With the holidays mere days away, clear your holiday gift giving list quickly and easily with these great ideas from Grand Central neighborhood retailers, vendors and service providers.
With the holidays mere days away, clear your holiday gift giving list quickly and easily with these great ideas from Grand Central neighborhood retailers, vendors and service providers. Why here? Because shopping in the Grand Central Partnership neighborhood offers both convenience to those short on time, and great variety to meet nearly any budget, desire or quantity needed.
Apple (Grand Central Terminal, East Balcony – 212-284-1800) offers technology products, accessories and gift cards sure to make the vast majority of your gift recipient list beside themselves with glee. Check out their favorite holiday gifts, here.
Brooks Brothers (346 Madison Avenue at 44th Street – 212-682-8800) has created handy gift guides for him and for her, as well as a selection of gift card designs for those who would rather leave the choice up to their giftee.
Grand Central Terminal is a great “one-stop” source for gifts year-round, but at this time of year, it’s even more a boon to holiday shoppers as Vanderbilt Hall hosts the fourteenth annual Grand Central Holiday Fair: a smorgasbord of unique, quality, often handmade products from a diverse group of the city’s best vendors.
Lord & Taylor (424 Fifth Avenue between 38th and 39th Streets – 212-391-3344) has a great gift guide with choices to satisfy nearly all your gift-buying needs! Take a look online at your leisure, then stop by the store to pick up everything you need and see their legendary holiday windows!
Paul Stuart (Madison Avenue at 45th Street – 212-682-0320) has released their 2013 Gift Guide and is offering free shipping on orders of $150 or more on the finest collection of distinguished gifts and exceptional menswear pieces included in the guide, all unique to Paul Stuart. Just enter HOLIDAY13 at checkout, now through December 13. They are also holding a sale on their Women’s apparel and accessories and, for their last monthly sweepstakes celebrating this, their 75th anniversary, they’re giving away $25,000! Enter to win here! (Winning that should help cover a LOT of gifts!)
For the holiday season, Potbelly Sandwich Shop (150 East 44th Street btwn Lexington and Third Avenues – 646-289-4202) has a special holiday cookie box, gift cards (for every $25 in gift cards purchased, receive a free sandwich card!), and – for the shopper – a Peppermint Twist Shake! Click here for more information.
The Center for Fiction (17 East 47th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues – 212-755-6710) is running an online auction through December 10th that features a wide variety of items with high potential for great gifts, including books signed by David Foster Wallace and Stephen King! Check out all the items in the auction, here.
The Library Shop (The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, First Floor, Room 116 – 212-930-0641) has a wide variety of gift items and holiday cards for sale as well as unique items related to the Library’s collection, history and great literary works in general. Check out the holiday section of their gift shop here.
Or, make a tax-deductible donation to The New York Public Library in your loved one’s name and pick from four unique e-card designs to send notifying the honoree of your gift.
Note: All proceeds from Shop sales go to support the mission of The New York Public Library. Library members receive a 10% discount on every purchase (join now).
The Morgan Library & Museum (225 Madison Avenue between 36th & 37th Streets – 212-685-0008) has a number of unique holiday gift ideas available from their museum shop, including “Poe Ho Ho” Greeting Cards. Check out the full list of items here.
The Palm Restaurant Group (In the GCP District: The Palm – 837 Second Avenue – 212-687-2953 and The Palm Too – 840 Second Avenue – 212-697-5198, both between 44th and 45th Streets) has a list of great ideas for gifts, including gift cards (receive a $25 thank you card when you purchase $250 worth of gift cards!), steak paks and more, here.
20392 class="post-20392 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-general category-home-features category-news tag-co-working tag-flexible tag-grand-central tag-midtown tag-nyc tag-office-space" http://grandcentralpartnership.org/news/midtown-is-full-of-great-flexible-workspace-options Midtown Is Full of Great Flexible Workspace Options August 21, 2013
Whatever your circumstances, The Grand Central neighborhood is full of affordable flexible work space options to meet your business’ needs.
Whether you’re looking for meeting space, supplemental space or a place to work while you’re on the road, The Grand Central neighborhood is full of affordable flexible workspace and co-working options to meet your business’ needs. Below are just a few of the many companies in our neighborhood that provide flexible office space and other services to help your business grow and succeed.
Carr Workplaces is a privately held national provider of flexible workplace solutions. With one workplace in our district (in the MetLife Building at 200 Park Avenue) and another newly opened Midtown workplace at 745 Fifth Avenue, Carr Workplaces offers a variety of services to help meet your business’ needs. Learn more about what they have to offer here.
Corporate Suites is a provider of office space rentals, virtual office services and meeting rooms with several locations here in the Grand Central neighborhood (275 Madison Avenue at 40th Street, 641 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, 825 Third Avenue at 50th Street and 757 Third Avenue at 47th Street) and around New York City. Learn more about their services here.
Jay Suites is a modern, full-service office space provider with business centers near Grand Central at 369 Lexington Avenue, on Fifth Avenue at West 46th Street and all around New York City. Learn more about their services and take a video tour of their NYC office spaces here.
