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May 29, 2020

Hudson Yards’ newest retailer, Strictly Cycling Collective, organizes a bicycle giveaway for frontline health care workers

Strictly Cycling Collective, and manufacturer Specialized, provided free state-of-the-art bicycles to frontline workers as a thank you for their hard work in continuing to keep us safe.

In a gesture of good will towards New York City’s essential health care workers, new Hudson Yards retailer Strictly Cycling Collective arranged a giveaway of brand new bicycles. Nominated by friends and colleagues for their service, 39 selected workers received state-of-the-art bikes that were donated from high-end bike brand Specialized. The high-quality bikes will help make these workers’ city commutes safer and easier as they continue serving the community during the pandemic. To learn more about Strictly Cycling Collective, which will offer bicycles, apparel, servicing and a café and bar, visit their website.


May 29, 2020

Rosemary Square embraces first phase of public reopening in West Palm Beach

After adopting comprehensive new health measures, the city center is welcoming guests to visit the first wave of shops and restaurants opening their doors.

In West Palm Beach, Rosemary Square has begun the process of reopening. Following the guidance of local, state and national public health authorities, the initial round of stores and restaurants have opened after integrating enhanced safety protocols at their locations, with more openings to follow in the coming weeks. Among the precautions being taken are the introduction of multiple hand sanitizing stations positioned in high traffic public areas, hourly deep cleaning sessions that address common areas, multiple neighborhood locations established for restaurant takeout and pickup and limits placed on the total number of guests inside establishments at any given time.

Rosemary Square’s design as an open-air and walkable location, as well as its ample outdoor restaurant seating, help make physical distancing easier for guests while allowing them to enjoy the beautiful spring weather. See the full list of announced openings here.

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April 23, 2020

Hudson Yards brings the best of the neighborhood to your home

#HYatHome offers an interactive content library including kids’ activities, fitness and wellness tips, food and dining recipes and more.

To encourage staying safe at home, Hudson Yards and its retail and restaurant partners are bringing together hands-on content tailored for everyone to enjoy. Partners from Kiehl’s to Hudson Yards Grill are creating fun diversions to teach new skills and keep the family entertained at home. Explore a sampling of the activities:

  • Now is the time to venture out of your cooking comfort zone. Using just a few household staples, you can try this quick and easy recipe for striped bass from Citarella owner Joe Gurrera.
  • Balancing home office life and family life can be a challenge when you’re working from home with your kids around. That’s why children’s boutique Milk & Honey Babies’ owner Ariana Adams has shared How to Balance Working From Home, which includes her own personal tips and advice for achieving equilibrium.
  • Want a simple and delectable idea for tonight’s dinner from Hudson Yards Grill’s executive chef? Learn this Pasta alla Gricia recipe straight from chef Michael Lomonaco as he prepares it step-by-step in his own kitchen.
  • Being inside more often doesn’t have to mean being less active. These stress-reducing exercises recommended by Hudson Yards Health Center physical therapist Shraddha Bhatia, PT, DPT can help soothe specific parts of the body while improving mental well-being. 
  • How can you keep your skin healthy while remaining indoors? Kiehl’s has all the answers for turning your home into your very own spa with their Stay-Inside Skin Care Regimen to ensure that you can maintain a glowing complexion.
  • While social distancing, a weekly virtual happy hour is a great way to keep in touch with friends. Here to help make your meet-up even better is this guide from Queensyard’s mixologists that includes cocktail tips for using ingredients that you already have at home.

To stay connected and explore more content from Hudson Yards @ Home, visit Hudson Yards’ website or Instagram and follow the hashtag #HYatHome.

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April 23, 2020

Rosemary Square supports the West Palm Beach community

The neighborhood offers support to the local community through partnerships, donations and virtual programming.

