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Politicos, Business Leaders Detail Dramatic Economic Impact of Natural Gas Moratorium on Westchester

February 2019

WHITE PLAINS—In two separate hearings on Wednesday, county, city and business leaders bemoaned the potential economic impact of Con Edison’s moratorium on new natural gas connections for most of Westchester County scheduled to begin on March 15. Some described the current situation as “a full-blown crisis” with the potential to bring new commercial, multifamily and…

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Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation’s ‘Project Beauty’ Event Draws Nearly 200 People

February 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation’s first event of 2019 drew almost 200 people to Neiman Marcus at The Westchester in White Plains for a “Project Beauty” event. The luxury department store closed early for the special event that featured champagne, wine, hors d’oeuvres, make-overs, professional headshots, and a “What’s New for Spring” runway show…

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Meet the Sellers of the Bronx Merges with ERA Insite Realty

February 2019

WHITE PLAINS—ERA Insite Realty Services, a full service, family owned and operated residential real estate firm with offices in White Plains, Bronxville, Yonkers and Pleasantville, has reported that Meet the Sellers of the Bronx has merged with the White Plains based firm. Meet the Sellers was founded and owned by broker Irene Guanill Elukowich. Louis…

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Politicos, Business Leaders Detail Dramatic Economic Impact of Natural Gas Moratorium on Westchester

February 2019

WHITE PLAINS—In two separate hearings on Wednesday, county, city and business leaders bemoaned the potential economic impact of Con Edison’s moratorium on new natural gas connections for most of Westchester County scheduled to begin on March 15. Some described the current situation as “a full-blown crisis” with the potential to bring new commercial, multifamily and…

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legal-advocacy

LEGAL CORNER: Still No Clarity: The ADA Revisited in Light of the Ninth Circuit’s Decision in Robles v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC

February 2019

On Jan. 15, 2019, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in Robles v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC (see https://bit.ly/2SDzfF7), which sheds some additional light on the requirements “places of public accommodation” (which include real estate brokerage firms, Realtor associations, and other businesses) are subject to under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) (see…

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people

Suzanne Reuter Appointed Executive Director of the Bristal at Armonk

February 2019

The Bristal at Armonk, an assisted living community, has announced the appointment of Suzanne Reuter as executive director. Reuter, who has 10 years of experience in the assisted living field, was previously the Director of Resident Relations at The Bristal at Armonk. Prior to that, she served as Director of Resident Services at The Bristal…

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residential

Steckler Real Estate Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

February 2019

WALLINGFORD, CT—Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England, New York and Westchester Properties reported on Feb. 13th its merger with Steckler Real Estate of Scarsdale, a long-standing Westchester County residential real estate firm, into its Eastchester and Scarsdale offices. “Westchester County is a vibrant residential real estate market,” Candace Adams, CEO and President, said. “The brokers from…

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Viewpoints

Jennifer Maher

PUTNAM POSTING: Analyzing Two Significant State Issues

February 2019

In his first state of the state since Democrats took control of both the State Assembly and Senate. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is quickly implementing his vision. Legislation that was stalled in a Republican-controlled State Senate now is likely to pass and the governor is obviously aware of that fact. Two specific proposals that stand out…

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Philip Weiden

LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS: February Legislative Update

February 2019

The New York State budget is facing a sudden major shortfall because of changes due to the cap at $10,000 on state and local taxes (SALT), according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It is the biggest drop in income tax collections in many years. This could be one of the effects of the federal tax reform…

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technology

John Vrooman

Updates on CES 2019, Bouncer, Shortcuts App and PSAPs as Hearing Aid Alternatives

January 2019

Happy New Year! By the time you're reading this, this year's Consumer Electronics Show 2019 (a.k.a. CES 2019) will be over. If you followed the news surrounding the event, you've likely already heard and read about many of this year's more interesting product announcements. That said, the show is large enough that some product news…

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mortgage

Real Estate In-Depth

Houlihan-Parnes Arranges Nearly $4M In Mortgage-Bridge Loans in NY Region

February 2019

WHITE PLAINS—Jerry Houlihan of Houlihan-Parnes Properties, with its affiliate mortgage servicing company H-P Capital LLC, reported recently it has arranged the placement of first mortgage bridge loans for the following properties in the New York/Connecticut area: • A $550,000 first mortgage loan on a 4,000 square foot diner in Yonkers on the Bronx border. •…

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