A premiere tourist destination encompassing NYC's greatest shopping corridor, storied public spaces, and landmark attractions, all in a 31-block district
Management + Board
The 34th Street Partnership (34SP) is a not-for-profit, private management company organized as a business improvement district (BID). 34SP is funded by assessments on property within its boundaries, fees from Herald and Greeley Squares’ concessions, and revenue generated by events in the squares. One of the most ambitious BIDs in the United States, 34SP receives no tax dollars, nor does it solicit funds from philanthropic donors. The public pays not one cent for the outstanding services and capital plant that the Partnership delivers.
The 34th Street Partnership’s management team includes talented professionals in the fields of urban management, sanitation, security, industrial design, graphic design, horticulture, retail services, event planning and management, visitors’ services, and information systems. A privately funded organization with the responsibility of providing sanitation and security services over a 31-block area, 34SP also maintains over 2,000 pieces of street furniture, mostly of 34SP’s own design, and keeps the District green by maintaining trees and planters. Because of the public nature of its endeavors, 34SP cooperates closely with city agencies including New York City’s Police, Parks, Transportation, Sanitation, and Small Business Services departments to help ensure the safety and vibrancy of our neighborhood. Our Board of Directors includes District property owners, business owners and residents, the Mayor and Comptroller of NYC, the NYC Council Speaker, the Manhattan Borough President, and representatives from LIRR, NJ Transit, and Manhattan Community Boards 4, 5 & 6.
Board of Directors
- Gaston Silva, Vornado Realty Trust
- Daniel A. Biederman, 34th Street Partnership
- Jose E. Andrade, Thomas Publishing Co.
- Andrew Bauman, Morgan Stanley
- Jon Bloostein, Heartland Brewery
- Louis Brause, Brause Realty, Inc.
- Mark Centoducati, Amazon
- Alan B. Chun, Brookfield Property Partners
- Jonathan Coun, Interpublic Group
- Eli Daskal, B&H Photo-Video-Pro Audio
- Mike Decataldo, Amtrak
- Scott Domansky, PRD Realty
- Robert Doodian, AMC
- Jared L. Epstein, Aurora Capital Associates
- Leif Erickson, Starbucks
- Hal Fetner, Durst Fetner Associates
- Joel G. Fisher, Madison Square Garden
- David R. Greenbaum, Vornado Realty Trust
- Eric Gural, Newmark Knight Frank
- Stephen D. Haymes, Haymes Investment Co.
- Michael Hirschhorn, Jenel Management
- Louis Jerome, JEMB Realty Corp.
- Steven J. Kaufman, Kaufman Organization
- Peter Levenson, Kibel Companies LLC
- James Lewis, 361 West 34th Street Corporation
- Ephram Lustgarten, Global Holdings Management
- Peter L. Malkin, Esq., Empire State Realty Trust
- Martin Meyer, Meyer Equities
- Razia Meyer, Shutterstock
- Charles Miller, Macy’s
- Yuki Koda, Uniqlo
- Ann Peterson, New Yorker Hotel
- Edward Piccinich, SL Green Realty Corp.
- Penry Price, LinkedIn
- Andrew S. Ratner, The Feil Organization
- Dr. Chase F. Robinson, CUNY Graduate Center
- Alan Schall, Tower 111 LLC
- Larry Shields, Balmer Parc LLC
- Eddie Sitt, Sitt Asset Management
- Greg Sutherland, Elk Investors
- Michael J. Sweeney, HNTB
- William Thornton, The Continental
- Kenneth Walsh, Adams & Company Real Estate LLC
- Martin Whelan, Stout NYC
- Eric Yu, TD Bank
- Hon. Bill de Blasio, Mayor of the City of New York
- Hon. Scott Stringer, Comptroller of the City of New York
- Hon. Corey Johnson, Speaker of the Council of the City of New York
- Hon. Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
- Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of Small Business Services
- Steven H. Santoro, New Jersey Transit
- Patrick Nowakowski, Long Island Rail Road
- Dolores Rubin, Manhattan Community Board 4
- Vikki Barbero, Manhattan Community Board 5
- Rick Eggers, Manhattan Community Board 6
Kati Solomon, Director of Operations
Maureen Devenny, Operations Manager
Izzie Deixel, Operations Manager
Rachel Zurier, Operations Associate
Brian Schliessman, Park Manager
Owen Harrang, Operations Analyst
Victoria Kam, Streetscape Inspector
Max Wycisk, Receptionist / Office Manager / Research Assistant
Dick Dillon, Vice President, Security & Operations
Jim Albert, Chief of Security
Craig LaCaruba, Vice President, Capital Projects
Don Bussolini, Project Director
David Martin, Project Director
Rich DeRancy, Senior Project Manager
Maureen Hackett, Director of Horticulture
Amadou Thiam, Assistant Director of Horticulture
Retail and Visitor Services
Dan Pisark, Vice President, Retail Services
