SI: History of NYC Basketball

In anticipation of this weekend’s All-Star activities at Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center, the NBA has released an interactive map that tells the history of New York City basketball.

The map is shockingly comprehensive, covering everything from storied high school teams like Power Academy in Manhattan and Christ the King and Archbishop Molloy in Queens, to the hospital where Michael Jordan was born in Brooklyn.

High Powered New York Law Firms

When people think of high powered New York law firms, they often focus on names such as Davis, Polk & Wardwell, LLP; Debevoise & Plimpton (where Sean Hecker is a Partner), LLP; Simpson, Thacher & Barlett. LLP; or Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. New York City benefits greatly, because this area attracts the interest of so many highly skilled legal professionals.

New York City hotel rooms are getting cheaper thanks to Airbnb

It’s quite a good time to get a good deal on hotel rooms in New York City. Why? Bad weather, more rooms, the weak euro and Airbnb, according to a recent research note by Credit Suisse hotel industry analysts.

Tips for Visiting the Empire State Building

Buy your NYC tickets in advance

Lines to the ticket office are upwards of an hour.

Get an express pass!

It’s worth the extra $20 for the express pass, because the line to get into the lobby (that will stretch around the block) is followed by several other lines.

Evolving into New York’s Greatest Entrepreneur

Recently, E.B. Solomont sat down with one of New York’s most prestigious figures, Tony Malkin, the CEO of Empire State Realty Trust. Malkin has paved the way through taking the family’s privately owned company Malkin Holdings public, to being one of the nation’s largest real estate giants, and Empire State Realty Trust controls most of Manhattan’s commercial properties, including the Empire State Building. While perceived as another major Rockefeller-like figure in his own rite, the great entrepreneur has partaken of his own will, some of the more humble aspects of life, and learned many lessons from the most important people in his life. Malkin was introduced to the real estate business from an early age in life, being the son and...

Farkas Real Estate Business Prospers in Big City

This type of network was developed by Andrew Farkas, a billionaire real estate investor. He had previously stated, late last year, that he had no plans to increase presence in New York. In fact, he had stated that he was going to reduce the presence. This plan clearly changed with this week’s deal between NAI Global and EVO. This recent move really secures the footprint that NAI Global has in New York. The real estate company has no plans to leave the city in the future, as previously mentioned to the public.

In NYC, once a payphone, soon a superfast Wi-Fi hub

New York City plans to turn its lowly public payphone network into what it claims will be the biggest and fastest free municipal Wi-Fi network in the world. City leaders revealed the $200 million plan, called LinkNYC, on Monday at City Hall. The project will replace the Big Apple’s thousands of payphone installations with thin, sleek, 9.5-foot-tall hubs providing unlimited Internet access at super-high speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second. A consortium called CityBridge won the bid to develop the project, though several city boards now need to approve the plan before construction can start. The group includes mobile chipmaker Qualcomm, which will help with connection technology, and outdoor advertiser Titan, which already has the largest contract in the...

New York City is the Place to Plan a Beautiful and Unique Wedding

The traditional wedding takes place in a church with a bridal couple, a church official, and a building full of witnesses. They then follow this with a reception celebration with food and drink. After the festivities, the wedding duo traditionally disappears into the night. Most of these traditions have held up, while they have changed or altered some of them. More couples today are choosing to declare their intentions in locations other than the traditional church. New York is a great place to choose for a wedding site. There are some unforgettable venues to choose from for weddings in New York City. Central Park One very popular spot is Central Park. Many wedding planners in New York offer packages for this park. They specifically design services for wedding...

NYC Gets a Country Music Festival

From the NewYorkTimes.com: Brad Paisley, Dwight Yoakam, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will be among the main attractions at FarmBorough, a new country music festival coming to New York City over three days in June. The festival, planned for June 26 through 28 on Randalls Island, was announced on Wednesday by Live Nation Entertainment and the New York concert promoter Founders Entertainment, which are presenting it in partnership. The country genre, led by a new generation of stars like Mr. Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and — until her recent move to pure pop — Taylor Swift, has been surging in popularity for years; on the radio, it has supplanted Top 40 as the most popular format. But even while data have repeatedly shown that New York is a big market...

A New, New York Hospitality Brand

It is hard to keep up with the latest and trendiest hotels in New York. Especially in a city that is infamously known as one that never sleeps. We have the 4-1-1 on a new brand of hotels, which will transform your over-night experiences.

Chelsea Hotels has been created as a branch of King & Grove Hotels, but is infused with a different flair and direction. CEO of Chelsea Hotels Ed Scheetz will transform five of King & Grove’s previous 14 properties. The new hospitality brand will have hotels in New York City, Brooklyn and Montauk.