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2 Gold Street Rental Apartments

Murder at 2 Gold Street

2 Gold Street Rental Apartments
2 Gold Street Apartment

A Pace University student was fatally shot inside  his apartment at 2 Gold Street in the Financial District, early this morning.

According to authorities, the victim is 22-year-old Max Moreno. He was rushed and later died at Bellevue Hospital.

Moreno was found in the downtown luxury rental building on the 37th floor. Police are looking for two suspects who got past doormen to fatally shoot Moreno in the head. According to reports, Moreno was a known marijuana dealer and the shooting may have been a drug deal gone bad.

A man and a women were purported to have initially tried to rob Moreno of both money and drugs.

Moreno died from a single gunshot wound to his left temple.

Moreno’s roommate was home at the time and fled the apartment after the shooting but was followed and beaten by the suspects.

According to NYPD, detectives are investigating whether this was a set up.

Anyone with any information on the incident are asked to contact the NYPD at (212) 334-0611 or Pace University Security at (212) 346-1800. All tips will be held confidential.

Lower Manhattan gears up for Fashion's Night Out

Businesses Looking Forward to Fashion’s Night Out

Lower Manhattan gears up for Fashion's Night Out
Lower Manhattan gears up for Fashion's Night Out (Credit: A Uno Tribeca)

Lower Manhattan cannot be farther from the stilettos that will kick off Fashion Week catwalks, but that won’t stop business owners in our area from celebrating Fashion’s Night Out tomorrow night, especially not Jennifer Gandia of  Greenwich Jewelers.

“Jewelry IS fashion and we’re excited about participating!” says Gandia, “The number of stores participating this year is amazing — way more than last year. There is an event for everyone.”

Participation in an event such as Fashion’s Night Out is important to local businesses. As the global recession has taken its toll on every industry, Lower Manhattan businesses have endured a distinctly tougher economic climate.

The loss of pedestrian traffic from the original World Trade Center site compounded by infrastructural changes and the construction restrictions around the area have forced many businesses to close.

“We feel very disconnected from the rest of the West Side,” says Jennifer Gandia of Greenwich Jewelers on Trinity Place, which is only a few blocks south of the World Trade Center site, “We are ready for the [World Trade Center] site to be completed.”

As most businesses in our area still rely on the Monday through Friday patronage of nearly 300,000 daily workers that commute to our area, Gandia notes that there is a responsibility of business owners to connect with the growing residential population.

“There are many reasons small businesses in this neighborhood have closed. It’s important for the residents to patronize their local shops but its a two way street, the businesses in the area must serve the locals,” says Jennifer Gandia of Greenwich Jewelers, “That means being open when the people who live here are home. We had to change our hours and open on weekends to serve the residents of the neighborhood. In turn they come to use when they need something and know we are here.”

As businesses such as Gandia’s see this as just a bump in the road to recovery, leaders in our area acknowledge that these challenges to small businesses may last for another 5 years.

So much so, that  State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblyman Sheldon Silver along with the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation had announced The Small Firm Assistance Program earlier this week. The program seeks to offer aid to small businesses in Lower Manhattan affected by these infrastructural challenges all the way through sunset of December 31, 2015.

Handicaps aside, that doesn’t mean there aren’t signs of hope. According to a recent Downtown Alliance report, economic recovery is on an upswing as nearly 300 new businesses have relocated to Lower Manhattan since 2008.

According to Gandia, “We choose not to focus on the past and instead to remain present minded and plan for our future and the next 30-plus years of serving the downtown community.”

To find out more on how you can support Fashion’s Night Out events in our area, check out the complete listing of shops and their events here.

To see how you can take part in Greenwich Jeweler’s silent auction, view the pieces on auction and find out more details here.

Fashion's Night Out 2010

Fashion’s Night Out: Stores Open in Our Area!

Fashion's Night Out 2010
Fashion's Night Out is here!

Still grieving the loss of the DSW? Well, a Fashion’s Night Out might be just what you’re looking for. As retailers around our area offer up a dose of late night retail therapy.

Fashion’s Night Out is a joint venture between Conde Nast’s Vogue Magazine, The Council of Fashion Designers of America and NYC and Company in an effort to celebrate the fashion industry.

Stores everywhere across the world will be open between 7-11PM on September 10th and will be offering cocktails, special items and even red carpet worthy events.

On September 7th, the consortium will be holding the largest public fashion show in history at Lincoln Center. Tickets will be available while supplies last through the Lincoln Center box office at LincolnCenter.org.

For a complete list of retailers in our area participating in the worldwide event, check out the list below:

1. A Uno
123 West Broadway NYC NY 10013
FNO Collection Available In-Store
Event details pending, however we will be serving wine, snacks and we will feature informal modeling. As the date approaches we will let you know.