Paul Romero, Director of Tourism and Visitor Services
Quentin Robbins, Deputy Director of Tourism and Visitor Services
Nancy Ng, Manager of Visitor Services
Susie Sigel, Special Projects
Tricia Lewis, Director of Digital Media
Kevin Clyne, District Planner
Ignacio Ciocchini, Vice President, Design
Julie Ember, Associate Director of Design
Eric Mueller, Senior Graphic Designer
Thomas Hamilton, Graphic Designer
Neha Sabnis, Senior Urban Designer
Alexa Gonzalez, Senior Urban Designer
Aamina Ganser, Graphic Design Intern
Brand Partnerships and Events
Irene Vagianos, Director of Brand Partnerships and Events
Alice Cashman, Associate Director of Events
Rossini Yen, Events Manager
Matt Castellan, Brand Relations Manager
Dan Fishman, Public Events Manager
Erika Wendel, Events Manager
Willa Brock, Events and Programming Associate
Jenna Stein, Events Associate
Finance and IT
Peter Ciriello, CFO
Inessa Kanevskaya, Deputy Controller
Claire Austin, Administrative Assistant
Tomo Nakanishi, IT Manager
Reports and Financial Statements
If you are an owner, commercial or residential tenant of one of the buildings in the 34th Street Partnership District, download and complete this form.
Awards + Press
Since the launch of the 34th Street Partnership in 1989, then one of New York’s first Business Improvement Districts, the Partnership has consistently been credited as innovators in the realm of public space management. As our efforts have grown, we continue to receive distinction for our work in the form of awards and mentions in some of New York’s most prominent media outlets.
The 34th Street Partnership has received various awards and honors in areas ranging from Design and Landscape Architecture to Neighborhood Development and Social Entrepreneurship. Read More
Media coverage of 34th Street has included feature articles and highlights in The New York Times, The New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, Crain’s, The Commercial Observer, and many others. Regional coverage has also been extensive on radio, television, and the Internet. Read More
The success of 34th Street’s exciting amenities and programs is linked to 34th Street Partnership’s ability to partner with leading brands and corporations. With millions of annual visitors, outstanding demographics and an unsurpassed ability to use the neighborhood’s assets to leverage and express a partner’s message, we are ready to work with your company to bring your offering to our patrons. Past partners include Target, H&M, Samsung, Macy’s, Mini Cooper, Ben & Jerry’s, Cracker Jack, Sports Illustrated, MasterCard, and many more.
Please email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a vision you would like to see come to life in the 34th Street District.
Hold an Event
In order to determine whether your proposed event is appropriate for Herald or Greeley Square Park and to determine an appropriate site fee for your event, we ask that you submit a proposal. Please provide information and answer all outlined questions to the best of your ability. Elaborate whenever possible to provide a full and clear description of your proposed event.
For more information on how to hold an event, please email our events staff.
For large-scale events, it is recommended to submit your proposal as far in advance as possible, generally three to six months prior to your preferred event date(s).
Proposals for other events may be considered with a lead time of at least one to two months.
Complete proposals will be reviewed as soon as possible, usually within one to two weeks, at which point one of our events associates will contact you.
Site fees are based on the details submitted in a fully completed proposal. Estimated fees cannot be given until a complete proposal has been submitted and reviewed by the Events Department.
Herald and Greeley Squares receive no city, state, or federal money and are funded entirely by earned income. A large part of this revenue comes from fees charged to those who wish to use our park spaces for a commercial, profitable, promotional, or exclusive event. All site fees are used to operate, maintain, and improve the Squares’ beauty and functionality.
Herald & Greeley Squares
Forming a bowtie centered on 34th Street, these meticulously maintained jewels provide a place of respite for shoppers and office workers, and make a quintessentially “New York” backdrop for events, films, and photo shoots.
They are among the few green spaces in Midtown Manhattan and feature movable chairs and café tables, large sun-shielding umbrellas, and beautiful gardens that change throughout the year.
