In late 2011, the announcement that Filene’s Basement would be closing its doors presented both a challenge and an opportunity for Kimco’s Manhasset Center in Manhasset, New York. The well-known department store was the center’s anchor tenant, occupying a 60,000-square-foot, three-story building on Northern Boulevard’s ‘Miracle Mile,’ one of Long Island’s most heavily trafficked shopping corridors.… Read More

On Memorial Day, I visited the Boston Marathon memorial in Copley Square. Sorrow was the overwhelming feeling after seeing the makeshift memorial with the many banners, toys, and seemingly thousands of pairs of sneakers. It was hard not to relive the nightmare-like story that occurred on that afternoon and how all of the innocent families were impacted.… Read More