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Brookfield officially opens Manhattan West

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

With Skidmore, Owings & Merrill serving as the master architect, the complex is centered around a 2.5-acre urban pedestrian plaza with gardens and public seating. The plaza will be enlivened year-round with free, public arts and events curated by Arts Brookfield, Brookfield’s cultural programming department.

Creative retail experiences focused on health, wellness and emerging brands and more than 25 culinary concepts will line the plaza, offering visitors an enticing open-air shopping and dining experience. 

Manhattan West connects to Moynihan Train Hall

“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 – opening today –  with state-of-the art office space, luxury residences and a stunning boutique hotel, all surrounding a 2.5-acre landscaped public plaza.

“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.”  

Manhattan West’s new restaurant concepts bring together a selection of powerhouse names in the culinary industry.

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. 

Arriving next month, 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, the famed west-coast 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 to the district. Midnight Theater presents a lively riff on Asian classics with its restaurant Hidden Leaf this October, rounding out the signature culinary experiences at Manhattan West. 

Pendry Manhattan West

Recently opened, Pendry Manhattan West is the latest property in the Pendry Hotels & Resorts portfolio and the brand’s first hotel in New York City. In collaboration with Brookfield Properties, the hotel is designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, and features 164 luxury guest rooms, including 30 suites, each with interiors by Gachot Studios and lighting by L’Observatoire International. The hotel has an undulating glass and granite façade, giving the 23-story building an outsize visual impact and creating contemporary, unique bay windows in each room 

In addition to Zou Zou’s, opening soon, the hotel is home to its signature Bar Pendry lobby bar, day-to-night space Garden Room, dedicated meeting and event spaces, and a 24/7, 1,700 s/f fitness center featuring Technogym equipment and Peloton bikes. Pendry Manhattan West will also provide guests access to Midnight Theatre, a variety theatre in the heart of Manhattan West, featuring talent from the worlds of magic, music, comedy, Broadway, and more. 

Citrovia is an interactive art exhibit

Manhattan West’s 2.5-acre public plaza designed by James Corner Field Operation has hundreds of movable chairs, tables, benches and planters. Visitors are welcomed by Citrovia, an interactive, outdoor art exhibit that debuted this summer and boasts thousands of whimsical, hand-painted lemons and groves. 

Arts Brookfield has further activated Manhattan West’s public spaces with year-round, free, public programming, including interactive cultural events like Theatre For One’s ‘Here Is Future’, an experience that brought together one actor and one audience member for an intimate experience, and STREB EXTREME ACTION by Elizabeth Streb, a series of stunning 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. 

The main plaza. All images by Jakob Dahlin

To round out the entertainment experience at Manhattan West, guests will soon be welcome to Midnight Theater. Arriving in October, this 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. 

The neighborhood’s 2.5-acre public plaza is lined with wellness and lifestyle brands creating an indoor-outdoor shopping and dining experience.

Tenants include: 

  • Black Fox Coffee, specialty coffee shop and cafe
  • City National Bank, flagship financial center of America’s premier private and business bank
  • Life Wine & Spirits, wine and spirits shop from C3
  • Midnight Theatre, intimate variety theater with seats for 160 guests
  • New Stand, reimagined traditional newsstand that appeals to the modern consumer
  • The NHL Shop, state-of-the-art retail 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, popular skincare and anti-wrinkle treatment studio
  • Peloton Store, retail location for stationary bikes, tread and apparel 
  • Peloton Studios, flagship multi-studio location for Peloton digital and in-person group classes
  • Public Rec, men’s and women’s fashion retailer known for athleisure
  • OPR Eyewear Flagship, hand-crafted eyewear brand from Sorrento, Italy
  • Reset by Therabody, inaugural Manhattan location offering wellness experiences and immersive bodywork and treatments
  • Rothmans, family-owned and operated men’s clothing store
  • Starbucks, signature coffee shop with bespoke storefront and to-go window
  • Whole Foods, eco-minded neighborhood grocer with organic and natural products 

Manhattan West is situated at the doorstep to New York’s newest transit hub, Moynihan Train Hall, and one block from the 7-train. 

Manhattan West has nearly six-million square-feet of office space occupied by tenants such as the NHL, Earnest & Young, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, JPMorgan Chase and Amazon.

Fully leased, luxury residences at The Eugene contribute to the live, work and play environment in the complex. 

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