NYC Office Suites is a New York City-based provider of turn-key flexible office space. They have 3 locations in the Grand Central neighborhood (708 3rd Avenue at 44th Street, 733 3rd Avenue at 45th Street and 420 Lexington Avenue at 44th Street) as well as a Plaza District location at 1350 Avenue of the Americas. Click here for more information about their locations including full lists of services provided, floor plans and more.
Regus is a worldwide provider of flexible workplace solutions with over 80 locations around New York City including many in and around the Grand Central neighborhood. Their new flagship business center at 747 Third Avenue offers a range of business services from meeting rooms to day offices and more. To learn more about the flagship and Regus’ many other NYC locations, click here.
19425 class="post-19425 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-general category-home-features category-news category-things-to-do-features tag-catering tag-events tag-grand-central-neighborhood tag-luncheon" http://grandcentralpartnership.org/news/let-one-of-these-gcp-area-businesses-cater-your-next-event Let One of These GCP Area Businesses Cater Your Next Event July 18, 2013
Whether you’re putting on an event or luncheon or just don’t want to leave the cool confines of the office in this sweltering heat, the Grand Central neighborhood has got what you need when it comes to catering options.
Whether you’re putting on an event or luncheon or just don’t want to leave the cool confines of the office in this sweltering heat, the Grand Central neighborhood has got what you need when it comes to catering options. Here are a few of the many great options:
Patina Restaurant Group – owner and operator of Café Centro, Naples 45, La Fonda del Sol, Cucina & Co. and Beer Bar (all in the MetLife Building) and many other great restaurants. Click here for more about their catering division.
19137 class="post-19137 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-general category-news tag-android tag-app tag-free tag-grand-central-terminal tag-iphone tag-restaurants tag-shopping" http://grandcentralpartnership.org/news/download-the-new-grand-central-terminal-app-today Download the New Grand Central Terminal App Today! May 21, 2013
MTA Metro-North Railroad encourages you to ‘tap into the Terminal’ with their new free app for iPhone and Android. Learn more here
MTA Metro-North Railroad encourages you to ‘tap into the Terminal’ with their new free app for iPhone and Android. The app offers users real-time Metro-North train information along with news and upcoming events and a guide to the Terminal’s great eateries, shops and secrets.
Learn more about the app here.
18953 class="post-18953 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-general category-news tag-bars-lounges tag-nyc-business-express tag-nyc-hospitality-alliance tag-required-signs tag-restaurants" http://grandcentralpartnership.org/news/gcp-area-restaurants-bars-lounges-avoid-fines-with-helpful-new-checklist-of-required-signs City Helps Restaurants, Bars & Lounges Avoid Fines with Helpful New Checklist of Required Signs April 23, 2013
In order to help NYC restaurants, bars and lounges avoid fines and comply with city wide regulations, the City is announcing the NYC Checklist for Required Signs for Restaurants & Bars, which puts posting requirements for these types of business – from hand washing to polygraph protection – in one place.
In order to help NYC restaurants, bars and lounges avoid fines and comply with city wide regulations, the City is announcing the NYC Checklist for Required Signs for Restaurants & Bars, which puts posting requirements for these types of business – from hand washing to polygraph protection – in one place. The checklist is a collaboration between NYC Business Express and the NYC Hospitality Alliance.
For more information on other city initiatives aimed at making government easier, clearer and faster for business, click here.
18522 class="post-18522 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-general category-news tag-grand-by-design tag-grand-central-terminal-centennial tag-grand-gourmet tag-metro-north-railroad tag-mta tag-taxi-stand tag-vanderbilt-hall" http://grandcentralpartnership.org/news/gcp-contributions-to-grand-central-terminals-centennial-celebration GCP Collaborates with MTA Metro-North Railroad on Renovation Projects February 19, 2013
In order to commemorate and celebrate Grand Central Terminal’s centennial, we collaborated with MTA Metro-North Railroad to refurbish the Taxi Stand at the corner of Vanderbilt Avenue and 42nd Street along with one of the 16 original, historic street lights that once lined the elevated drive around the Terminal.
Principal among these projects, we worked with MTA Metro-North Railroad to refurbish one of the 16 original, historic street lights that lined the elevated drive around the Terminal for much of the 20th century. The light is currently on display as part of the Terminal’s Grand by Design installation in Vanderbilt Hall that will be showing through March 15, 2013. The light will also be featured as our centerpiece for this year’s special Centennial edition of Grand Gourmet! Stop in and see this beautifully restored work of art today!
Another improvement project undertaken as part of the Terminal’s centennial celebration was the refurbishment of the taxi stand at the corner of 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue, which GCP staffs seven days a week from 7am to 11pm. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Metro-North for their fine work rebuilding and restoring this practical, yet attractive street fixture that is so integral to our taxi dispatching operations! Check out a photo of the new taxi stand here.
18398 class="post-18398 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-general category-news tag-arts-culture tag-bars-lounges tag-cocktails tag-openings tag-pop-art tag-restaurants tag-soho" http://grandcentralpartnership.org/news/pop-international-galleries-and-the-lcl-open-in-grand-central-area POP International Galleries and The LCL: Bar & Kitchen Open in Grand Central Area January 31, 2013
In January, we welcomed several new businesses to the neighborhood, including POP International Galleries and The LCL: Bar & Kitchen. Read more about them here.
