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Rockland County Secures Nearly $6 Million in State Funding

December 2017

ALBANY—Rockland County, reversing years of earlier frustration in landing state funding under Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Consolidated Funding Application competition, took home an impressive $5.8 million in CFA funding in this year’s competition. Rockland County Executive Ed Day said the awards include funds to expand private businesses, revitalize communities and encourage tourism. "This investment in Rockland…

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GOP, President Trump Score Major Victory With Tax Reform Passage

December 2017

WASHINGTON—As expected, in a procedural vote the House of Representatives approved the Tax Cut and Jobs Act on Wednesday. The controversial measure passed 224-201, with no support from Democratic Congressional representatives. A total of 12 House GOP members voted against the bill. The Senate passed the bill earlier in the morning by a 51-48 margin.…

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A Conversation with County Executive Ed Day

December 2017

After Bringing County Back From Financial Brink Day Looks to Advance Key Policies in Second Term NEW CITY—The chief focus of Rockland County Executive Ed Day’s first four years in office was to implement governmental and budgetary reform to improve county government operations and put the days when county government was on the brink of…

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County Executive-Elect Latimer Will Review Merits of $1.1B Airport Privatization Deal

December 2017

TARRYTOWN—Westchester County Executive-Elect George Latimer met with county business leaders on Dec. 12th and said that Republicans and Democrats in county government must work together to face new business and political realities. He also said that because the county budget for 2018 has yet to be finalized, he feels somewhat “hamstrung” in trying to implement…

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Work to Start Soon on $150M Road Project by Woodbury Common

November 2017

HARRIMAN—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo traveled to Orange County on Wednesday to announce the impending start of construction on the long-awaited Exit 131 project adjacent to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. New York State officials announced that Yonkers Contracting Co. Inc. and subcontractor design firm HNTB were awarded the Design-Build contract. A spokesman for Yonkers Contracting,…

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Ginsburg's Scarsdale Retail Condo Trades to Investor for $17M

November 2017

SCARSDALE, NY—Ginsburg Development Companies has sold the retail condominium component of its Christie Place mixed-use project across from the Scarsdale Metro North train station. Knowledgeable sources have informed Real Estate In-Depth that the deal was valued at $17 million. The sale to an unidentified private investor was announced by brokerage firm Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P.,…

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White Plains Hospital Opens New Hospital Expansion

November 2017

WHITE PLAINS— White Plains Hospital unveiled its recently completed addition to its Central Clinical Services operations totaling 20,300 square feet of space at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Nov. 20th. The new space at the center of the hospital, from floors three to six, was designed by Perkins Eastman Architects and complements the hospital’s ongoing…

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Project Update: Resorts World Catskills Readies for March 2018 Opening

November 2017

THOMPSON, NY—The tourism industry in the Hudson Valley will likely never be the same in just a few months because in mid-February a new player in the casino gaming industry in the Northeast will arrive—the $1.3 billion Resorts World Catskills casino resort. The first delivery of what will eventually be 2,157 high-tech slot machines arrived…

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Public, Private Institutional Construction Booming in New York City

November 2017

NEW YORK—Public and private institutional construction starts in New York City through the third quarter of this year totaled approximately $4.2 billion, well above the $3.7 billion this sector produced all of last year. Paced by major projects, such as the $1.2-billion Jacob K. Javits Convention Center expansion and other major initiatives, the total for…

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Health Care, Communications, Tech Sectors Key Drivers of Commercial Real Estate Market in Westchester

November 2017

WHITE PLAINS—Tenant demand by health care, technology and communications concerns, particularly along the I-287 corridor, are helping bolster Westchester County’s commercial office market. Commercial brokerage firms Houlihan Lawrence and JLL recently released respective third quarter 2017 market reports for Westchester County. For the most part the two firms agreed on a number of positive prevailing…

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Empire City Casino at Yonkers Exploring Partnership or Sale

November 2017

YONKERS—Empire City at Yonkers Raceway has retained J.P. Morgan Securities LLC to identify a strategic partner or perhaps explore a possible sale as it looks transform the highly successful racing and casino venue into a global gaming and entertainment destination. In its announcement released on Nov. 15, Empire City Casino officials said that JP Morgan…

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Commercial Real Estate Outlook Remains Strong, Prices at a Standstill

November 2017

CHICAGO—Commercial prices will plateau and may fall in large markets, but secondary markets will experience sustained demand and stable real estate prices, according to Lawrence Yun, National Association of Realtors chief economist. During a commercial real estate forecast session held on Nov. 3rd at the 2017 Realtors Conference & Expo here in Chicago, Yun and…

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Brokerage Firm Predicts Continued Growth Despite Changing Face of Retail

November 2017

HARRISON—In recent months, industry experts and media outlets have claimed the same thing: retail is dead. Brick and mortar has seemingly been replaced by omni-channel shopping, with many industry cornerstones and “Mom and Pop” shops shuttering doors across the country. While many in the industry have started to pull away from the retail sector, commercial…

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PEDC’s Alliance for Balanced Growth Delves Into Issues Impacting Economic Development

October 2017

CARMEL—The Alliance for Balanced Growth, a standing committee of the Putnam County Economic Development Corp., has been engaged in tackling key issues affecting economic development in Putnam County. The ABG celebrated its one-year anniversary on May 12th. Since its inception it has been holding regularly scheduled informative sessions on key business trends and topics that…

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Century 21 Opens First Hudson Valley Store in Yonkers

October 2017

YONKERS—Fashion retailer Century 21 Stores has entered the Westchester County market with the opening of a new store at the Mall at Cross County here. The department store chain held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 24th for the more than 70,000-square-foot store. The store at 750 Central Park Ave. occupies two floors and features…

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Putnam County Visitors Bureau Launches New Website

October 2017

CARMEL—The Putnam County Visitors Bureau went live in September with a re-launched and much improved website at visitputnam.org that features a host of new tools for visitors to take advantage of to plug into the many destinations and events taking place year-round in Putnam County. Bruce Conklin, executive director of the Putnam County Visitors Bureau,…

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