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Spring Meeting and Tour:
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

About Westchester's Ridge Hill:
Creatively designed to be gracious and magnificent, yet comfortable and charming, Westchester's Ridge Hill is the ideal environment for shopping, dining, strolling, lounging and enjoying. A captivating village green sets the stage for evening entertainment. Comfortable outdoor furniture and lively fountains offer a sense of both engagement and tranquility to nurture the spirit and prolong the visit.

Westchester's Ridge Hill has an eclectic mix of specialty boutiques, national retailers, tempting restaurants and engaging entertainment venues. Charming architecture and inviting amenities add to the anticipation of an exciting shopping experience. 
World Trade Center Revisited
Tour of National September 11 Memorial
Thursday, September 27, 2012

Marriott New York Downtown 
85 West Street at Albany Street
New York, NY 10006

On June 27th, our tour of the National September 11 Memorial was postponed due to a construction accident on the World Trade Center construction site. As promised, we re-scheduled our tour for Thursday, September 27, 2012.

Summer Meeting
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Westfield finalized an agreement with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for a $1.25 billion joint venture in the World Trade Center's retail project.  Westfield will provide development, leasing and operating expertise for this 352,000 square feet of designed retail space for 4 WTC, the WTC Transportation Hub which is a central stop for 13 train lines, 3 WTC and above ground retail along Church and Dey Streets.  Westfield is also entitled to operate another 90,000 square feet of retail space among the 8.8 million square feet of office space under construction.

On June 27, Westfield gave the NYNJCSC gave an overview of this amazing and iconic mixed-use site.  The event was hosted at the Millenium Hilton Hotel in New York City with a birds-eye view of the World Trade Center site.

Il Villagio
Carlstadt, NJ 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Annual New York/New Jersey Council of Shopping Center's Holiday Meeting was held at Il Villaggio in Carlstadt, New Jersey, only minutes from the Paramus shopping area. 

Our holiday meeting is always a great networking opportunity to visit with old and new friends, former associates and people you would like to meet. Last year was our first year at Il Villaggio, a grand facility with festive decor and yet an intimate setting that fostered good conversations and enhanced distant friendships. An incredible selection of hot and cold hors d'oeurves, a tasty buffet dinner and delectable desserts along with live music completed the festive occasion.

Spring Meeting & Renovation Tour
The Outlet Collection│Jersey Gardens
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Outlet Collection│Jersey Gardens, owned by Glimcher, is the largest outlet shopping center in New Jersey, featuring over 200 top brand-name outlet and discount stores all under one roof. The project opened in 1999 and has become a major tourist attraction. 

The Outlet Collection│Jersey Gardens began its renovation last summer. The project includes new flooring, interior rails and light fixtures as well as new concourse furniture, interior signage and restrooms. In addition, a new dining emporium will bring in more authentic dining options. Exterior work will also be completed to incorporate the new name and branding at all entry points. The renovations will be completed by Fall 2013. 

The Outlet Collection's has one of the largest rooftop systems in North America. The 4.8MW solar array is comprised of more than 15,000 high efficiency SunPower panels and generates enough power to offset 11 percent of the mall's electrical consumption. 

Sneak Preview Redevelopment Presentation
The Shops at Nanuet
Wednesday, June 5, 2013​

Simon Property Group transformed Nanuet Mall into The Shops at Nanuet, a vibrant open-air town center featuring brand new shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The $150 million project will be approximately 760,000 square feet, much of which is built from the ground up. In addition to the original mall, anchors of Macy's and Sears, Fairway Market, Regal Cinemas, and 24-Hour Fitness have joined the property as junior anchors. 

The property successfully opened in October 2013.

The Continuing Transformation of  
Westfield Garden State Plaza 
Thursday, October 17, 2013 

Westfield is transforming the face of retail by integrating the best in fashion, food, leisure, entertainment and digital technology with the world's leading retail brands. Garden State Plaza underwent a $150 million dollar enhancement project that delivered a new, state-of-the-art parking deck in November 2013 and approximately 20 new specialty shops, restaurants and amenities in March of 2014. 

