Pretty Fly (For a Tall Guy)
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio seems to have it in the bag.
With a commanding lead in the polls and palpable momentum, Mr. de Blasio was treated like a reigning champion as he embarked on a five-borough campaign tour today that sometimes felt like a victory lap, with less than a week to go before the primary.
Amira Yunis, a top retail leasing broker in Manhattan, is leaving Newmark Knight Frank for CBRE several sources say.
Ms. Yunis brokered a number of notable transactions with major retailers during her tenure at Newmark, where she rose to the rank of executive vice president within the company’s retail leasing arm.
Hotel legend Ian Schrager announced yesterday that his newly-formed PUBLIC brand will be teaming up with residential developers Durst Fetner Residential to launch a new hotel/rental apartment hybrid on 855 Sixth Avenue. Called PUBLIC New York, the 250-plus key New York hotel will be Mr. Schrager’s second site in his PUBLIC brand since unveiling PUBLIC Chicago in September. The building will also feature 60,000 square feet of retail and 315 rental apartments. Fresh from a recent trip to Chicago, Mr. Schrager spoke with The Commercial Observer yesterday about the design of PUBLIC New York, the status of the Clock Tower building, and his love for all things Apple and Trader Joe’s.
Tales of Retail
Could Fairway’s ambitious expansion plans backfire in the Upper West Side grocer’s own backyard? The grocer has dominated West 74th Street for six decades, but Crain’s seems to think that reign could be over.
A little over a month ago, Trader Joe’s opened up a new store two blocks down Read More
The building at 675 Sixth Avenue once housed Adams’ Dry Goods, one of New York’s first department stores to have automatic elevators. Now, 109 years later, still a trailblazer, the building will become one of the first in Manhattan to have a Trader Joe’s.
The landmarked address, called the Mattel Building since the 1980s, was Read More
Trader Joe’s, oh ye of endless lines, Hawaiian shirts, eerily pleasant staff, and to-die-for chipotle-flavored hummus, finally you’re coming to Sixth Avenue!
The store has signed a lease for the retail space at the handsome Mattel Building at 675 Sixth Avenue, the storefront formerly occupied by Barnes & Noble, according to an industry source. Read More
Ever since Trader Joe’s opened its first New York City store on 14th Street in 2006, the act of shopping for organic frozen raspberries and dark-chocolate-covered almonds has come to resemble less a civilized shopping experience and more a death match between grimacing bobos wielding narrow metal shopping carts.
If all goes according to Read More
Hurray! As of Sept. 26, Brooklynites will no longer have to make the long haul to and from Union Square to get their cheap eats from Trader Joe’s. That’s because 10 days from today, Brooklyn’s own Trader Joe’s will, at long last, open, according to The Brooklyn Paper:
The Brooklyn branch will open Read More
If you live in Brooklyn, or any outer-borough really, I’m sure you’ve seen it before: the requisite post-work grocery bag getting lugged home on the train. Often it’s the ubiquitous Whole Foods and Trader Joe bags bouncing along the platform awaiting voyages across the East River.
Recently, the City Council passed a bill – Read More
The city’s second Trader Joe’s is slated to open at 9 a.m. on Friday in Rego Park, Queens. The location at 90-30 Metropolitan Avenue joins the location on East 14th Street in Manhattan.
There’s one coming to Brooklyn, too, the news of which The Observer broke in July. Read More