The first-of-its-kind two-day conference takes place on February 3 & 4, 2017
Presented by 92nd Street Y and Hundred Stories, “City of Tomorrow” brings together the brightest minds in real estate, architecture and interior design. Subjects will be explored ranging from architecture’s influence on the identity of New York in the 21st century and changing NYC neighborhoods to improving home value and navigating the second home market. The inaugural summit boasts an all-store line-up of talent, appealing to consumers, brokers, architects and design enthusiasts alike.
“City of Tomorrow” kicks off on Friday, February 3 with starchitects Liz Diller, Christopher Sharpes, Roger Duffy, Patrik Schumacher and Editorial Director of Digital Media of Surface Magazine, Spencer Bailey. Attendees will learn about the new shapes of New York, from redevelopment of Lincoln Center and the High Line to Zaha Hadid’s 520 West 29th Street and 111 West 57th Street — the “slenderest building in the world.” The evening continues with a rare coming together of interior design superstars Robert Couturier, Thom Filicia, Celerie Kemble and Jennifer Post as they discuss “Timeless Designs: Luxuries That Never Go Out Of Style.” Finally, real estate enthusiasts won’t want to miss “Building the New New York,” where developer moguls Harry Macklowe and Ian Schrager share market insights and divulge their plans for the New York City skyline.
The conference resumes on Saturday, February 4 with a myriad of panel discussions and workshops taking place throughout the day. Whether attendees are interested in wellness and sustainability for the home, the future of our City’s landmarks or the next wave of amenities, there is no shortage of topics to explore. Some highly anticipated sessions include “High Line Meets Lowline” with James Ramsey and Robert Hammond, “Downtown is the New Black” with Lidia Bastianich and Jessica Lappin, and “Bringing Hospitality Home” with Adam Tihany, Jeffrey Beers and Alexandra Champalimaud. Avid followers of city planning won’t want to miss “The Making of Hudson Yards” with Howard Elkus and “All the aboard the Second Avenue Subway,” where experts take a deep dive into the new transit line’s impact on real estate value and life on the Upper East Side. Interior design fans can look forward to presentations such as “The Art and Science of Feng Shui,” “Finding a Voice in Your Interior” and “The Emotional Power of Color,” along with featured speakers Mieke ten Have, Laura Kirar and 1stdibs’ Editor and Director of Fine Art, Tony Freund.
“This kind of summit is long overdue,” said Robin Dolch, president of Hundred Stories. “Real estate and architectural related discourse is all too often relegated to convention centers and designed for trade audiences. We wanted to give the public access to the innovators shaping and reshaping our city, and elevate the dialogue in the process. The response has been tremendous.”
WHAT: “City of Tomorrow: Real Estate, Architecture & Design Summit”
WHERE: 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128
WHEN: Friday, February 3, 2017 4:00 – 8:00pm and Saturday, February 4, 2017 9:30am – 4:30pm
TICKETS: Friday, $60; Saturday, $50
WEBSITE: For more info, or to purchase tickets, please visit: http://www.92y.org/Event/Real-Estate-Summit
SOCIAL: #cityoftomorrow #92ytalks @92ndstreety @hundredstoriespr
About 92Y: 92nd Street Y is a world-class, nonprofit cultural and community center that fosters the mental, physical and spiritual health of people throughout their lives, offering: wide-ranging conversations with the world’s best minds; an outstanding range of programming in the performing, visual and literary arts; fitness and sports programs; and activities for children and families. 92Y is reimagining what it means to be a community center in the digital age with initiatives like the award-winning #GivingTuesday, launched by 92Y in 2012 and now recognized across the US and in a growing number of regions worldwide as a day to celebrate and promote giving. These kinds of initiatives are transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action both locally and around the world. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y annually; millions more participate in 92Y’s digital and online initiatives. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit www.92Y.org.
About Hundred Stories: Founded by Robin Dolch, Hundred Stories is a boutique public relations, marketing, consulting and events company with a specialization in luxury real estate. The firm offers a wide range of integrated client and media services, striving to enhance every aspect of public messaging and communications. Hundred Stories leverages its deep understanding of the trends, issues and conditions impacting the real estate industry to consistently place high-profile stories in top-tier media outlets on behalf of clients. Hundred Stories represents a variety of real estate entities from developers, brokerages, investors and residential and commercial properties. Design expert, Chardonnay Pickard, worked closely with Hundred Stories to build the architecture and design programming for the event. For more information, visit http://www.hundredstoriespr.com/.
About the 92Y and Hundred Stories Collaboration: Hundred Stories is the exclusive program partner for architecture and real estate-related talks at the 92Y, which have been some of the esteemed nonprofit’s most successful events to-date, with sold-out auditoriums and extensive waitlists. Past high-profile talks included “Behind the Bricks: A Sneak Peek at Residential Development in NY” with panelists Jeff Blau, CEO of Related, Jared Kushner, CEO of Kushner Properties and Steve Witkoff, founder of Witkoff Group and Abby Hamlin, founder and President of Hamlin Ventures as well as “The Future of New York’s Skyline” with panelists Richard Meier, Bjarke Ingels, Annabelle Selldorf and Rick Cook, moderated by The New York Times Contributor C.J. Hughes. Design expert Chardonnay Pickard worked closely with Hundred Stories to build the architecture and design programming for the February 2017 summit.