Every day there’s a lot going on at Rockefeller Center. Whether it’s a big event, an unexpected pop-up, or an annual tradition, this is where you can stay on top of everything that happened, and everything that’s going to happen.
Rockefeller Center is Back! The Transformation of NYC’s Deco Icon Revealed
Jan 6 2023New York Post
Completed in 1939, Midtown's "city within a city," art deco crown jewel is enjoying a renaissance, with redesigned public spaces and some of the most talked-about restaurants in town.
Rockefeller Center, Explored & Explained
Dec 22 2022Architectural Digest
The original idea behind Rockefeller Center was a very democratic one…to create a set of office buildings that helped create a deeply civic space.
Rockefeller Center Is the New York Restaurant Event of the Year
Dec 13 2022The New York Times
At Rockefeller Center we see all the elements that give New York its character — the density, the grid, the crowds, the volume of the buildings and their incredible heights. All this has been emphasized, so we feel its power. At the same time it’s been controlled, so we can actually enjoy it. All the restaurant hounds I know are impressed that Tishman Speyer has caught most of these chefs and restaurateurs while they still have new things to say.
Who Needs Ice? Roller-Skating Comes to Rockefeller Center.
Mar 15 2022The New York Times
A wheel-friendly rink is opening in Midtown’s famous sunken plaza, part of a rebrand of the Art Deco complex to attract more New Yorkers.
Off the Menu: City Harvest Moves Into an Expansive Space in Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Feb 2 2022The New York Times
The reconfiguration of the dining landscape in Rockefeller Center continues. On the near horizon, opening this spring, are Le Rock, a brasserie from Lee Hanson and Riad Nasr of Frenchette, in the former Brasserie Ruhlmann space, and Pebble Bar from the owners of Grand Army in Brooklyn.
Will We All Be Eating at Rockefeller Center Next Year?
Jan 28 2022Eater
What is happening at Rockefeller Center?...It increasingly seems poised to become one of Manhattan’s premier dining destinations, with several of the city’s top restaurants and bars opening concepts at the Midtown complex in the coming months. Swanky French bistro Frenchette is debuting a new restaurant this winter, and Olmsted, King, and the two-Michelin-starred Atomix are setting up shop in the development next spring.
Rockefeller Center Seeks to Draw Locals With Retail Additions
Jan 28 2022Women’s Wear Daily
It’s no secret that the pandemic has taken its toll on the retail landscape in New York City. Vacant storefronts have become commonplace, even in historically popular neighborhoods such as Greenwich Village and Madison Avenue. But while the situation is definitely improving across the city, there’s one spot helping to lead the pack.
America’s Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2022
Jan 28 2022Vogue
After a lull in restaurant openings due to lockdowns, building permit holdups, and supply chain delays, chefs and operators across the country are finally looking to launch new projects in 2022. From major cities—D.C. chef Nicholas Stefanelli will open his long-awaited ode to Greek cuisine, Philotimo—to buzzy destinations like Savannah, Georgia and Napa Valley, creative culinary minds are debuting new concepts and reimagining the old.
NYC’s Midtown Gets a Cool Indie Makeover with Hip New Shops and Restaurants
Jan 28 2022New York Post
If you’re dreading the holiday trudge through touristy midtown this season, you’re in for a surprise: Rockefeller Center is rockin’!
Marquee Restaurants Aim to Turn Rockefeller Center Into Dining Hotspot
Jan 28 2022Bloomberg
The teams behind King, Atomix, and Olmsted plan to breathe life back into Midtown Manhattan with new breakfast offerings and nighttime cachet.
Rough Trade NYC is moving from Williamsburg to midtown Manhattan
Aug 25 2021Time Out New York
Is midtown the new Brooklyn? Rough Trade NYC, the recently-closed Williamsburg music mecca for records, live events and concerts, announced today that they’d found an unexpected new home: 30 Rock. The new store is just under a quarter of the size of the Brooklyn location, but it’s still set to house 10,000 new vinyl records. It will be located at street level next to the subway station and The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon.
In New York and More, Public Art Is Taking on Thorny Social Issues
Aug 25 2021The New York Times
Sanford Biggers, a New York City-based multimedia artist whose bold and edgy artwork tackles thorny social, political and economic themes — often through a historic lens — installed more than 100 pieces throughout the public spaces of Rockefeller Center in Manhattan in early May.
