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Plan Calls for Conversion of IBM Somers Campus to STEM School

September 2018

SOMERS—A plan was presented to the Somers Town Board on Thursday evening that if approved would involve the adaptive reuse of the 1.2-million-square-foot former and now vacant IBM campus here into a STEM high school geared at attracting top students from across the country. Evergreen Ridge, LLC of Stamford, CT, headed by principal Tim DiScipio,…

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Northeast Existing-Home Sales Increased in August; Mixed Results in Other Regions

September 2018

WASHINGTON—Existing-home sales remained steady in August after four straight months of decline, according to the National Association of Realtors. Sales gains in the Northeast and Midwest canceled out downturns in the South and West. A bright spot for the residential markets was in the Northeast, which saw its August existing-home sales rise 7.6% to an…

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Business Council Coalition Says Westchester Airport Future in Jeopardy

September 2018

RYE BROOK—Concerned that the future of Westchester County Airport is in jeopardy, the Business Council of Westchester has launched the Coalition for Westchester Airport, consisting of a broad range of businesses, labor organizations, educators, non-profits and residents in support of what they term as one of the county’s most valuable assets. The coalition has come…

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HGAR, LIBOR Boards Sign Key Agreement To Create New Regional MLS Next Year

September 2018

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors and the Long Island Board of Realtors have announced that their efforts to create a consolidated new regional Multiple Listing Service that would benefit approximately 40,000 subscribers had cleared a significant milestone. The two largest Realtor associations in New York State reported that their respective Boards of Directors…

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LEGOLAND New York Previews Eight ‘Lands’

September 2018

GOSHEN—More than 100 people attended a major preview event on Aug. 16 hosted by Merlin Entertainments of the eight themed “lands” that will make up its LEGOLAND New York Resort in Goshen. Thousands of Lego bricks cascaded down resembling a waterfall revealing a 10-foot LEGO model of the entire theme park. The model is made…

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legal-advocacy

The New NYS Sexual Harassment Law Requirements Take Effect on Oct. 9

September 2018

On April 12, 2018, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the New York State Budget Bill for Fiscal Year 2019 [see https://bit.ly/2MgdWC6] (the “2019 Budget Act”) which enacts several key legislative initiatives that address sexual harassment in the workplace (hereinafter referred to collectively as the “NYS Sexual Harassment Law”). It is critical for every employer…

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residential

Northeast Existing-Home Sales Increased in August; Mixed Results in Other Regions

September 2018

WASHINGTON—Existing-home sales remained steady in August after four straight months of decline, according to the National Association of Realtors. Sales gains in the Northeast and Midwest canceled out downturns in the South and West. A bright spot for the residential markets was in the Northeast, which saw its August existing-home sales rise 7.6% to an…

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Viewpoints

Real Estate In-Depth

PRESIDENT'S CORNER: Our Power is at the Ballot Box

September 2018

Now that the primaries are over, focus will shift to the general elections. If you are a Realtor and did not vote, or are not registered to vote, you still have time to vote in the General Election to be held on Nov. 6. Every Realtor should vote! We are pillars of our communities and…

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Richard Haggerty

GATEWAY PERSPECTIVES: New Challenges, New Opportunities

September 2018

In February of this year we announced in the pages of In-Depth that HGAR and HGMLS had executed a formal memo of understanding (MOU) with the Long Island Board of Realtors, Inc. (LIBOR) and its subsidiary, the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island, Inc., to create a regional MLS. As I said in my column…

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technology

John Vrooman

Directions to Multiple Locations Using Google and Solutions to Other Issues

September 2018

When showing multiple properties, you need to think about how you're going to navigate from one property to the next. What's the most efficient way to get around? Is the most efficient route also the most strategic one? Regardless, Google Maps can help with these tasks. A HowToGeek.com article titled "How to Plan a Road…

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Real Estate In-Depth

TD Bank Finances Hunts Point Affordable Housing Project

September 2018

NEW YORK—TD Bank reported on Aug. 28 it had closed on an $18.4-million construction loan for MHANY Management Inc. and We Stay/Nos Quedamos, Inc. (Nos Quedamos) to develop the second phase of Phoenix Estates, a new eight-story, mixed-use building in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx. The 111,000 square foot building will eventually become…

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