2. Banana Republic
3 World Financial Center 200 Vesey Street New York NY 10285
Join us for a celebration of style. Shop the newest arrivals and receive shopping incentives full-priced merchandise all night long. Enjoy complimentary refreshments, while supplies last. One night only – only at select Banana Republic NYC stores.

3. Clarins
Century 21 – 22 Cortlandt Street New NY 10007
Clarins invites you to a special Beauty Party to celebrate French glamour as only Clarins can! Each attendee will receive a complimentary complete makeover while enjoying refreshments and sweets at the Clarins Counter. Put your beauty in our hands at Fashion’s Night Out!

4. CRUMBS Bake Shop
87 Beaver St New York NY 10005
212 480 7500
CRUMBS Bake Shop will feature a special edition “Fashion’s Night Out” cupcake. The cupcake will debut on September 10th in all NYC stores and will be available through Fashion Week. A portion of sales from the cupcake will benefit the NYC AIDS Fund.

5. Edun
86 Franklin st 5th Floor New York NY 10013 
FNO Collection Available In-Store
EDUN is partnering with Scoop in their Meatpacking District “swing” store, creating an EDUN Pop Up Shop for the night. Jaleel from TV on the Radio will be DJing, with a special performance by the BLK JKS from South Africa. Enjoy a scoop of ice cream from an ice cream truck on site. Special guest DJs will be riding their bikes and participants will be encouraged to ride their bikes as well. Limited edition accessories from Kenya exclusive for Scoop will be on sale as well as the EDUN Fall Collection. Gift with purchase. 7 to 11 pm.

6. Gary Graham
176 Franklin Street New York NY 10013 
(212) 274-8940
Music, Cocktails, Exclusive Merchandise

7. Greenwich Jewelers
64 Trinity Place New York NY 10006
From 6-9pm meet stylist, blogger & jeweloholic Beth Bernstein of B-Jeweled. She’ll be sharing tips on the hottest trends in jewelry and how to incorporate them into your personal style. Also, bid on exclusive silent auction items from designers including Anne Sportun, Jamie Joseph, Melissa Joy Manning and Shaesby, all proceeds to benefit breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen For the Cure. Special guests will include jewelry designers EXCLUSIVE: Score a studded leather Gorjana bracelet, ours exclusively, with any purchase of $250 or more. Food & refreshments will be served.

8. Herchcovitch;Alexandre
52 Walker Street 5th Fl NEW YORK NY 10013
FNO Collection Available In-Store
“Events details pending”

9. Issey Miyake
119 Hudson Street New York NY 10013 
FNO Collection Available In-Store
In honor of our Coffee-themed Men’s collection, we are turning tribeca ISSEY MIYAKE into Café ISSEY MIYAKE. Enjoy free coffee & latte art by the expert baristas of La Colombe with Mille Crepes by Lady M and special cocktails. Hear music by DJ Keiichiro, shop the new collections, and watch the latest fashion show. Guests will be able to purchase an exclusive Issey Miyake Cafe Shirt. Receive a limited edition ISSEY MIYAKE coffee cup & 1lb of La Colombe coffee with any collection purchase. All guests will receive a free gift & can enter a raffle to win a collectable Pleats Please Bilbao Bag.

10. La Lumia
27 Park Place Suite 200 New York NY 10007 
La Lumia’s “Fashion’s Night Out” event will be hosted by owner, Jackie Sencion, from 4pm to 9pm. We will have wine and cheese for our guests. Shoppers will be entered in a raffle for any purchase of $150 or more. The prize is a beautiful LaLu Leathers co-op hand-crafted cognac colored genuine leather handbag valued at $595. This event is open to the public.

11. LOFT
2 Broadway New York NY 10004
 (212) 809-1435
FNO Collection Available In-Store
FNO Collection Available Online
6 – 10 p.m. Get styled on September 10th! Step into our Style Studio at one of our 6 select Manhattan locations and a renowned fashion stylist will help you turn our fabulous new essentials into countless looks for fall. Once you’ve found your new favorite outfit, enjoy a mini photo shoot at our popup photo booth! Plus, you can shop straight from our new fall magazine (see it before anyone else!), nosh on yummy treats and enjoy our live DJ, who will be spinning all night. To learn more, visit LOFTonline.com

12. Nili Lotan
188 Duane Street New York NY 10013 

13. OTTE
37 N Moore St New York NY 10013
OTTE Will be hosting a one-year anniversary party at their newest location in TriBeCa. Light refreshments will be served as well as a store-wide sale on all merchandise, and all attendees will be eligible to win a $500 gift card! Be sure to visit participating businesses in the area for other exclusive deals and special events.

