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Brookfield Properties Opens Manhattan West

Manhattan West (Photo credit: Jakob Dahlin)

Brookfield Properties has opened Manhattan West, the mixed-use destination spanning eight acres of dining, hospitality, entertainment, luxury residences, modern office space and experiential retail.

“Manhattan West is New York City’s newest destination for innovative culinary and cultural experiences,” said Ben Brown, managing partner, Brookfield’s real estate group.“More than three decades in the making, Manhattan West combines exceptional dining, entertainment and retail … with state-of-the art office space, luxury residences and a stunning boutique hotel, all surrounding a 2.5-acre landscaped public plaza that will be programmed year-round by Arts Brookfield. Direct connections to the new Moynihan Train Hall, Madison Square Garden and, soon, The High Line, situate the complex in the very heart of Manhattan’s new West Side. We are incredibly proud that Manhattan West will contribute to the energy and dynamism of New York City as the city continues to come back to life. We would like to thank our first-class partners and teams for helping us to realize this large-scale, long-planned and monumental vision.”

New restaurant concepts bring together a selection of powerhouse names in the culinary industry. The restaurants, each overlooking the central plaza, offer a diverse array of cuisines and feature cascading, outdoor terraces for al fresco dining to complement the interior dining rooms.

Opening early fall, Ci Siamo is the newest restaurant from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group and Chef Hillary Sterling that centers around live-fire cooking and an Italian-inflected menu. Serving as an all-day neighborhood kitchen, Meyer also brings his Daily Provisions concept to Manhattan West. Citizens New York will bring an elevated quick-service culinary market with hotspots including Umami Burger, Krispy Rice, Sam’s Crispy Chicken, Sa’Moto, El Pollo Verde, Plant Nation and more to the neighborhood along with two restaurant concepts from parent company sbe, West Ccoast staple Katsuya by Chef Katsuya Uechi and Casa Dani by three-star Michelin Chef Dani Garcia. Located inside of Pendry Manhattan West, Zou Zou’s by Quality Branded is helmed by Chefs Madeline Sperling and Juliana Latif and offers an Eastern Mediterranean menu. Midnight Theater presents a lively riff on Asian classics with its restaurant Hidden Leaf.

With Skidmore, Owings & Merrill serving as the master architect, the complex is centered around a vibrant 2.5-acre urban pedestrian plaza with lush gardens and myriad public seating. The plaza will be enlivened year-round with free, public arts and events curated by Arts Brookfield, Brookfield’s award-winning cultural programming department. Creative retail experiences focused on health, wellness and emerging brands and more than 25 innovative culinary concepts will line the plaza, offering visitors an enticing open-air shopping and dining experience.

Retail tenants include: Black Fox Coffee, specialty coffee shop and café; Life Wine & Spirits, wine and spirits shop; Midnight Theatre, an intimate variety theater with seats for 160 guests; New Stand, a reimagined traditional newsstand; The NHL Shop, a flagship store that will also act as an event and entertainment space to celebrate the game of hockey, with activations and public events in the plaza including a seasonal ice rink; Peachy, a skincare and anti-wrinkle treatment studio; a Peloton retail location for stationary bikes, tread and apparel, as well as a studio for digital and in-person group classes; Public Rec, a men’s and women’s athleisure retailer; an OPR Eyewear flagship with hand-crafted eyewear from Sorrento, Italy; the first Manhattan location for Reset by Therabody, offering wellness experiences and immersive bodywork and treatments; Rothmans, the family-owned and -operated men’s clothing store; Starbucks and Whole Foods.

To create a lively, energetic environment, Arts Brookfield has activated Manhattan West’s public spaces with year-round, free, public programming, including a host of interactive cultural events like Theatre For One’s “Here Is Future,” an experience that brought together one actor and one audience member for a sensational and intimate experience, and Streb Extreme Action by Elizabeth Streb, a series of choreographed feats of physicality, scientifically planned chaos, strength, risk and elegance. Upcoming art commissions include the Plaza Media Wall in October and a rotating series of public art installations in early 2022. Visitors to the neighborhood can also enjoy scheduled outdoor fitness classes, ping pong tournaments and seasonal activations.

Finally, to round out the entertainment experience at Manhattan West, guests will soon be welcome to Midnight Theater. Arriving this month, the contemporary variety theater will serve as a portal to unique stories and experiences featuring talent from the worlds of magic, music, comedy, Broadway and more, Brookfield said.

Photo credit Jakob Dahlin


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