Commercial

Greenburgh Town Board Approves Shoprite Project at Former Movie Site

May 2020

ELMSFORD—Earlier this month, the Greenburgh Town Board unanimously approved a site plan application to demolish the shuttered multiplex cinema at 320 Saw Mill River Road in Elmsford (across from Sam's Club) and to replace the building with a 75,711-square-foot Shoprite grocery store. The project, which was approved with a host of conditions, also includes an…

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Yorktown Approves Nestle Waters Distribution Site

May 2020

YORKTOWN—The Yorktown Planning Board has approved a distribution center for Nestle Waters. The Planning Board’s approval earlier this month will allow Nestle Waters to bring an estimated 60 jobs to Yorktown, as well as end a longtime vacancy at the former Verizon building at 3775 Crompond Road. Nestle Waters has proposed renovating the 1.9-acre property’s…

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EXCLUSIVE: County Executives Believe Mid-Hudson Economy on Cusp of Reopening

May 2020

WHITE PLAINS—It appears the reopening of the Mid-Hudson economy, which was all but shut down back on March 22 when Gov. Andrew Cuomo put “New York on Pause” to prevent the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, is finally at hand. After a setback earlier this week, Westchester County Executive George Latimer and Orange County Executive…

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CoStar Group Agrees to Acquire Ten-X Commercial for $190M

May 2020

WASHINGTON— CoStar Group, Inc., a leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces, announced today that it plans to acquire Ten-X for $190 million in cash. Ten-X was launched in 2009 with the goal of providing a digital transaction platform for effectively liquidating the large volume of distressed commercial real estate assets…

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Two of the Largest Commercial Projects in Orange County History Begin Construction

May 2020

Site work has commenced on two of the largest warehouse-distribution facilities ever to be built in Orange County. The two build-to-suit developments in Montgomery for Amazon and Medline, involve nearly 2.3 million square feet of new construction totaling nearly $200 million in investment. Developer Bluewater Partners has commenced construction on the 1,015,740-square-foot distribution center for…

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Working Together to Rebuild Our Workforce, Our Region

May 2020

By Maureen Halahan and Marc Baez During these uncertain times, the people of New York State have benefitted from Gov. Cuomo’s leadership and that of our federal, state and local officials while, once again, showing remarkable resilience. So, much has happened so quickly, and we applaud our elected representatives for taking decisive action to ensure…

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Longtime Rockland County Clerk Piperato Dies

May 2020

THIELLS—Rockland County government has confirmed that longtime Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato passed away on May 6 at the age of 61. At press time the cause of death was not known. Rockland County Executive Ed Day released the following statement on Piperato’s passing: “Today Rockland County mourns. The loss of County Clerk Paul Piperato…

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BCW’s Economic Recovery Task Force Looks To Create Action Plan to Help Re-open Economy

May 2020

RYE BROOK—As New York State prepares to begin reopening its economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the newly formed Business Council of Westchester’s Economic Recovery Task Force is forging ahead with developing a comprehensive plan to provide specific recovery measures and recommendations keyed to assisting Westchester’s diverse business and not-for-profit sectors. The Task…

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Buy, Sell or Hold?

May 2020

During these turbulent times, many lenders are suspending activity or taking very conservative views on ongoing business. Investors are in a panic, not knowing what will be their best path forward. Having navigated previous financial crises from the Savings and Loan scandal to 9/11 to the Great Recession and with more than 30 years of…

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Orange Bank & Trust Provides More Than $100M in PPP Loans

May 2020

MIDDLETOWN—Orange Bank & Trust Company reported on May 5 the successful processing of more than 700 small business loan applications for local business customers, totaling more than $100 million. The applications were funded under the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was established in late March to help small businesses remain afloat and retain employees…

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Rand Executives Say COVID-19 Will Not Cause a Crash of the Real Estate Markets

May 2020

Executives with Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty and affiliate Rand Commercial say that business is continuing during the health crisis caused by the Novel Coronavirus and that the social and economic impacts, while severe, will not cause a crash in the residential or commercial real estate markets in the Hudson Valley. Rand executives appeared…

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Indian Point 2 to Shut Down on Thursday

April 2020

BUCHANAN—A day that many business leaders have dreaded and environmentalists have hailed will come to pass tomorrow morning (April 30). The Indian Point Unit 2 reactor will be shut down by control room operators at the nuclear power plant complex here by Entergy Corp. The Indian Point 2 reactor has been in operation for more…

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Recovery from COVID-19 Downturn in NY Will Take Longer than ‘Great Recession’

April 2020

ALBANY—The New York State Division of the Budget released a report on Saturday that estimates a $13.3-billion shortfall, or 14%, in revenue from the Fiscal Year 2021 Executive Budget Forecast released in January. The report estimates a $61-billion state revenue decline through Fiscal Year 2024 as a direct consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 463-page…

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Gov. Cuomo Could Begin Restart of Economy After May 15

April 2020

ALBANY, NY—It appears New York State could allow the reopening of some business operations in the construction and manufacturing sectors in the upstate region beginning as early as after May 15. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his daily COVID-19 update on Sunday April 26 announced the state may begin a phased restart of the…

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COVID-19 Update 4/21/2020: Gov. Cuomo Says NY Biz Reopening to Be Done by Region

April 2020

BUFFALO—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in this morning’s COVID-19 update briefing here said that the reopening of the state’s economy will be performed by region. He announced that Lt. Gov. Kathleen Hochul will be in charge of studying the Western New York region, including determining how and when the economy will reopen there, while former…

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