength of the Lower Fifth Avenue retail market as a core location for large Continue reading →
San Francisco-based bank Wells Fargo is expanding their reach in the New York market. The company is experimenting with smaller branches they’re referring to as “the neighborhood bank format,” to maximize retail presence in tight NYC spaces.
Cultivating strong community relationships are key to the bank’s NYC expansion, hiring dozens of bankers to cultivate relationships with small and midsize businesses. Continue reading →
Are you rooting for the Seattle Seahawks or the Denver Broncos this Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday? Here are a few places in the neighborhood that will make you feel like a winner no matter the outcome. Continue reading →