At Rosemary Square, keeping the community together while staying safe is more important now than ever. The city center is making a number of efforts to support medical professionals, locals and businesses in the area most affected by the pandemic. Learn more about what’s happening at Rosemary Square:

  • In a partnership with the Palm Beach Harvest food pantry, Rosemary Square is providing a drive-through service serving hot meals free of charge. Individuals or families in need are welcome to take up to four meals per car. Learn more about the initiative here.
  • At the Hilton West Palm Beach, the hotel is providing free rooms to medical professionals who are working on the front lines, making it possible for these courageous workers to rest and recharge in comfort after long shifts.
  • “The Gift of Take Out” gift card promotion rewards the community when they support local businesses. For every $100 spent within a consecutive 7 days at the neighborhood’s restaurants, people will receive a $20 gift card from Rosemary Square to say “thank you.” You can find the details on participating restaurants here.
  • As part of the #LightItBlue national movement to celebrate health care workers and first responders everywhere, The Wishing Tree is going blue on a nightly basis to honor their selfless service.
  • In collaboration with local creators and businesses, Rosemary Square is curating an ongoing lineup of virtual entertainment. Everything from Friday trivia nights held via Zoom to exclusive recipes provided by Rosemary Square restaurants are helping to keep people engaged while they stay safe at home. See the full lineup of events and activities here.
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April 10, 2020

Hudson Yards, Bronx Terminal Market and The Shops at Columbus Circle #LightItBlue

Join us in saying thank you to the health care and essential workers working tirelessly to keep us safe.

As part of the national #LightItBlue movement, Bronx Terminal Market, Vessel at Hudson Yards, The Shops at Columbus Circle and other major landmarks in New York City are standing together to say thank you to those dedicated to defeating this pandemic. For live updates on the campaign, follow the #LightItBlue hashtag on social media.


April 8, 2020

Community bands together at Hudson Yards to help feed NYC’s heroes

Related and José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen join forces to provide free meals for the city’s health care workers and emergency responders.

In an effort to help workers fighting the pandemic, Related and José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen (WCK) have partnered to feed New York City’s workers on the front lines, including health care workers, soldiers, police officers, EMTs and support staff. To aid these workers who are serving at various temporary field hospitals on Manhattan’s West Side, a WCK outpost has been established on the southeast corner of 34th Street and 11th Avenue.

An initial donation of $1,000,000 from Related and Wells Fargo, each contributing $500,000, has kicked off the WCK outpost’s funding campaign, which aims to use the power of food to help the local community in a time of need. The outpost at 55 Hudson Yards is made possible in part by Mitsui Fudosan Americas, Inc. and Oxford Properties Group.

At the WCK outpost, all relief workers are welcome to pick up free meals for themselves, their families and their colleagues seven days a week from 11am to 5pm from a group of volunteers made up of WCK’s Chef Relief Team, Related Companies’ volunteers and Hudson Yards’ restaurant staff.

Proceeds from donations will directly benefit WCK’s efforts with Hudson Yards. To donate and help reach the funding goal of $5,000,000, visit the HY ❤ WCK: Relief on the Hudson GoFundMe and submit your contribution.

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December 17, 2019

Penthouse with panoramic rooftop terrace debuts in San Francisco

An emphasis on high design and opulent amenities define this gem at The Avery.

This top-floor, 4,170-square-foot penthouse resides over 600 feet above San Francisco at The Avery, a new 56-story tower designed by OMA—the firm founded by Pritzker Prize-winner Rem Koolhaas. Possibly the most stand-out feature is the residence’s private rooftop terrace that provides 360-degree views of the San Francisco Bay, Bay Bridge and the city skyline. Serene interiors by Clodagh use feng shui, biophilia and chromatherapy to create a harmonious aesthetic in the 3-bedroom, 5.5-bathroom home, such as the open gourmet kitchen accented by custom oak cabinetry and Michelangelo marble counters, backsplash and island. The suite of Miele appliances boasts a 6-burner gas cooktop and built-in wine refrigerator that can store up to 48 bottles. The master bedroom features dual walk-in closets and dual spa-inspired bathrooms with a Kaledewei soaking tub, frameless glass-enclosed shower and Dornbracht waterfall bath fixture and hand shower.

