United States

Long-delayed NJ mall featuring helicopter transport from NYC seeking luxury tenants

American Dream — the long-delayed mega-mall that’s slated to open this fall off the New Jersey Turnpike — will have an indoor ski slope and water park, a giant Ferris wheel and even a fleet of helicopters to fly in shoppers from Manhattan. One thing it could still use: more high-end fashion boutiques from labels such as Thom Browne; Amiri, the streetwear brand hawking $325 T-shirts; and Fear of God, a hip-hop designer selling $795 sweatshirts. (None of those has committed.) The tortured development project, formerly called Xanadu, has over the past 17 years survived two bankruptcies, three developers, a lawsuit over parking-lot capacity from the Jets and Giants, and endless kvetching in the media over its $1 billion in tax subs ...