In January, we welcomed several new businesses to the neighborhood. Among them are POP International Galleries (153 East 53rd Street, ‘The Atrium’ at Citigroup Center – 212-533-4262) and The LCL: Bar & Kitchen (212 East 42nd Street, Inside The Westin New York Grand Central – (212) 490-8900).
Specializing in Pop Art, Urban Art and art and photography that is derived from, or influenced by, popular culture, POP International Galleries, which opened its flagship on West Broadway in 1997, brings the feel of SoHo to Midtown. As the only street level Pop Art gallery in SoHo, and now the only gallery of its kind in Midtown, it is a great source for all collectors and art admirers.
Events at the gallery often include guest lectures and discussions, screenings and slide shows as well as charitable tie-ins, making POP International Galleries very much a part of the community at large. For a list of upcoming events at the gallery, click here.
The LCL, which just opened in one of our neighborhood’s newest hotels, The Westin New York Grand Central (212 East 42nd Street, between Second and Third Avenues – 212-490-8900), a new restaurant concept from leading nightlife operator, Gerber Group. Every morning, enjoy great grab and go breakfast options, including Stumptown Coffee Roasters and Organic Avenue juices. At night, The LCL offers creative cocktails and seasonal menu options in a contemporary setting inspired by nature. For more information on menus and promotions, follow them on Twitter.
18377 class="post-18377 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-general category-news tag-business-services tag-improvements tag-new-business-acceleration tag-nycsbs tag-small-business" http://grandcentralpartnership.org/news/new-city-initiatives-make-government-easier-clearer-and-faster-for-business New City Initiatives Make Government Easier, Clearer and Faster for Business January 30, 2013
As part of its latest quarterly progress report, the City highlighted a series of new initiatives aimed at making government more effective and efficient in helping businesses open, operate, and expand. Find out how these efforts can help your business.
As part of its latest quarterly progress report, the City highlighted a series of new initiatives aimed at making government more effective and efficient in helping businesses open, operate, and expand. Below is a list of some of the ways in which the recent improvements have helped – and will continue to help – new, growing and recovering businesses in our neighborhood and around the city. Click here for the full list.
New Business Acceleration
The New Business Acceleration Team (NBAT) has helped open 1,074 new restaurants —creating 11,417 new jobs. The team provides businesses with a single client manager as they work with city agencies to meet regulation and open. If you’re opening a new business or working to re-open your business after Hurricane Sandy and want to learn more about how NBAT can help you, click here.
New Online Status Checks
Also available through NBAT, new online status checks are possible for restaurants undergoing reviews and inspections.
100% of applications available online
All application forms for business licenses and permits can now be downloaded as a PDF or applied for directly online, saving you time from having to go to facilities to pick up applications forms.
New online plan submissions for small construction projects
For the first time, small construction projects and self-certified permitting is possible through digital plan review at the NYC Development Hub. This can accelerate the review and approval of the 50,000 applications submitted each year for home renovations, office improvements and small repairs. To learn more, click here.
18361 class="post-18361 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-general category-news tag-commercial-office-space tag-economic-development tag-nycedc tag-survey" http://grandcentralpartnership.org/news/take-the-nycedc-commercial-office-space-survey Take the NYCEDC Commercial Office Space Survey January 30, 2013
The New York City Economic Development Corporation wants to better understand how the City’s current stock of office space aligns with the demands of emerging and high-growth companies. Help by taking this brief survey.
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) wants to better understand how the City’s current stock of office space aligns with the demands of emerging and high-growth companies.
As a first step, NYCEDC has created a short survey to understand tenant demand. For area businesses that occupy or are looking for high-quality affordable office space (that is, mostly Class B and C office space), please take a few minutes to weigh in with your informed knowledge and perspectives.
Click here to start the survey. It should only take 5-7 minutes to complete.
If you’d like to help NYCEDC by answering follow-up questions by phone or e-mail, you’ll have an opportunity to volunteer during the survey.
Thank you for your participation. Your input will help inform policies to ensure the availability of desirable office space into the next decade, and contribute to the city’s long-term economic strength.
18171 class="post-18171 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-events category-general category-news tag-american-cancer-society tag-coaches-vs-cancer tag-fundraising tag-real-estate-board-of-new-york tag-sneakers" http://grandcentralpartnership.org/news/join-the-real-estate-community-to-fight-cancer-on-january-28 Join the Real Estate Community to Fight Cancer on January 28 January 4, 2013
The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) is joining members Cushman & Wakefield, The Corcoran Group and Sidney Fetner Associates to encourage staff members to make a $5 donation to the American Cancer Society and wear sneakers with their normal business attire on January 28, 2013. Click to learn more and join the effort.
The Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) is joining members Cushman & Wakefield, The Corcoran Group and Sidney Fetner Associates to encourage staff members to make a $5 donation to the American Cancer Society and wear sneakers with their normal business attire on January 28, 2013. This effort is in support of the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Challenge, a annual collaboration collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.