In a city transfixed by luxury residential developments catering to oligarchs and 21st century robber barons (15 Central Park West, anyone?), Jonathan F.P. Rose builds affordable and green housing stock, apartments that deserve far more press than they garner. Mr. Rose founded his eponymous business, Jonathan Rose Companies, in 1989; since then, the multi-disciplinary real estate development, planning and investment firm has finished more Read More
Midtown East, once the gold standard of business districts, has aged. Its towering skyscrapers, having once tested the boundaries of engineering, are struggling to retain top tenants. And its transportation infrastructure is buckling from a population that nearly doubles during the workweek.
In an effort to ensure the area maintains its competitive edge, Mayor Bill de Blasio, like his predecessor, has put forth a planning strategy. A central player in the process to develop a thorough proposal is City Council Member Dan Garodnick, who, along with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, was tapped in May to head the Midtown East Steering Committee. Read More