On its opening night, the glittering new mall at Hudson Yards resembled more of a circus than the Far West Side’s newest retail destination.
A marching band, tap dancers, a capella singers and other performance artists served as entertainment for opening night of the megadevelopment, which was nearly 15 years in the making. Liza Minnelli serenaded the crowd gathered in Neiman Marcus with a rendition of Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York.”
Related Companies CEO Jeff Blau was seen early in the night making the rounds, receiving congratulations for hitting the milestone at the $25 billion project his company developed with Oxford Properties Group.
Industry power players including GFP Real Estate’s Jeff Gural and Jane Gural-Senders, Two Trees Management’s Jed Walentas, developer Harry Macklowe, L&L Holding’s Rob Lapidus were among the thousands of guests — making the night the largest gathering of real estate figures outside the Real Estate Board of New York’s annual gala.
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