Broadway Boulevard is the stretch of three distinct pedestrian plazas located adjacent to Herald and Greeley Square Parks in the heart of the 34th Street Partnership Business Improvement District. The plazas and are available for cultural, private, and promotional/commercial activities. They are also the location of free fitness and dance classes offered each summer to the public.
About the 34th Street District
Herald and Greeley Squares are located at the crossroads of some of the city’s busiest and most heavily-used attractions, stores, and transportation hubs:
- 600,000 commuters through Penn Station per day (over 200 million per year)
- 38.5 million subway passengers per year at the Herald Square/34th Street subway station
- 20 million shoppers visit Macy’s per year
- 10.2 million PATH train users at the Greeley Square Park station each year
- 4 million yearly sports fans, concert goers, and more at Madison Square Garden
- 3.5 million visitors to the Empire State Building’s Observatory per year
Photos + Film Shoots
All film, video, and photo shoots in Herald or Greeley Square require a permit.
A 34th Street Partnership permit is required to shoot in any portion of the Square and its adjacent sidewalks.
Most shoots will be required to pay a site fee.
Why is there a fee to hold a shoot in a public park? 34th Street Partnership receives no city money and Herald and Greeley Squares are funded entirely by earned funds. A large part of this revenue comes from fees charged to those who wish to use the Squares for their own profitable, promotional, or exclusive use. All site fees are used to maintain and improve the park’s beauty and functionality.
Site fees are determined by the following criteria:
Complete the application including the site map indicating the exact location in the Square where you wish to shoot.
- Type of shoot (editorial, commercial, stock, etc.)
- Duration of shoot
- Size of the crew
- Amount of equipment and complexity of setup used
- Location and amount of space used within the Squares
- Publicity potential for the Squares
- Neither people nor equipment are allowed in the flower beds or planters at any time
- 34SP must have advance notice of all electrical needs, (e.g. whether or not you provide your own generators)
- If you plan to conduct interviews of visitors, 34SP must pre-approve interview questions
- 34SP must pre-approve of the script for scenes to be shot in the Squares.
- All fees, insurance certificates, city permits, and final permit application must be received before permission to film will be granted
Applying for a Permit
“Contribution” slot should be left empty, as a site fee will be determined by the 34SP Photo/Film Shoot Coordinator.
Upon receipt of your application, you will be notified of a site fee and if a certificate of insurance or damage deposit will be necessary.
Your completed application should be emailed to: email@example.com or faxed to: 212-719-3499, Attn: Photo/Film Shoot Coordinator.
Timeline for Approval
Permit applications should be submitted as far in advance as possible, at least 48 hours prior to your proposed filming date.
Come work with us!
Visitor Services Representative
34th Street Partnership, an award-winning Business Improvement District, is seeking a Visitor Services Representative.
Interested parties should view this page for more information.
Public Programming Assistant
Bryant Park Corporation and 34th Street Partnership seek seasonal, part-time Public Programming Assistants (PPAs) to work at free public events. PPAs work under the supervision of program managers to ensure successful event execution. Events and programs the PPAs can expect to assist with include: Bryant Park Summer Film Festival; literary events; music and theater performances; as well as classes in language, fencing, fly fishing, yoga and fitness, and more.
Public Programming Assistants must be energetic and assertive, enjoy working extensively outdoors, and be passionate about the public events and activities hosted in Bryant Park, Herald Square Park, Greeley Square Park, and Plaza33.
Public Programming Assistants can expect to work a range of irregular shifts as the parks’ robust event schedules dictate. The position is expected to suit those with part-time class schedules, or those looking to supplement a part-time job. Ideal applicants are college graduates or students with an open and flexible schedule, or with consistent morning, evening, and/or weekend availability.
Applicants must be available to work from early May through September (exact dates are flexible). Training will take place in early May – if hired, PPAs will be expected to make themselves available.
Compensation is $13 per hour. Assistants may work anywhere between 10 - 30 hours per week, depending on how personal availability and the event schedule overlap.
This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable event production experience by working for two organizations that are dedicated to making New York City safer, cleaner, more beautiful, and more engaging. The PPA Program also offers opportunities for professional development, to allow participants to develop skills and knowledge relevant to the event planning and public space management fields.
Public Programming Assistants are expected to uphold the mission of creating a rich and dynamic cultural, visual, and intellectual outdoor experience for New Yorkers and visitors alike in some of the greatest public spaces in the world.