14. Sabina Les
37 Wall St Suite 25i New York NY 10005
Please stop by and meet our designer Sabina Les and see new Fall/Holiday line of our original textile scarves at Bloomingdales on 59th Street, NYC. Designer Sabina Les is looking forward to give you her styling tips on how to wear scarves in many ways. Our scarves make perfect gifts for the upcoming holidays and special events.

15. Stephen Seo
20 Pine Street NYC NY 10005
Stephen Seo Collection cat walk on Madison Ave with 8 models for brand awareness. Models will be handing out look books. The Designer will be in his luxury exotic car near by models.

16. Steven Alan
103 Franklin Street New York NY 10013
Appearances by Steven Alan and other designers. Discounts on exclusive items available for Fashion’s Night Out only. Additional event details to follow.

Crumbs Wall Street

Crumbs Wall Street Gives Away Free Weekend Cupcakes!

Crumbs Wall Street
Crumbs Wall Street

First of all, how could you miss the memo about the Crumbs on Wall Street?

Secondly, how could you not take them up on their summer cupcake giveaway? Crumbs Wall Street is offering a buy one get one coupon on the weekends at their new Crumbs location in our area. Ok, so it’s not entirely a free giveaway — but since when were cupcakes a loner food? Cupcakes are best consumed in pairs. In general and with others.

In order to get your free cupcake, make sure to print out their coupon here.

The offer is good throughout September 5th — clearing your way to a summer weekends filled with cupcakes!

87 Beaver St (Pearl/Hanover)
New York, NY 10005

T 212 480 7500
F 212 480 7507

Sunday: OPEN!
Monday: 7:30am – 8pm
Tuesday: 7:30am – 8pm
Wednesday: 7:30am – 8pm
Thursday: 7:30am – 8pm
Friday: 7:30am – 8pm
Saturday: OPEN!

Battery Park City's picks for New York Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week Begins Today! Where to go Battery Park City?

Battery Park City's picks for New York Restaurant Week
Battery Park City's Best Bets for NY Restaurant Week

It’s that time of the summer again, for foodies all over the city to figure out how to spend their $24.07 for lunch (or $35 bucks for dinner) in honor of New York Restaurant week!

There are seemingly hundreds of restaurants to choose from at these prices — a bargain by New York City standards.  The only problem is “Where should I go?” Fret no more, we’ve got some suggestions. Although Battery Park City is never mentioned in the Official New York Restaurant Week site as an actual location, we rounded up the restaurants that are closest to home. Our list aggregates both Tribeca and Financial District restaurant offerings and their menus.  It’s nice to be able to give back to the businesses in our neighborhood — because quite frankly if we don’t…who will? Most everyone else thinks Battery Park City is closest to Sibera anyways.

As for some honorable mentions — fans of food television will not be disappointed. Centrico, The Harrison, Nobu and Les Halles count Aaron Sanchez, Amanda Freitag, Masuharu Morimoto and Anthony Bourdain as executive chefs and chef’s at large of these restaurants. Visiting these neighborhood restaurants is tantamount to visiting culinary television amusement parks!

Here’s the round up of restaurants in our area offering a special restaurant week menu, we’ve done our best to include restaurant menu’s as we find them — so check back for new menus being added, all to help you choose where you’ll be placing your reservations this summer!

Where are you most excited to visit? 🙂 Or where should one not visit? Let us know in the comments!

BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon Looking to Sell 1 Wall Street

BNY Mellon
BNY Mellon wants to say bye-bye to Wall St. (photo courtesy of Associated Press)

Anyone in the market for a giant office building with the prestigious address of 1 Wall Street? If so, you may be in luck.

The Bank of New York Mellon is looking to sell its headquarters, a 52-story limestone edifice on the corner of Broadway and Wall Street, and head for greener pastures. Bank spokesman Jeep Bryant tells Bloomberg Businessweek that BNY Mellon sent a request to New York landlords for about 450,000 square feet of space, and is seeking an office that is more in line with the corporation’s needs. “We are looking for improved client meeting space and something that can accommodate state-of-the-art technology,” he says.

With the uncertainty of last year’s credit concerns in the rear-view, BNY Mellon joins fellow banks Morgan Stanley and UBS AG in the hunt for office-space upgrades. And it seems banks are not alone in their optimism that the economy is turning around. According to broker CB Richard Ellis Group Inc., tenants had signed leases for 6.75 million square feet of office space through the first four months of this year… almost double the amount for the same period in 2009. In addition, commercial property sales are picking up, having tripled in the first quarter alone.

So, yeah, BNY Mellon’s decision to move on from 1 Wall Street sounds like a solid one… and (hopefully) an omen that the economy is moving on as well.