Holiday Meeting
Maritime Parc in Jersey City, NJ
Thursday, December 5, 2013

We were delighted to celebrate the holidays with our memebers and their guests at Maritime Parc, a spectacular setting with exceptional cuisine located inside Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ.

Our event space boasted one of the greatest vantage points from which to marvel at the panoramic views of downtown Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

What did the runway shows of Versace, Armani, Chanel and Marc Jacobs have in common with our holiday event? The same award winning chef! 

This festive night of networking was enhanced by the announcement of the new NYNJCSC president, Michael Hauser's famous treasurer's report, a lively DJ and a photo booth for fun group pics with friends, staff and loved ones!

The Enhancement and Expansion of 
Woodbury Common Premium Outlets 
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

NYNJCSC members learned first-hand how the enhancement and expansion of this landmark center will upgrade every aspect of the shopping experience. Improvements will positively impact how shoppers arrive, park, shop, dine and experience the center. This multi million dollar investment will bring the property to a new level.

Built in 1985 with additional retail space added in 1993, 1994 and 1998, the Center will be expanding with a net gross leasable area of 60,000 square feet bringing additional stores to the Center and over 900,000 square feet. The food court will be relocated in 2015 and renamed Market Hall providing an architecturally distinct building at the entrance of the center. New retail space will replace the current food court and will feature prominent designer brands.  

Holiday Meeting- The Venetian
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Our annual holiday meeting is a great networking opportunity to visit with old and new friends, former associates and people you would like to meet. For those who have attended our Holiday events at The Venetian in years past, you will recall their incredible cocktail hour featuring an amazing selection of hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, a delicious buffet dinner, a delectable selection of passed mini-deserts and an open bar serving premium liquors.  

In 2014, our festive night of networking was enhanced by our lively DJ, a photo booth for great group pics and of course, Michael Hauser's famous treasurer's report.

A fun-filled evening was enjoyed by all! 

Brookfield Place NY
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The highly anticipated, newly opened Brookfield Place NY is the height of luxury shopping, dining and cultural arts in downtown Manhattan. The center is uniquely positioned just south of Tribeca along the Hudson River waterfront. International fashion houses including Hermès, Bottega Veneta, Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry, Omega, Ermenegildo Zegna, and contemporary fashion brands such as Diane von Furstenberg, Theory, Michael Kors, Vince, Paul Smith, and Lululemon make Brookfield Place Downtown Manhattan's most sought-after shopping destination. An 85,000-square-foot Saks Fifth Avenue department store will open in early 2016, revolutionizing the luxury shopping experience downtown. Best-in-class dining options include Hudson Eats, a curated collection of 14 chef-driven fast-casual eateries; Le District, a 30,000-square-foot French-inspired marketplace; and eight signature restaurants including L'Atelier, Amada, and Parm. Complimented by Arts Brookfield, an elite offering of world-renowned cultural experiences, Brookfield Place is transforming downtown Manhattan as the premier destination for residents and visitors alike. 

Roosevelt Field REDEVELOPED
Thursday, October 22, 2015

Join us as one of the nation's most iconic shopping venues enters the final stages of its major redevelopment. Transforming Roosevelt Field for the 21st century, this multi-million dollar redevelopment includes a newly opened Dining District concept and the addition of a two-level luxe retail wing which debuted earlier this month. See firsthand the host of interior and exterior property enhancements welcoming millions of shoppers. 

Annual Holiday Meeting
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Our annual Holiday Event was an evening filled with fantastic cuisine, cocktails and conversation. Held at The Venetian, an elite venue of pure elegance and indulgence, it was the perfect place to celebrate the holidays with old and new friends, former associates and new business contacts.

Westfield World Trade Center Redefines Lower Manhattan
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

More than a retail district, Westfield World Trade Center is a forward-thinking fusion of art, ideas, fashion, culture, visionary architecture and culinary ingenuity. The Oculus, designed by Santiago Calatrava, is a destination unto itself, and is the design centerpiece of Westfield World Trade Center. 

