Industry gets behind city’s cultural reawakening

Posted On June 29, 2021


New York’s Real Estate and Construction Council is throwing its weight behind the rebuilding of the city’s cultural landscape.

The group hosted the first in-person, live performance celebration at Lincoln Center since it was forced to cancel its programs and close its doors to the public last March.

Jonathan L. Mechanic, chairman of Fried Frank’s Real Estate Department, co-chaired the Restart Lincoln Center Gala which featured a live performance by acclaimed opera singer and Tony Award-winning Broadway star Paulo Szot, and a curated menu designed by celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson.

The benefit brought together over 150 people to raise proceeds in support of Lincoln Center, whose loses during the COVID crisis ran in the tens of million.

Mechanic, co-chairman of the Real Estate and Construction Council, commented, “New York City’s identity is deeply rooted in its extraordinary performing arts sector, which draws millions of tourists to visit the city annually. The impact of the pandemic on New York City’s performing arts, culture, and entertainment community has been felt worldwide. Supporting this vibrant sector of our city is crucial to facilitating our successful comeback and recovery.”

Mechanic is pictured with his wife Wendy along with Amy Rose of Rose Associates and Brian Collins (right) of Silverstein Properties at the Restart Lincoln Center Gala.


About Rose Associates, Inc.

Based in New York, Rose Associates is a developer, owner and operator of premium residential properties. From planning a new development to managing day-to-day property operations, the Rose 360 Platform offers a full range of services designed to maximize the value of real estate. The firm oversees more than 26,000 units across New York, with approximately $2 billion in projects under development. Rose recently opened the historic skyscraper 70 Pine Street, which the firm is transforming into a luxury rental property with 644 residential units, 132 extend-stay apartments and a destination restaurant/lounge occupying the top four floors.

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