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Legoland Hopes to Begin Construction This Year on $500M Theme Park Project

April 2017

GOSHEN—The developer of LEGOLAND New York hopes to secure approvals for its much anticipated, but somewhat controversial, $500-million theme park here by sometime this summer, which would allow the firm to begin construction before the end of this year. Phil Royle, head of community & project relations for LEGOLAND New York, speaking before about 70…

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Hudson Valley Region Banking on Future Biotech Growth

April 2017

WHITE PLAINS—The recent approval by the Westchester County Legislature of a planned $1.2-billion biotechnology park on mostly county-owned land in Valhalla is a clear sign that political and business leaders are counting on the biotechnology and healthcare sectors to be economic engines for the region in coming years. Earlier this month, the Westchester County Board…

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CE Touts Transit-Oriented Development, Public-Private Partnerships and Bristles Over Indian Point’s Closure

April 2017

A Conversation with Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino WHITE PLAINS—As Westchester County enters the second quarter of 2017, the commercial and residential real estate markets are robust as businesses and new residents invest in the county. The county’s biotech and healthcare industries are driving economic growth and creating new jobs in their respective sectors, as…

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Houlihan Lawrence Strikes Deal With the ‘Uber of Helicopters’

April 2017

RYE BROOK—Residential brokerage firm Houlihan Lawrence announced on April 25th that it entered an exclusive marketing partnership with BLADE, a private aviation startup that has been coined by some as “the Uber of Helicopters.” The partnership, which began this month, will bring prominent exposure for properties listed with Houlihan Lawrence, appearing to BLADE fliers throughout…

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In Memoriam: Henry W. “Hank” Fries and Lawrence A. Savino

April 2017

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors regrets to inform its membership of the recent passing of two longtime Realtors—Henry W. “Hank” Fries and Lawrence A. Savino. Fries passed away on April 7th at the age of 81. He served as president of the Westchester County Board of Realtors in 1990 and as president of the…

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Houlihan Lawrence Strikes Deal With the ‘Uber of Helicopters’

April 2017

RYE BROOK—Residential brokerage firm Houlihan Lawrence announced on April 25th that it entered an exclusive marketing partnership with BLADE, a private aviation startup that has been coined by some as “the Uber of Helicopters.” The partnership, which began this month, will bring prominent exposure for properties listed with Houlihan Lawrence, appearing to BLADE fliers throughout…

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Dorothy Botsoe

PRESIDENT'S CORNER: All Customers Are Entitled to Our Best

April 2017

“Achievement has no color.” ― Abraham Lincoln It’s Fair Housing and Cultural Diversity Month for Realtors and in our line of business it is not acceptable to consider a client’s race, or make ethnic judgments that would adversely impact our customers. We must continue to treat all buyers and sellers as equals in every aspect…

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Richard Haggerty

GATEWAY PERSPECTIVES: Legacies: Henry "Hank" Fries

April 2017

Last Friday (April 7th) the Realtor community lost an invaluable leader, an industry advocate, and a great friend, Henry W. “Hank” Fries. I had the true privilege to have known Hank for over 30 years, back when he headed the commercial division for Houlihan Lawrence Inc., prior to striking out on his own as a…

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