Off the Rails
From the start, it seemed there was little anyone could do to keep Walmartasaurus from finally setting up shop in New York but hoot and holler. The big-box barons had already cracked other major metros
If You Build It
Related’s Steve Ross is determined to get his Hudson Yards mega-development built. The developer began demolition work earlier this year, and a slew of new renderings has been trickling out online. He also boldly declared he would secure at least 3.5 million square feet of leases this year. One of those could Read More
It will be years before anything gets built at Hudson Yards, but with the economy improving, those pesky triggers are about to go off. Even while construction remains scare in the city and tenants may be hard to find, Steve Ross’ Related Companies has designed now is a good time to begin working on Read More
Sometimes, the best things in life really are free.
Steve Ross, head of the Related Companies, is one of the city’s most influential developers–he is hard at work on Hudson Yards and Hunters Point South, among so much else–as well as one of its richest, worth $3.4 billion, putting him at Read More
Joe Moinian, the blockbuster developer who bought up millions of square feet for billions of dollars during the boom, is set for a court date later today with rival developer Steve Ross, head of the Related Companies, over Moinian’s redevelopment of 1775 Broadway.
Moinian began redeveloping the art deco office building two years ago, rebranding Read More
Longtime publishing executive Steve Ross is crossing over to the other side of the book business: agenting. Starting next week, he will be Director of the Book Division at Abrams Artists Agency, a group known mostly for its work in film, TV, and theater.
It’s a move into new territory for both Ross and Abrams. Read More
A fire broke out Monday, Feb. 9, around 11 p.m. on a construction site next door to the HarperCollins offices. Then, the next morning, the publishing house’s U.S. president, Michael Morrison, sent a memo to staff saying that a massive reorganization of the company was under way and that Collins, one of three divisions in Read More
HarperCollins announced a major restructuring this morning that will see the four-year-old Collins division folded under the jurisdiction of Harper publisher Jonathan Burnham.
Lisa Gallagher, the head of the William Morrow group, has also been laid off, and the division will move under Avon publisher Liate Stehlik.
Much more on the ramifications of Read More
Steve Ross is called “The Crown Prince of Cabaret,” and in his well-researched new tribute to the genius of lyricist Alan Jay Lerner at the Algonquin, he lives up to the label. Joyfully ranging from the western influence of Paint Your Wagon to the drawing-room elegance of My Fair Lady, the Read More
Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola
Eliane Elias. Remember the name, because you’re going to be hearing it a lot. This Sao Paulo–born New York resident, who is keeping lush Brazilian jazz alive in a rainbow of colors in this 50th-year anniversary of bossa nova, just got the new music season off Read More