Construction Real Estate

Construction Begins on Hudson Yards’ Observation Deck

NEW YORK – The massive Hudson Yards complex under construction on the West Side will have almost everything — including an observation deck. The developers of Hudson Yards — the Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group — have announced the start of construction on Hudson Yards’ Observation Deck. Standing more than 1,000 feet in the […]

Real Estate

SL Green Sells 1745 Broadway for $633 Million

NEW YORK — SL Green Realty Corp., New York City’s largest office landlord, together with its joint venture partner, Ivanhoe Cambridge, have entered into a contract to sell the leasehold office condominium at 1745 Broadway in Manhattan for $633 million, or $939 per square foot, to an institutional client of Invesco Real Estate. Known as […]

Retail

Nordstrom Men’s Store Opens in Manhattan

NEW YORK — Department store chain Nordstrom, Inc. has opened ts very first flagship New York City location and first ever stand-alone men’s store at 235 West 57th Street in Manhattan. The three-level 47,000 square foot store offers popular and designer brands, along with a range of convenient services to serve customers on their terms. […]

tv

Kevin Hart to Host CBS Reality Show

CBS has signed comedian and actor Kevin Hart to host his first reality show ever. Hart will host TKO: TOTAL KNOCK OUT, a brand new one-hour obstacle course competition series from executive producer Mark Burnett — known for producing Survivor, Shark Tank, The Voice and The Apprentice. The 10-episode series will premiere in summer 2018. […]

Technology

WebMD Launches Redesigned Symptom Checker

NEW YORK — If you’ve ever been worried about an illness and searched online, you’ve probably been to WebMD. The site announced it has launched a new version of its iconic WebMD Symptom Checker. First introduced in 2005, the Symptom Checker tool has been completely redesigned with an emphasis on providing a better user experience […]

Funding

Workfusion Secures $50 Million Series E

NEW YORK — WorkFusion, a company developing robotic process automation (RPA) software, has raised $50 million in Series E funding in a round led by Hawk Equity and Declaration Partners, bringing the company’s total investment to $118 million. Previous investors Georgian Partners, iNovia Capital and NGP Capital also participated. The capital will be used to […]

Funding

BetterCloud Closes $60 Million Funding

NEW YORK — BetterCloud, a developer of Software-as-a-Service (Saas) operations management platform, has closed a $60 million Series E financing round led by new investor Bain Capital Ventures. Also participating are existing investors Accel, Greycroft Partners (through Greycroft Growth), Flybridge Capital Partners, Tribeca Venture Partners, and New Amsterdam Growth Capital. This new round brings BetterCloud’s […]

Hotels

Radisson to Open Near Times Square

The Radisson Hotel Group announced signings for two new-build hotels to its portfolio in the Americas, located in New York City near Times Square Anaheim, Calif. (Radisson Blu) and New York City (Radisson). The Radisson Hotel in New York City will be located at 525 8th Ave., walking distance to Times Square, the Garment District, […]

Real Estate

North Brooklyn Sees Drop in Rents

NEW YORK — With the April 2019 shutdown of the L train looming closer, North Brooklyn rents continue to decline, according to the StreetEasy Market Report for February 2018. The StreetEasy Rent Index for North Brooklyn — which includes neighborhoods served by the L train, such as Williamsburg and Greenpoint — dropped for the seventh […]

Sports

ESPN+ Streaming Service to Launch April 12

ESPN is launching a new streaming service later this month called ESPN+. The new subscription service from Disney features ESPN branded content including NHL, MLB and college sports. It will launch on April 12 and offer fans a wide lineup of live sports, original content and on-demand programming for  $4.99 per month. The service is […]