Beyond the penthouse, The Avery’s 30,000-plus square feet of luxe amenity spaces ensure that aesthetics and effortlessness distinguish the residential experience. Residents can host unforgettable dinner parties in the formal dining room that seats 20 or in the state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen with a chef’s table. Whether it’s finishing the weekly to-do list or making the move-in process go smoothly, Hello Alfred’s Life Simplified service is available to help all Avery residents achieve a balanced home life. Stylist-in-residence Mary Gonsalves Kinney of MGK Style will offer a complimentary one-hour styling session and closet review to all condo owners and provide ongoing fashion consulting with her ready-to-wear and couture collection. Acclaimed Gallery Wendi Norris has curated the building’s in-house art collection of 22 striking pieces by 15 artists, including outdoor sculpture Absorption, Berlin-based Alicja Kwade’s first permanent public installation in the United States.

Click here to learn more about The Avery.


December 10, 2019

Airy Chicago condo captures the elusive feeling of home

“Starchitect”-designed three-bedroom residence at One Bennett Park is defined by thoughtful details.

Looking out from the 42nd floor of limestone stunner One Bennett Park—Chicago’s first high-rise by the celebrated Robert A.M. Stern Architects—this sprawling 3-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom apartment with northern exposures embodies the feel of a single-family home in over 2,120 square feet while providing access to one of the city’s premier neighborhoods. Due to One Bennett Park’s eight-corner design, twice as many corner rooms exist per floor (compared to the average building’s four), enabling numerous sizable windows to be located along multiple walls. The RAMSA-designed classically inspired windows feature painted wood crown moldings and showcase unhampered views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline from every room.

The home’s interior features many elegant details custom-designed by RAMSA, such as the wood paneled millwork kitchen cabinetry crafted by a family-owned company in Pennsylvania and the double vanity topped with Statuario marble in the master bathroom. Along with 10-foot ceilings and white-oak hardwood wide-plank flooring—both custom-designed by RAMSA—these elements collectively lend the residence an airy and sophisticated atmosphere. The residence’s layout centers around the spacious kitchen, which is combined with a dining room and family room, forming an inviting and open communal space to be enjoyed for multiple generations.

Click here to learn more about One Bennett Park.


December 10, 2019

Hip hop’s rich and vital history brought to life in the Bronx

Universal Hip Hop Museum hosts a virtual art exhibit at Bronx Terminal Market.

On December 6th at Bronx Terminal Market, a new responsive art exhibit opened, taking visitors on a personalized journey through more than 40 years of hip hop history. [R]Evolution of Hip Hop Breakbeat Narratives is a collaboration between the forthcoming Universal Hip Hop Museum, MIT Center for Advanced Virtuality and Microsoft. Artists and computer scientists have combined artificial intelligence and augmented reality technologies to tell engaging stories about the hip hop movement—from its modest beginnings at parties in the South Bronx to its undeniable global impact.

First, museumgoers will be greeted by The Elementals, a cast of virtual characters that each represent a fundamental component of hip hop culture (MCing, DJing, breakdancing, graffiti art and knowledge). Then they’ll be asked questions that will help guide their virtual experience, such as “What is your favorite hip hop song?” Through conversations with these characters, viewers can explore narratives about the history of hip hop that cater to their specific interests, as well as broader social issues associated with the movement like gender, fashion and location. Tickets to the exhibition are free and will be available until the Universal Hip Hop Museum’s official opening at Bronx Point in 2023.

Click here to learn more about the Universal Hip Hop Museum.


December 3, 2019

First phase of affordable community completed in Chicago

Lathrop debuts revitalized historic residences and 11 acres of green space.

Situated on 34 acres along the Chicago River’s North Branch, Lathrop is a revitalized mixed-income rental community. Originally established in 1938 as a public housing community, Lathrop now includes market rate, affordable and subsidized public housing, along with plentiful green space and a reimagined riverfront.

The first phase of redevelopment presents 355 apartments, ranging from studios to four-bedrooms, housed within historic residential buildings. The apartments’ interiors have been fully renovated and most of the buildings’ charming brick exteriors have been preserved. An additional 59 apartments have been completed within a new-construction mid-rise building. When finished, Lathrop will house over 1,000 apartments—the majority of which will be below market rate.