The Seaport District is currently being revitalized by The Howard Hughes Corporation and will encompass seven buildings on several city blocks totaling more than 400,000 square feet of cutting-edge culinary, fashion, entertainment and cultural experiences. The new Pier 17® building will be highlighted by a 1.5-acre rooftop that will include a restaurant, outdoor bars and a venue for special events that will become one of the most recognizable entertainment destinations.
The Revitalized Seaport District NYC
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Our annual Holiday Event was an evening filled fantastic cuisine, cocktails and conversation. McLoone's Boathouse in West Orange, NJ, well known for its incredible waterfront views and cutting edge menu, was a wonderful place to celebrate the holidays with old and new friends, former associates and industry professionals.

A festive cocktail style event with an amazing selection of passed hor d'oeuvres, an open bar serving premium liquors, and a delectable selection of mini pastries was had by all.  

Please join us again next year!

Holiday Cocktail Event
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Recent Events:

Redefining an Icon - The Westchester
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A multimillion-dollar redevelopment at The Westchester further elevates the customer experience and enhances the luxury retail offerings to greater suit the discerning Westchester shopper. 

The center's fourth level has been entirely redeveloped to create a world-class dining destination, "SAVOR Westchester". This light-filled space will also includes "PLAY: The Westchester" a new children's play area with strong visual themes and educational activities. "CONNECT: The Westchester" an entertainment and technology lounge, provides event space serves as a community gathering place. 

Westfield Garden State Plaza - Celebrating 60 Years
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
New Jersey's largest shopping center, Westfield Garden State Plaza is celebrating its 60th anniversary with the completion of a newly remodeled Bistro Dining Hall and a new interactive Play Space. Adding to their continuous reinvention, this iconic shopping destination is in the process of revitalizing common area spaces throughout the center which will be completed in 2018. 
Annual Holiday Cocktail Event
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Our annual Holiday Event was an evening of elegantly prepared cuisine and fantastic networking opportunities. Manhattan-style dining without crossing the river, HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant & Bar is an exciting new waterfront culinary experience. Contemporary and inviting, the bar and lounge at HAVEN lets you settle in and enjoy our festive cocktail style event with an amazing selection of heavy passed appetizers, an open bar serving wine and beer, and delectable desserts. 
Upcoming Events:
The Redevelopment of Woodbury Common Premium Outlets
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the US drawing 13 million visitors annually from the country and around the world. A recent three-year redevelopment project has improved and enhanced the property, delivering a one-of-a-kind enhanced luxury shopping experience. Shoppers can see new landscaping, signage, artwork, waterfalls and outdoor seating in shaded areas which gives the shopping destination a fresh appeal. As part of the elevated customer service experience Woodbury Common is known for, the center offers free Wi-Fi, charging stations and shopper trolleys. Also, there is a newly updated 4,000 sf Welcome Center, heated Bus Plaza staffed with multilingual representatives and a new state-of-the-art, four-level parking garage, which includes smart park technology.

SHORE TOUR - The Next Phase of Pier Village Unveiled
Thursday, June 14th
A new chapter begins. Pier Village will be further elevated with the build out of the next phase of the mixed-use community with elegant condominiums, additional retail and a best-in-class hotel that will satisfy the area's shortage of luxury lodging options turning Pier Village into an all-inclusive oceanfront destination.

The  Expansion of an Icon
Staten Island Mall
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Two years in the making, the highly anticipated expansion of Staten Island Mall has brought more retail, dining, entertainment and parking options to the shopping center, greatly enhancing the overall experience for area residents. The newly unveiled 242,000 square-foot expansion on the Richmond Avenue side of the mall proudly introduces Tommy's Tavern + Tap, AMC Theatres, Barnes & Noble, Dave & Busters, Shake Shack, Zara, Chipotle, a new Food District and much more! 

We are delighted to invite you to our annual Holiday Event for an evening of elegantly prepared cuisine and fantastic networking opportunities. Manhattan-style dining without crossing the river, HAVEN Riverfront Restaurant & Bar is an exciting new waterfront culinary experience. Contemporary and inviting, the bar and lounge at HAVEN lets you settle in and enjoy our festive cocktail style event with an amazing selection of heavy passed appetizers, an open bar serving wine and beer, and delectable desserts.

$85 per guest for the first 60 paid guests on or before 11.26.18, whichever comes first.


6:00pm - 9:00pm

Haven Riverfront Restaurant & Bar
2 Main Street
Edgewater, NJ 07020