It was another productive, event-filled, and prosperous year for Bryant Park Corporation, 34th Street Partnership, and Chelsea Improvement Company. This special edition of MidCity News recounts the events, achievements, and people who make our public spaces among the cleanest, safest, and most interesting in the world.
We welcomed these new sponsors for continuing programs:
We were pleased to receive these honors:
And we mourn the passing of important leaders in the Bryant Park and 34th Street families:
Our congratulations go out to Bryant Park/34th Street alumnus Ed Janoff, who was named head of Brooklyn’s Open Space Alliance. We also extend our heartfelt wishes for the full recovery of the two men who were injured during a senseless act of violence at Bryant Park in November.
Here is a glimpse at some of the special events that brought excitement, glamor, and revenues to our public spaces.
We're always inventing ways to draw in the crowds. Here's a list of new programs, amenities, and features in our public spaces.
Many celebrities made district appearances in 2013 to participate in an event, shoot a video or film, or just to enjoy our public spaces. Here's a list of who was where.
In 2013, we saw more national and international retailers flock to 34th Street, and local NYC icons underwent lavish renovations. Bryant Park received its own bright retail news as well.