Award-winning firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (MVVA) has reimagined the 5-acre riverfront Lathrop Park. The public green space, including the 2-acre Great Lawn originally designed by Danish landscape icon Jens Jensen, has been restored for residents and neighbors while conserving the original grounds’ sense of peace and communal gathering. MVVA has made the adjacent river and native plants focal points in the landscape, with a quarter-mile of riverwalk lined by a promenade of birch trees and a new dog park encircled by a grove of gingko trees. Additional amenities encourage outdoor fun, like the boathouse and riverfront kayak launch or the Elizabeth Wood Park with a playground and climbing equipment for kids of all ages.

Click here to learn more about Lathrop.


December 3, 2019

Lushly landscaped urban oasis now leasing in San Francisco

Mason on Mariposa is a green respite in sunny Potrero Hill.

San Francisco’s newest luxury rental, the 299-apartment Mason on Mariposa, offers over 65,000 square feet of upscale amenities—including 25,000 square feet of landscaped outdoor spaces like Mariposa Mews, a private, creek-inspired greenway that connects Mariposa and the 18th Street corridor. Native vegetation like chain ferns and southern magnolia trees line the Mews and the buildings’ ample courtyards, which feature barbecue grills and outdoor dining areas. Additional open-air perks include a garden lounge with dedicated co-working space, as well as a rooftop deck with outdoor kitchens, fire pits and TVs with lounge seating set against a backdrop of expansive city and bay views.

Click here to learn more about Mason on Mariposa.


November 26, 2019

Interactive artwork and winter celebrations to illuminate South Florida

Rosemary Square is toasting the holidays with large-scale art installations and a festive event series.

West Palm Beach’s Rosemary Square will soon transform into a winter spectacle brimming with cultural events and year-end festivities. “Holiday Celebration on the Square” will kick off the holiday season on November 30th by debuting light installation The Wishing Tree, a 32-foot tall banyan tree designed by Symmetry Labs with 10,000 leaves made of 100,000 full-color LED lights. Each individual light can be programmed with a different color and brightness level—resulting in a glimmering, ever-changing light show. On that same evening, visitors will experience Rosemary Square’s first night of “real” snowfall, which will recur every night thereafter through New Year’s Eve.

Another forthcoming installation that plays with light is MEIYW (My East Is Your West), a pulsating LED statement by Mumbai-based artist Shilpa Gupta. Each neon letter in the sequence “WMYEIAOSUTR” gradually lights up to reveal the sentence “My East Is Your West.” Gupta’s work encourages viewers to reflect upon social, political and geographical boundaries and how they affect identity.

On December 6th, Danish artist Jeppe Hein will be present at the Square to unveil Water West Pavilion, his first permanent art exhibition in Florida. The celebration of Hein’s interactive, large-scale water installation will include dance performances commissioned by local not-for-profit Ballet Florida. Hein will be available to meet and greet the public as they play with his “social sculpture” and weave through the transient rooms made by vertical columns of water.

Additional holiday event highlights include live music and activities observing the first day of Hanukkah (with a candle lighting lesson and children’s storytelling), Christmas Day, Kwanzaa (with live West African dancing and drumming) and New Year’s Eve. For visitors who want to satisfy their Christmas fixes, pop-up bar Miracle on Rosemary opens November 25th with “naughty and nice” themed cocktails, an abundance of vintage holiday decorations and classic Christmas carols. Miracle on Rosemary will also host an ugly sweater party on December 2nd alongside other global Miracle locations in an attempt to break the world record for the largest ugly sweater party.

Click here to learn more about Rosemary Square.


November 19, 2019

New art installations brighten up Long Island City

The Point features lighting displays and murals by famed local artists.

Commissioned by Related Fund Management and coordinated by urban design firm Totem, a series of bright and colorful design installations by local creatives and fabricators are livening up high-traffic walkways in Long Island City. Bright geometric pieces include a neon lighting display, interactive digital projections and two massive murals situated near The Point LIC, a growing commercial and retail community encompassing two marquee buildings: The Blanchard and The Paragon.