Can Rockefeller Center Ever Be Hip?
Aug 25 2021New York Magazine Curbed
Rockefeller Center is, arguably, the most elegant office and retail complex in New York. But cool? That’s not a word most would associate with the Art Deco behemoth, whose retail offerings reflect the most powerful global brands of any given era. But maybe, just maybe, a hipster revamp of Rockefeller Center is not such a contradiction after all?
Hilary Pecis Enchants Rockefeller Center with Colorful, Intimate Work
Aug 25 2021Whitewall
The latest edition of Art Production Fund’s “Art in Focus” series features the work of Hilary Pecis, on view now through September 2. Filling the public spaces of Rockefeller Center, the flowers, landscapes, and interiors of the artist’s more intimate paintings and large-scale murals are seen within the vinyl mural spaces, while colorful, multimedia installations incorporating elements like hand-painted fabrics come to life inside the glass vitrines located around the center’s campus.
American Ballet Theatre's first live performance in NYC since pandemic
Aug 24 2021New York Daily News
American Ballet Theatre's summer tour concluded on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Rockefeller Center, the site where the dance troupe first performed in 1940. The live performance was the first in New York since the pandemic and the finale of a 3,100-mile cross-country tour inspired by ABT's tours of the 1940s and 1950s.
Huge new ‘Oracle’ greets Rockefeller Center visitors in New York
Aug 24 2021Reuters
A massive new bronze sculpture welcomes visitors to Rockefeller Center in the New York landmark’s first campus-wide show by a single artist. The 25-foot (7.6 m) tall black "Oracle" with a huge head joins murals, flags and videos at the venue, all created by Sanford Biggers, whose artwork also includes music and performance.
Radio City Music Hall is getting a rooftop park and skybridge
Mar 29 20216sqft
A skybridge that leads to a landscaped rooftop park is coming to Radio City Music Hall. The Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday approved plans from G3 Architecture Interiors Planning and Tishman Speyer to construct a simple pedestrian bridge clad in statuary bronze that would connect the building at 1270 Avenue of the Americas to the planned roof garden atop the historic theater, which will be amenity space for Rockefeller Center tenants.
Manhattan Landlords Boost Amenities to Get Workers Back to Offices
Mar 2 2021The Wall Street Journal
As the woman in charge of Rockefeller Center, EB Kelly has a big job. She oversees every aspect of the famous complex, from office and retail leasing to the annual tree lighting. But now she faces a particularly tough challenge—getting the mini-city’s 20,000 office workers excited to return.
How to Watch the Golden Globes 2021
Feb 26 2021Town and Country Magazine
The dynamic duo of comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be returning for their fourth foray as Golden Globes hosts. They'll be keeping socially distant, with Fey broadcasting from the Rainbow Room in NYC and Poehler live from the Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills.
This massive sculpture is now standing in NYC's Rockefeller Center
Jan 21 2021Time Out New York
A 10-foot-tall sculpture now stands over NYC's Rockefeller Center Channel Gardens, gazing up at 30 Rock—a stance we've all taken at some point, whether as a tourist or a passerby. The stainless steel artwork by American artist Tom Friedman was just unveiled at the entrance to the gardens located on Fifth Avenue between 49th and 50th streets.
Rockefeller Center Launches RC Capsule Geared for New York Indie Companies
Nov 16 2020Women’s Wear Daily
With more than 100 retailers and restaurants at Rockefeller Center, Steven Alan and Jill Lindsey are joining the ranks with six-month pop-ups that will open later this month.
Blue-Chip Artists Create Flags as Symbols of Hope and Unity at Rockefeller Center
Aug 11 2020Galerie
While it’s hard to top the winter’s skating rink and awe-inspiring tree, Rockefeller Center has made its public plazas and spaces a year-round destination—even in times of crisis.
193 artist-designed flags are now flying at Rockefeller Center
Aug 4 2020Time Out New York
For its new "Flag Project," Tishman Speyer tagged Jeff Koons, Marina Abramović, Christian Siriano, KAWS and a handful of big artists and New Yorkers to design 193 flags for Rockefeller Center. The flags will be up through August 16.
