Editor’s Note: Come to Our Party at 75 Wall Street

On Friday Sept. 20 we announce the 2013 Excellence Award winners

Diana-120x150The judges have voted and on Friday, September 20, we’ll be announcing the winners of the 2013 MHN Excellence Awards at a special cocktail reception in New York. This year MHN is partnering with developer The Hakimian Organization, who will be co-hosting the awards party at their posh Financial District property 75 Wall – The Residences Atop Andaz. Please join us there for a special evening that will include tours of the building, cocktails and our announcement of the 2013 Excellence Award winners in 12 categories including Multifamily Executive of the Year, Best Marketing Program, Best Property Management Company and Best New Development and Design projects.

If you haven’t been to Manhattan recently, the first thing you’ll notice during your taxi ride from the airport is a lot more bicyclists on the road. In May New York City launched Citi Bike, the country’s largest bike share program, which is being sponsored by Citibank and MasterCard. It has opened up a whole new transportation option to residents and visitors who can now access a fleet of 6,000 bicycles available at more than 300 stations in Manhattan below 59th Street and parts of Brooklyn (the program will eventually expand into Queens, the Upper East and West Sides of Manhattan, and additional parts of Brooklyn).

Each station has a touchscreen kiosk, a map of the service area and surrounding neighborhood, and a docking system that releases bikes for rental with a credit card or key. The naysayers said this wouldn’t catch on in New York, but Citi Bike is proving to be surprisingly popular—just as Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg predicted. He’s added more than 350 miles of bike lanes in recent years as part of his investment in cycling and the vision for a greener New York City with a reduced carbon footprint. Come see for yourself. Register for our party, and don’t forget to pack your bike helmet!

Diana Mosher, Editorial Director