Artist Todd Polenberg worked with FANTÁSTICA, Totem’s in-house design studio, to transform a 140-foot-long fence into a brilliantly glowing passageway. The blocks of horizontal LED lights, called Light Speed, not only beautify the underpass, but also improve visibility for people passing through on foot. Up above on the pedestrian bridge at 21st Street between 50th and 51st Avenues, Chris Jordan’s vivid geometric projections entitled Lumi Ciclo similarly brighten up the busy walkway, the high contrast stripes steadily changing over time without spilling onto the tracks below. The lighting displays also connect The Paragon to The Blanchard, making it easy for employees to travel between each building and get their caffeine fixes at the new Coffee Project NY (located at The Blanchard) and Starbucks (located at The Paragon). Street artist Mauricio Arenas aka DeGrupo also contributed art to the underpass in the form of a mural called DIVERSITY AND UNITY. Two additional artworks by DeGrupo consist of THE POINT LIC, a vibrant, welcoming mural situated next to The Paragon, and original painting WELCOLORS 23 displayed within The Paragon’s lobby.

Click here to learn more about The Point.


November 19, 2019

Comprehensive research, academic and business center to connect downtown Detroit

14-acre Detroit Center for Innovation is forming the next frontier of tech and business leadership.

Detroit Center for Innovation (DCI)—a new multi-building research, education and business complex—is coming to downtown Detroit with the mission to help stimulate the local economy, strengthen the region’s talent pipeline and engage the community. Related Founder and Chairman Stephen M. Ross contributed a major gift to help develop the site’s central 190,000-square-foot academic building, which will be operated by the University of Michigan. The research and education center is anticipated to serve up to 1,000 graduate and senior-level undergraduate students as they conduct research and take courses in high-tech disciplines like artificial intelligence, data science, entrepreneurship, sustainability, cybersecurity, financial technology, mobility and more. The Center’s first phase of development will also include a business incubator and startup services, collaboration and R&D space for established companies, housing, a hotel and a conference center.

DCI aims to bring the top minds from the private sector together with the public and academic sectors. University of Michigan’s faculty will consult with local businesses to design academic programs that will address the community’s most urgent needs, such as keeping the area’s workforce up to speed with evolving technological advancements, and programs will be reevaluated every few years to determine whether they are still in demand. This collaborative approach intends to encourage business growth in Detroit and inspire graduating students to establish their companies locally, where they would receive ongoing support from the Center.

Click here to learn more about Detroit Center for Innovation.


November 12, 2019

Penthouse condo in Manhattan designed by an icon

A nearly 7,000-square-foot triplex from the late legend Zaha Hadid overlooks Chelsea.

With views to the south, east and north, the crown jewel of this penthouse residence at 520 West 28th Street is the 2,218-square-foot private wraparound roof terrace with automatic sliding doors that features a bird’s eye views of the adjacent High Line. Tinted electrochromic glass in bathrooms maximizes sunlight and allows residents privacy with the touch of a button while a private elevator entrance enables them to come and go discreetly. Owners can also take advantage of a fully-robotic indoor parking garage that safely shepherds cars into individual storage pods, and they can store valuables and seasonal items inside Swiss bank-inspired automated vaults with private viewing rooms.

Situated in Chelsea, 520 West 28th fully embodies the neighborhood’s cultural and artistic vibe. The late Zaha Hadid’s approach to crafting a luxury condo has resulted in a graceful and functional steel façade—the chevron pattern seamlessly links all eleven levels and provides residents enhanced privacy while not compromising on views. Over 900 individual pieces of steel, glass and stone compose the exterior, woven together using an intricate design process. Each curved steel section was initially hand-prepared in Pennsylvania and then laser cut by computers to achieve ultimate precision, resulting in a sinewy appearance heavily inspired by the natural world. The novel design has contributed to Hadid’s legacy of working with—rather than against—a building’s surrounding landscape. The first woman to win the Pritzker Prize and the Royal Gold Medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects, Hadid will be remembered for creating iconic and organic spaces that dare us to dream bigger.

