Restaurant

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Opens Sixth NJ Restaurant

Ruth’s Chris Steak House has opened its 156th restaurant in The Outlets at Bergen Town Center in busy Paramus along Route 4. This is the sixth Ruth’s Chris restaurant in New Jersey. The upscale steakhouse offers a stylish and modern atmosphere along with the brand’s legendary, sizzling steaks, award-winning spirits program and exceptional service. The new […]

Airlines

JetBlue Rolls Out Face ID Gate at JFK

(Photo: Jetblue’s Terminal 5 at JFK International Airport.) NEW YORK — JetBlue has introduced its first fully-integrated biometric self-boarding gate at New York’s John F.Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in partnership with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Customers flying to select international destinations from Terminal 5 at New York-JFK can now board even faster with […]

Retail

Five Below Opens First Manhattan Store

NEW YORK — Discount retailer Five Below, where every item is $5 or less, has opened its first Manhattan store on Fifth Avenue. The chain has nearly 750 stores in 30 states and its merchandise is geared mostly to tweens (10-12) and teenagers. Selling everything from smartphone accessories and Bluetooth speakers to fashion and beauty […]

Funding

RapidSOS Secures $30 Million Series B

NEW YORK — RapidSOS has secured a $30 million Series B funding round to expand its advanced emergency technology platform. The funding was led by Playground Global, with participation from Highland Capital Partners, M12 (Microsoft’s Venture Fund), Two Sigma Ventures, Forte Ventures, The Westly Group, CSAA IG, and notable individuals including three former FCC Chairmen and Ralph de la Vega – former […]

Magazine News

Meredith Selling Fortune for $150 Million

DES MOINES, Iowa  and NEW YORK — Meredith Corporation is selling the FORTUNE media brand and business magazine for $150 million cash to Fortune Media Group Holdings Limited, wholly owned by Thai businessman Chatchaval Jiaravanon. The transaction is expected to close later this year. Mr. Jiaravanon’s family owns Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Group (www.cpgroupglobal.com), an international conglomerate […]

Music News

Billboard Names Ariana Grande Woman of the Year

NEW YORK — Music news magazine Billboard has named Ariana Grande its 2018 Woman of the Year. The award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and activist will accept the honor at the 13th annual Women in Music dinner and awards ceremony on December 6 in New York City. The event, held in conjunction with the release of […]

Offices Real Estate

Columbia Property Leases 149 Madison Ave. to WeWork

Photo: WeWork is leasing 115,000 square feet of space at 149 Madison Ave. NEW YORK — Columbia Property Trust, Inc. has signed a 115,000-square-foot, long-term lease with WeWork, the world’s leading shared office space provider, for the entire office portion of 149 Madison Avenue, Columbia’s 12-story Midtown South building. WeWork has recently become the largest […]

Real Estate Retail

Ripco, Related Secure 80,000 Square Feet for Bronx Market

NEW YORK – RIPCO Real Estate and Related Companies announced that Food Bazaar Supermarket signed an 80,000 square-foot lease at Bronx Terminal Market. Developed by Related Companies in 2009, Bronx Terminal Market is home to a variety of restaurant and retail tenants, and Food Bazaar – which will be the largest supermarket in the borough […]

Hotels

Aliz Hotel Opens Near Times Square

Photo: The fabulous lounge on the 40th floor of the new Aliz Hotel. (Andres Escobar) NEW YORK –  The Aliz Hotel Times Square has opened it doors this month debuting as one of the tallest hotels in NYC. Developed by Aliz Group and managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, the new property is located at […]

Retail

Adidas Launches Women’s Workout Collection

Photo: adidas Statement Collection NYC event (L-R) Ally Love, Katie Becker, Karlie Kloss, Pascha Naderi-Nejad, Hannah Fallis Bronfman NEW YORK — At an event in NYC today, adidas introduced a new capsule fitness collection designed to support women from sunrise yoga to happy hour and all the moments in between. Inspired by adidas’ global network […]