April 2019

How To Build A Modern Media Brand: Tina Brown On Creating Community And Tapping Into The Zeitgeist

“Not forgetting our sisters. Essentially, that really is what ‘Women In The World’ is all about,” says Tina Brown, perched on a stool in a contemporary office space on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.

Media mogul Brown founded the ‘Women In The World’ summit and live journalism platform in 2010 and has overseen its growth over the past decade. She notes that a key differentiator from other ‘women’s conferences’ is that ‘Women In The World’ is globally focused, featuring champions of change that may not ordinarily be in the spotlight.

“The drive behind it is deeply journalistic,” says Brown of the annual summit. “It’s not what I call a sort of woman’s empowerment, a lean-in situation, it really involves telling global stories.”

This year’s sold-out event is at the Lincoln Center in New York City and is anchored around the question ‘Can Women Save The World?’ Oprah Winfrey gave the rousing live keynote address to more than 2,000 attendees on opening night, imploring them to seek purpose and “channel their inner Jacinda Ardern.”

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April 2019

Oprah Winfrey, Brie Larson, Stacey Abrams to Headline 2019 Women in the World Summit

The Women in the World Summit is set to return in April with another starry lineup.

Oprah Winfrey, Stacey Abrams, Brie Larson, Ashley Judd, Jill and Faith Soloway, Cindy McCain, Adwoa Aboah and Wanda Sykes, among others, are slated to appear at the 10th annual live media event, Women in the World announced Thursday. At the event, which is set to run April 10-12 at New York’s Lincoln Center, Winfrey will be delivering the Summit’s keynote address, wherein she will answer the event’s guiding question: “Can women save the world?”

Other topics that will be discussed in the event’s live conversations include moving the #MeToo movement forward, fighting misinformation, keeping journalism alive, combating threats to the planet, advocating for same-sex love, resisting authoritarian and patriarchal powers and advancing women leaders.

For the first time, the summit will also feature a panel on comedy in today’s cultural climate featuring Sykes, Rachel Bloom, Phoebe Robinson, Judy Gold and Amber Ruffin.

“This year’s Summit is such a milestone event with our 10th anniversary; it is clearer than ever that the mission has met its moment,” Women in the World and Tina Brown Live Media founder and CEO Tina Brown said in a statement. “The seeds we’ve planted as far back as 2010 in a small midtown theater have exploded into a global community of women of power and purpose.”

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March 2019

Hudson Yards Opens with Massive Debut Party

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you should know that Hudson Yards is finally open in New York. Related’s mixed-use development of luxury offerings officially opens today, and celebrated its debut last night with a massive party spanning the new shopping mall, the Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards.

The design industry has poured years of hard work into Hudson Yards, and the development’s star talents turned out to celebrate the grand finale of the long-awaited project. David Rockwell, who is behind the interiors of 15 Hudson Yards and the upcoming Shed, was in attendance, as well as Tony Ingrao, responsible for the interiors for 35 Hudson Yards, who came out in a fashion-forward suit. Thomas Heatherwick, the designer behind the Vessel monument, posed for photos in front of his creation.

Numerous interior design talents contributed to the Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards. The Snarkitecture principals toasted their new Snark Park, plus their interiors for fashion retailer Forty Five Ten’s store. The sprawling Mercado food hall was a collaboration between the New York–based firm ICRAVE and Barcelona’s Capella Garcia Arquitectura, while CetraRuddy designed the interiors for the Queensyard restaurant. The design industry turned out in droves to celebrate their peers’ impressive openings and get a sneak peek at the luxurious spaces.

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Hudson Yards Officially Opens With A Star-Studded Bash

Opening night of Hudson Yards was big and busy. But that was to be expected for the elaborate — and highly anticipated — new retail, dining, and art destination on Manhattan’s west side. The multi-billion dollar development (also home to corporate offices and residential spaces) is a new neighborhood for the city, and its biggest face-lift in years. Naturally the night drew some big names, Anne Hathaway and Maggie Gyllenhaal among them, curious about the results.

“This area has been very weird and confusing in that it’s always been desolate,” Coco Rocha mused of the new locale, which was built atop the old train yards between 10th and 12th Avenues. “[Given] the history of this city you’d think that there would have already been sky-rises here. [But] I’m excited for the neighborhood… I think they really did a fantastic job.”

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Coco Rocha, Anne Hathaway and Marla Maples at the Hudson Yards V.I.P. Opening

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March 2019

Wealth Celebrities Party With Influencers at Hudson Yards’ Opening Night Bash/New $2 billion mall opens on Manhattan’s far west side/‘It’s a lifestyle,’ Related’s Ross says of $25 billion project

Prosecco and tequila flowed freely Thursday evening at dozens of bars inside the packed Shops at Hudson Yards, the new $2 billion mall that opened to the public this week on Manhattan’s far west side.

Early in the night, on the first floor of the shopping center’s star anchor — New York City’s first Neiman Marcus — the man behind it all stood near the Christian Louboutin section and watched as Instagram influencers snapped selfies and caterers passed out tiny tacos and bite-sized ramen burgers. Britney Spears’s “Toxic” was blasting in the background.

“It’s not about a building. It’s not about the retail. It’s a lifestyle.” said Stephen Ross, chairman and founder of Related Cos., which is developing the $25 billion Hudson Yards project with Oxford Properties Group.

The invitation-only event drew thousands of Instagram influencers, fashion designers, models, buttoned-up real estate executives and some celebrities — Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda and actresses Anne Hathaway, Katie Holmes and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Even Senator Chuck Schumer made an appearance.

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13,000 Guests Attended the Opening of Hudson Yards—Anne Hathaway and Gisele Included

With a guest list rumored to have climbed past 10,000 attendees, the celebration marking the opening of Hudson Yards, on Manhattan’s West Side, may not have been the most exclusive ticket in town, but it was certainly where everyone wanted to be.

Spanning a staggering 18 million square feet full of shimmering glass, steel, and polished marble, it’s nothing short of an entirely new neighborhood that, to most New Yorkers, seems to have sprung up overnight. In reality, it’s been more than a decade in the making.

“I go to a lot of trade shows at the Javits Center over here and have spent hours walking around; my fondest memories of this place are just lugging around catalogs,” Dylan Lauren remarked, marveling at the soaring interiors before moving on to welcome guests to her latest outpost of Dylan’s Candy Bar. Billy Porter chose to phrase the same sentiment a bit more succinctly. “This was no man’s land until a couple of years ago!” he said.

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Hudson Yards Opens With Tom and Gisele, Sen. Chuck Schumer and More

“And it’s open!”

Eric Rutherford was in a properly enthusiastic state of mind Thursday night for the long-awaited official opening of Hudson Yards, which drew revelers by the thousands for a special preview of the mall.

Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen were reportedly there, having snuck in past the cameras to hole up inside Milo’s on the fifth floor. Anne Hathaway, Billy Porter, Jordan Roth, Andy Cohen, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dylan Sprouse and more joined in to explore.

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