Funding

Fi Launches GPS Smart Dog Collar

NEW YORK — Fi, a Brooklyn-based dog technology company, is looking to reinvent the dog collar with GPS tracking and put an end to lost dogs. Fi said it also raised Series A financing of $7 million led by RRE Ventures with participation from existing seed investors Lerer Hippeau, Freestyle VC, and other prominent tech […]

Real Estate Restaurant Retail

Hudson Yards Opens to Public

Hudson Yards, a $25 billion development built above rail yards on the West Side of Manhattan, officially opened to the public Friday, marking a historic moment in the City of New York. (Photo Above: The first Neiman Marcus department store in NYC opens at the new Hudson Yards.) New Yorkers and visitors are now able […]

Funding

YieldStreet Yields $62 Million Investment

NEW YORK – YieldStreet, the digital wealth management platform that offers access to alternative investments typically only available to institutions, has closed $62 million of Series B equity financing. The round was led by Edison Partners, with participation from Greenspring Associates, and existing investors Raine Ventures and a large multi-billion dollar NY family office. The […]

Funding

Landit Lands $13 Million Led by WeWork

NEW YORK — Landit, which operates a personalized career platform, has closed $13 million in an oversubscribed Series A funding round led by WeWork and backed by investors including NEA, Valo Ventures, Workday Ventures and Gingerbread Capital. The round also included early seed investors: Cue Ball Capital, XFund, Female Founders Fund, Morgan Stanley, Uprising Investor […]

Hotels

Moxy Hotel Opens in Chelsea With Flower Garden

Rising 35 stories high into the New York City skyline, the Moxy NYC Chelsea hotel has opened its doors this month. Located at 105 W 28th Street (at 6th Avenue), the micro-room hotel was developed by Lightstone and is inspired by the surrounding Flower District. This is the third Moxy hotel to open in NYC, […]

News tv

Viacom Buys Pluto TV for $340 Million

NEW YORK — Viacom is expanding its streaming TV business with a deal to acquire Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service in U.S., for $340 million in cash. Viacom operates cable channels including MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and CMT. It also owns digital studio AwesomenessTV. Founded in 2013, Pluto TV is headquartered in Los Angeles […]

Restaurant

Danish Bakery Chain Opens First U.S. Location

NEW YORK — Danish bakery chain Ole & Steen has opened its first U.S. location in the heart of New York City’s Union Square. The opening marks the 100th store for the Danish bakery and their first expansion outside of Europe, with over 90 locations in Denmark and the UK. Located at 873 Broadway in a landmarked building originally constructed in 1900, […]

Real Estate

New JACX Development in LIC Fully Leased

NEW YORK — Tishman Speyer President and CEO Rob Speyer announced the company has completed lease agreements with Macy’s, Inc. and NewYork-Presbyterian to fill all of the remaining space at The JACX, its 1.2 million-square-foot creative office development currently under construction in Long Island City, Queens. The two lease agreements, totaling 328,000 square feet combined, brings The JACX, which consists of two […]

Offices Real Estate

Hudson River Trading Moving to 3 WTC

NEW YORK – Hudson River Trading is moving from 4 World Trade Center to new space at 3 World Trade Center, which opened last June. Silverstein Properties Chairman Larry Silverstein announced HRT has signed a lease with Hudson River Trading (HRT) for 136,000 square feet of office space at 3 WTC. Founded in 2002, HRT […]

Real Estate Retail

Hudson Yards to Feature Boutique Stores in Floor of Discovery

NEW YORK – Hudson Yards plans to unveil a lineup of boutique shops, dubbed the Floor of Discovery, on the second floor of The Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards in March. The Floor of Discovery will house a unique collection of first locations from online brands and experiential shopping offerings from modern brands. These store […]