Click here to inquire about 520 West 28th.


November 12, 2019

Three-bedroom corner unit floats over New York City

Access to exclusive wellness amenities sets this luxury condo apart.

This 3,100-square-foot 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom corner apartment is perched on the 65th floor of the tallest residential building at Hudson Yards. Designed for wellness enthusiasts, the building offers private amenities including a fitness center with advanced equipment exclusively reserved for residents and their trainers, as well as complimentary two-year access to the building’s 60,000-square-foot Equinox fitness club (part of Equinox Hotel) that features a SoulCycle® studio and outdoor pool. For a more tailored workout, elite gym-within-a-gym service “E by Equinox” offers personal training sessions and more intimate fitness classes than what’s available to everyone else. Owners can also wind down at the Spa at Equinox, which offers premier treatments and amenities like cryotherapy—where a flash frozen session in minus 150 degrees reaps anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory benefits—private meditation pods and infrared saunas. Residents are in safe hands, since each service has been approved by a team of health experts specifically to help manage stress, promote rejuvenation and reduce signs of aging.

Designed to achieve stringent LEED Gold certification, 35 Hudson Yards has sustainability baked into its DNA. Within Hudson Yards, energy is constantly being conserved and reused, whether it’s rooftop stormwater being collected and filtered to water plants in the gardens or the microgrid and cogeneration plants. Each residence also comes ready with smart lighting fixtures and programmable climate controls with multiple zones, intended to reduce energy usage while maximizing comfort. Purified water, ducted fresh air with multiple filtration points, enhanced soundproofing and green cleaning all contribute to optimal resident health and well-being.

Click here to inquire about 35 Hudson Yards.


November 5, 2019

First-ever residential “makerspace” opens in New York

Sandbox Powered by Related, an innovation lab for tinkerers and artists of all ages, welcomes residents of 520 West 28th.

Sandbox Powered by Related is an innovation space for imagination: residents and their guests can design new creations with the state-of-the-art Glowforge laser cutter or Ultimaker 3D printer, or fly high above distant foreign cities in the VR room featuring equipment by VIVE and Oculus. With a mission to engage and inspire thinkers of all ages, Sandbox presents a one-of-its-kind amenity space for residents of the Zaha Hadid’s 520 West 28th condominium.

Beyond its role as a makerspace, Sandbox strives to create a sense of community and belonging, no matter your experience level or knowledge of tech. Hands-on programming spans topics like robotics, game design and app development. Each event provides opportunities to meet and team up with other creators, held in collaboration with industry leaders like Morphi and the Brooklyn Robot Foundry. If you have any questions or you need extra help solving a problem, you’ll also have access to vetted STEAM—science, technology, engineering, art and math—professionals available for on-site mentoring and training.

One area to explore is the littleBits station where young (and young-at-heart) creators can connect small pieces of modular circuitry to form interactive objects, such as a battery-powered LED light that turns on and off with a tiny lever. Designed by an MIT alumna, littleBits imparts engineering fundamentals through physical trial-and-error, which teaches valuable new skills and engages non-traditional learners.

Click here to learn more about Sandbox.


November 5, 2019

Hover 1,131 feet above New York City at Hudson Yards

Tickets are on sale now for the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere.

Opening March 11th, 2020, Edge is a 7,500-square-foot outdoor sky deck offering a panoramic playground for urban explorers. From 8am to midnight 365 days per year, visitors will be able to venture out 80 feet extending from the building’s 100th floor and take in 360-degree views of New York City from Central Park down to the Statue of Liberty to New Jersey and beyond. Edge’s lofty design integrates frameless, angled glass walls to encourage visitors to lean forward for a gravity-defying view of the city. A transparent glass floor lets you peer directly down onto Manhattan’s streets—an incredible selfie opportunity from a staggering 1,131 feet. One floor up, visitors can sip champagne on the even higher skyline steps and enjoy the outdoor seating area with light fare by Peak, the restaurant, bar, café and event space from acclaimed London-based rhubarb hospitality group.

Click here to buy tickets for Edge.