The firm that owns New York’s One Times Square, where the ball drops each New Year’s Eve, bought a California office-and-studio complex that houses Dick Clark Productions and big-screen movie-theater operator IMAX Corp.
The 1890s-era warehouse sits across from the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a relic of the New York borough’s industrial past. Originally a shoe factory and later a root-beer bottling plant, its arched windows were bricked over long ago.
Walking on the High Line , an elevated park on Manhattan’s far west side, a friend and I recently came across a couple sitting near an open bottle of wine. Sad-faced, the two were being issued a summons by a pair of New York Parks Department officers for public consumption of alcohol.