- Execute public programs and activities in the parks, including equipment setup, communication with instructors and/or performers, and supervision of the event
- Interact with partners and serve as a representative from the companies
- Serve as a park ambassador and interact with visitors politely and patiently
- Troubleshoot logistical event issues and manage accordingly
- Coordinate with other park staff for event setup and breakdown
- Document events by taking photos and conducting attendance counts
- Occasionally work at the onsite pop-up Park Shop & Info tent, giving out information and selling park merchandise
- Prepare timely reports on event execution to event managers
- Prepare materials for upcoming events, including informational signage and programs
- Administrative duties, including data entry, as needed and as scheduling allows
- Four-year college degree preferred
- Flexibility to work non-traditional/irregular hours – must be available evenings and weekends for most of May - September
- Responsible, proactive, mature, and outgoing
- Possess strong communication and observational skills
- Possess a “no job too small” attitude
- Ability to maintain high energy and friendly attitude throughout entire shift
- Ability and willingness to work outdoors in most weather conditions
- Ability to take direction, but also problem-solve individually as needed
- Ability to lift 20 pounds regularly and 50 pounds occasionally, and stay on feet for extended periods of time
- Experience in event planning, staffing, retail and/or customer service preferred
- Interest in event planning, production, recreation, and/or public space management
Interested candidates should email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Public Programming Assistant” and your name in the subject line. In the body of the email, include a cover letter expressing your unique qualifications and interests. Attach your resume in .doc or .pdf format. Phone calls and office visits will NOT be accepted. Due to number of applications, we will only be contacting applicants with whom we wish to move forward.
Bryant Park Corporation / 34th Street Partnership
1065 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10018
34th Street Partnership is currently recruiting volunteers for various projects. If you are interested in helping out, email your resume with short cover letter to email@example.com.
34th Street Partnership and Bryant Park Corporation seek part-time, seasonal staff for game areas:
The organization that manages Bryant Park seeks seasonal staff responsible for overseeing five game areas. Game areas are designated zones for playing board games, lawn games and ping pong, putting, and doing art projects. Host serves two valuable functions:
(1) serves as an ambassador of the park and interacts with the public
(2) facilitates activities, which includes being aware of the rules of play, actively demonstrating and explaining games to participants, enforcing area rules, managing inventory, and maintaining equipment
Responsibilities for each game area vary slightly but all include: setting up each activity area at the start of the day and making it available for public use; maintaining appearance of activity areas throughout the day by cleaning equipment, picking up litter, and neatly storing equipment not in use; engaging the public, fostering participation, and ensuring respectful use of the space; considering ways to improve the activities offered to the public, then reporting observations accurately and comprehensively to supervisor.
Host is expected to uphold the employer’s mission: to create a rich and dynamic visual, cultural, and intellectual outdoor experience for New Yorkers and visitors alike in one of the greatest public spaces in the world. Successful hosts may have opportunities for growth, including working in the Bryant Park executive office, organizing new programs for the public, and supervising daily operations.
Applicants can preview Bryant Park’s game areas by visiting bryantpark.org and looking under the ‘Things to Do’ tab.
Qualified applicants may be recommended for similar host positions at Plaza33 and Herald & Greeley Square Parks in Midtown. Hosts work 20-40 hours per week.
• BA preferred – consideration given to undergraduate work plus experience in recreation, coaching or park management
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work in a team environment
• Willingness and desire to get hands dirty
• Outgoing, playful, mature, positive and proactive
• Experience in customer service
• Responsible and detail-oriented with excellent observation skills
• Ability and willingness to work exclusively outside and stand for long periods of time
• Ability to lift 25 pounds or more
• Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends
• Ability and willingness to staff large Bryant Park events, including Film Festival and Musical Chairs
• Ability to update an online spreadsheet on a tablet to document visitor counts and daily observations
• Access to a cell phone with photo and texting capability
• Access and responsiveness to email
• Communicate politely and positively with the public and serve as an ambassador of the park
• Maintain appearance of game areas and equipment
• Facilitate game play, and manage time limits
• Report equipment needs and behavior incidents in a timely manner
• On a daily basis, setup and takedown free activities offered to the public
• Record and report the number of participants
• Staff special events or tournaments
• Take direction from management staff regarding special assignments
Position begins with a three-week trial period. Games Hosts who receive a passing evaluation after 3 weeks will be invited to continue in their position.
Position generally runs from April to November. Hours are generally 11am to 8pm with some exceptions for special events. Preference will be given to candidates with more flexibility in their schedules, and a genuine desire to work hard.
To apply, email resume and cover letter as attachments with “Games Host” in the subject line to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications that do not meet these requirements will be discarded.
34th Street Partnership
1065 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10018
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