Rockefeller Center’s Art Deco Marvel: A Virtual Tour
Apr 15 2020The New York Times
With New Yorkers self-quarantining, Rockefeller Center conjures up the promise of life returning to normal someday and the unshakable glory of the city. It was New York’s Depression-era version of building the pyramids. When it opened during the 1930s, the critic Lewis Mumford heaped abuse on it, then seemed to forget that he had ever said anything bad after it became a beloved emblem of Art Deco-era Manhattan and a Midtown magnet.
Developer Tishman Speyer secures funds for $3.7 billion New York office tower
Apr 10 2018Reuters
Developer Tishman Speyer said on Tuesday it had secured the necessary financing to build a 65-story, $3.7 billion office tower called “The Spiral” in the Hudson Yards, a district that is dramatically changing New York City’s skyline. “I can’t think of another city that has an economy as vibrant as ours with the real estate inventory as dated,” Speyer said. “There are not many moments when you have the opportunity to make a mark on your city’s skyline.”
Watch the TODAY anchors take a tour of Rockefeller Center
Apr 3 2018TODAY
As our “My Favorite Things” series continues, the TODAY anchors turn tourist to learn more about a place they see every day, but are often too busy to get a good look at. Our cameras follow them on the Rockefeller Center tour.
Secrets of Rockefeller Center
Feb 13 2018CNN
This urban space seamlessly integrated into the fabric of midtown Manhattan, Rockefeller Center isn't one singular distinguished landmark. Located between bustling Fifth and Sixth avenues and 48th and 51st streets, it's really a maze of prestigious buildings and attractions.
Celebrate New York real estate’s best and brightest
Jan 18 2018New York Post
When the Real Estate Board of New York talks, politicians listen — because the organization provides thoughtful advice on policies that affect all the city’s residents...Rob Speyer, president and CEO of Tishman Speyer, who led REBNY through two mayoral administrations and the selection of Banks — the first new REBNY president in 30 years — will receive the Lifetime Leadership Award.
7 NYC Restaurants with Gorgeous Outdoor Dining
Apr 18 2017Architectural Digest
For unparalleled skyline views to complement high-quality cocktails and small plates, head to the posh Bar SixtyFive, located on the 65th floor of 30 Rock. The highest outdoor terrace bar in the city, this midtown haunt offers 30-mile views to the north, west, and south.
Only in New York City: An Insider's Favorite Places
Apr 17 2017Travel + Leisure
It's a helluva town for families — if you know where to go. Here's our pick of the places and things available virtually nowhere else. Step lively, now. your goal is to one-up the locals by seeing more in a week than they do in a year.
Tishman Speyer Unveils Plans For "The Wheeler;" A Creative Office Campus in the Heart of Downtown
Apr 5 2017PR Newswire
Tishman Speyer CEO Rob Speyer today unveiled the firm's plans and timetable for the development of The Wheeler, a 10-story creative office hub to rise above Macy's historic department store in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn. With The Wheeler, a name inspired by the visionary 19th century Brooklyn developer Andrew Wheeler, Tishman Speyer is creating a 620,000 square-foot vertical office campus spread across 10 expansive floors.
Downtown Brooklyn’s Dearth of Office Space Beckons Tishman Speyer
Apr 4 2017The New York Times
Tishman Speyer, one of the city’s largest and oldest commercial landlords, is making its first foray into Brooklyn. The developer, which owns such trophy office properties as Rockefeller Center and the Chrysler Building, is constructing a 620,000-square-foot office tower on top of the Macy’s department store in Downtown Brooklyn.
Ying Yong meets Saudi prince, US businessmen
Mar 23 2017Shanghai Daily
Mayor Ying Yong met Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thenayan Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia in Shanghai on Wednesday. The prince is the chairman of SABIC, the country’s largest company. On the same day, he also had separate meetings with Maurice Greenberg, chairman and CEO of US financial services firm C.V. Starr & Co Inc, and Rob Speyer, president and CEO of US commercial real estate company Tishman Speyer.
Zo and the Art of Tishman Speyer Amenities
Feb 9 2017Commercial Property Executive
For occupants of Tishman Speyer’s properties, a day at the office is about to take on new meaning. The international real estate company just launched Zo, a suite of amenities and services for tenants, designed to ease the pursuit of the ultimate work-life balance.
