FROM LEFT: DKNY; Michael Stars; Diane von Furstenberg; Elie Tahari

To celebrate the milestone 400th anniversary of Manhattan—Henry Hudson sailed his ship Half Moon up the river that would bear his name on April 4, 1609—Bloomingdale’s (1000 Third Avenue, 212-705-2000) has partnered with a who’s who of its top vendors to sell exclusive merchandise ranging from tees and totes to scarves and jeans for one month only, starting June 15. Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Elie Tahari, Elizabeth and James, BCBG, Donna Karan and Diane von Furstenberg are among the more than a dozen designer labels that have created 400th-anniversary limited editions for the nine metro-area Bloomingdale’s stores (the collection will also be available online at In addition, the iconic retailer, in a special partnership with the Museum of the City of New York, has dedicated its famed Lexington Avenue windows to the project. Perhaps the best reason to start shopping again? With the exception of a pair of 7 For All Mankind jeans ($128), the entire product range is priced under $100!

World-renowned strategic advisor Michael J. Berland has worked alongside such top players as Michael Bloomberg and Hillary Clinton, and his new book, What Makes You Tick? How Successful People Do It—and What You Can Learn From Them (Collins Business) gives readers first-person insight into how America’s biggest names achieved their positions of prestige. We take a look at the contributions of some very notable New Yorkers.





FROM LEFT: Brian Wililams; Cathleen Black; Bobby Flay; Heidi Klum.

Anchor and managing editor, NBC Nightly News
“What are the ingredients for success? To me, absolutely number one is single-minded desire. You have to be willing to do anything to reach your goal. In this country, if you want something badly enough and you’re willing to work harder than anyone else, then I don’t see impediments.”

President, Hearst Magazines
“The key to success—at least for me— is relentless optimism, determination and not taking things personally. I’ve always taken things seriously. Insecure people take things personally.... Would I have succeeded in a cosmetics company or Disney or on Wall Street? Probably. But this is the route I took, and I’ve been very lucky.”

Chef, restaurateur and Food Network host
“When you become successful, it doesn’t get any easier. In fact, I think it gets harder. You can’t rest on your laurels. My philosophy? If you’re not moving forward in this business, you’re not just standing still, you’re actually going backward. You’re regressing. That’s how fast-moving it is.”

Supermodel/host and executive producer, Project Runway
“To this day I don’t think I’m better looking than other girls. I just think I was always more inventive. I surrounded myself with people I thought would help me get to the next level. I always asked a lot of questions. Nothing ever fell into my lap. I think you have to make your own success.”

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