Soon Times Square may be known for its iconic signage, its assortment of apparel shops like Forever 21 and American Eagle Outfitters, and, erm, Google?!
The vaunted tourist trap may be the perfect location for the web giant to test out a “brick and mortar” entity, said David LaPierre, executive vice president of CB Richard Ellis,.
“Theoretically at some point I envision brands like Google or like Amazon… finding a way to manage and spread, I think, their customer base beyond just the internet,” said Mr. LaPierre during CBRE’s third-quarter Manhattan retail media breakfast Monday.
“Time Square is a classic, great place to make that be your flagship.”
Pride and Prejudice
So we already know that the most powerful (business)woman in the city, Mary Ann Tighe, works in real estate. What about the city’s most powerful homosexuals, both female and male? That was the subject of the latest issue of The Observer, “New York’s New Power Gays,” and a good many of those on the list work in our beloved industry, including, arguably, our city’s No. 1 gay, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
Eight floors above the neon scissor of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, the offices of the Times Square Alliance, one of the city’s largest business improvement districts, unfold like a suburban paper company.
The Observer contemplated the turquoise Berber carpeting, the spare glass cubicles and an empty rolling garbage bin parked by the door until we Read More