15 Amazing Destination Wedding Photos
Feb 9 2017Martha Stewart Weddings
Serenity, magic and romance create an intimate home above dynamic Fifth Avenue at 620 Loft & Garden. Dramatic cityscapes directly overlooking St. Patrick’s Cathedral are highlighted by a historic manicured garden, sparkling reflective pool and tasteful fountain. Create the celebration you have always imagined, in a place you have always dreamed of.
Tishman Speyer Introduces Zo - a Comprehensive Suite of Wellness, Lifestyle and Corporate Services to Tenants
Feb 7 2017PR Newswire
Focusing on the growing importance of work-life balance, Tishman Speyer today introduced a comprehensive suite of amenities and services for its tenants. Partnering with leading service providers, Tishman Speyer will offer amenities, including wellness, backup child care, on-site health screenings and medical services, travel planning, community volunteer engagement, personal grooming, rideshares, human resources services, and food and catering, to companies of all sizes. "Zo represents a shift in the mindset of how we run our business and our portfolio," said Rob Speyer, Chief Executive Officer of Tishman Speyer.
Office Landlords Roll Out New Perks
Feb 7 2017The Wall Street Journal
Tishman Speyer, the owner of Rockefeller Center in Manhattan, is rolling out a range of amenities that go well beyond the cleaning, heating and security services landlords typically provide tenants. Workers in the complex can now get emergency day care, 15-minute meal delivery and visits from manicurists and hairstylists. "We want to fundamentally change the expectation that people have from their office buildings," said Rob Speyer, chief executive of family controlled Tishman Speyer.
This black-tie gala is one of New York’s greatest nights each year
Jan 19 2017New York Post
REBNY is a who’s who of people serving those who want to live (or invest their dollars) in the world’s Best city. Chairperson Rob Speyer, the third generation of his family to serve in that position, will preside for the fifth time over the lively and generally raucous event.
Last year’s Rockefeller Center tree lives on as upstate home
Dec 11 2016New York Post
Even as this year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas tree twinkles away for millions of delighted visitors, last year’s tree is still bringing joy — as the beams and flooring for two Habitat for Humanity homes in upstate New York. The trees are donated to Habitat for Humanity by Tishman Speyer, the owner and manager of Rockefeller Center. Volunteers from Tishman Speyer had joined Habitat in helping to frame the walls with the 2015 tree’s lumber.
5 Holiday Happenings in Manhattan
Dec 5 2016Modern Luxury
This year’s evergreen giant is from Oneonta, N.Y., and stands 94 feet tall, weighing a whopping 14 tons. The Norway spruce is wrapped in more than 50,000 multicolored LED lights and topped with a Swarovski star. Also make your way to the ice rink below, which is skating through its 80th anniversary season.
The history of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
Nov 29 2016Metro
The official website of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree describes the holiday tree as a“world-wide symbol of Christmas,” a statement we really can’t argue with, especially since 125 million people visit the attraction each year... In anticipation of the big event, we decided to take a look back at how this tradition got started and how it has evolved over the years.
In Rare Move, REBNY Keeps Rob Speyer as Chair for Fifth Year
Aug 4 2016Commercial Observer
Last year, the old guard of the Real Estate Board of New York opted to give Rob Speyer, the president and chief executive officer of Tishman Speyer, a fourth year as the group’s chairman—breaking the traditional three-year mold. Now, the 46-year-old real estate scion will continue leading REBNY for even more uncommon fifth year. “I am honored to have been asked to extend my term as Chairman through 2017,” Speyer said in a statement via a spokesman provided to CO.
Global Cities: The Developer’s Perspective by Rob Speyer
Oct 27 2014Urban Land Institute
Rob Speyer is the President and Co-CEO of Tishman Speyer. Speyer also serves on a number of boards and committees, including as chairman of the advisory board of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, and of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), to which he was appointed in 2012. A graduate of Columbia College, Rob Speyer has remained active with the college, serving on the Board of Visitors where he is now an emeritus member. He serves as the co-chairman of the Construction Committee of the St. Patrick’s Cathedral Landmark Foundation and is on the board of trustees of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Watch the video.