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Peekskill Issues Open Call to Private Investors for DRI Funding

October 2019

PEEKSKKILL—The City of Peekskill, which in August of this year was awarded a $10-million grant through the state’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative to revitalize its downtown district, issued an open call for privately sponsored project proposals to be considered for DRI funding. City officials say the purpose of the open call is to hear from members…

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Existing-Home Sales Decrease 2.2% in September

October 2019

WASHINGTON—Existing home sales receded in September following two consecutive months of increases, according to the National Association of Realtors. In its monthly report released on Oct. 22, NAR reported that all four major regions witnessed sales drop off last month, with the Midwest absorbing the brunt of those declines. Overall sales in the Northeast fell…

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Hudson Valley Home Sales Market Shows Signs of Recovery from SALT Cap

October 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The residential home sales market in the Hudson Valley showed some surprising resilience in the third quarter. While some real estate analysts had predicted home sales would likely soften in the latter part of 2019, home sales in fact increased in a majority of the region. According to the “2019 THIRD QUARTER RESIDENTIAL REAL…

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Montefiore to Close Mount Vernon Hospital; Build New $41M Complex on Sanford Blvd.

October 2019

MOUNT VERNON—Montefiore Health System announced on Oct. 15th a plan to close Mount Vernon Hospital and replace the storied facility with a new, $41-million health care complex on Sandford Boulevard in Mount Vernon. The project, which will be funded by a grant from New York State, will involve the development of a new, 40,000-square-foot location…

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New York Metro Area’s First Regional MLS Coming Soon

October 2019

TARRYTOWN—The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Inc. and the Long Island Board of Realtors, Inc. announced on Oct. 10 the regional MLS created by the two organizations, the first in the New York Metro area, will operate as OneKey MLS. Officials with the two organizations stated that the new OneKey MLS will begin operations before…

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Propose 1.5 Million-Square-Foot Production Complex in Ramapo, Tuxedo

October 2019

RAMAPO—The Jehovah’s Witnesses intend to file development plans for a new 1.5-million-square-foot audio-video production facility to be built two miles away from its 1.6-million-square-foot World Headquarters complex in Warwick. The project was revealed during a special event on Oct. 5th following the annual corporation meeting of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania.…

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HGAR Region Posts Solid Sales in Third Quarter

October 2019

WHITE PLAINS—A solid third quarter for residential sales in the lower Hudson Valley region served by the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, Inc. (HGMLS) appears to indicate that the housing market remains vibrant, experiencing modest, but sustainable gains. Single-family residential sales remained on solid footing with anywhere from a 1% gain in unit sales in…

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The Nation’s First African American Female Combat Pilot Tapped as Keynote Speaker for HGAR’s Annual Members Day

October 2019

TARRYTOWN—"The Flight to Your Success” is the theme of HGAR’s 103rd Annual Member Appreciation Day on Monday, Oct. 28 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown. The event will feature keynote speaker Vernice “Fly Girl” Armour, America’s first African American female combat pilot. A former beat cop, Armour served two tours in Iraq before returning home…

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Gottlieb to Helm Robert Martin’s New Life Sciences/Health Tech Initiative

October 2019

ELMSFORD—The Robert Martin Company LLC, which boasts a suburban office, flex and retail portfolio of more than 6 million square feet, announced on Oct. 2 it is expanding its operations to service the life sciences/health tech industry. Leading the effort will be Laurence Gottlieb, who was named managing director, Life Sciences and Health Technologies. Gottlieb…

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LEGOLAND New York Resort to Open on July 4, 2020

October 2019

GOSHEN—While construction continues in earnest at the property and on a new adjacent exit on Route 17 here, LEGOLAND New York announced on Oct. 2 that it will stage its grand opening celebration on July 4, 2020. “The Fourth of July means family,” said LEGOLAND New York Public Relations Manager Matt Besterman, “and at LEGOLAND…

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Westchester County Association Officially Launches Search for New Leader

September 2019

WHITE PLAINS—After negotiations ended in June on a proposed merger with the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp., the Westchester County Association has announced the official launch of a search for a new president and CEO to replace longtime leader William M. Mooney Jr. Mooney will retire as of as of Dec. 31, 2019. The WCA…

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Atlas Air Extends HQ Lease in Purchase; To Spend $38 Million on Upgrades

September 2019

PURCHASE—Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings is staying in Westchester County and is in fact renewing and extending its headquarters lease long-term at 2000 Westchester Ave. here and investing nearly $38 million on office space upgrades and equipment. The company and New York State officials jointly announced that Atlas Air had signed a long-term lease renewal for…

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Pioneer Westchester Commercial RE Developer Robert Weinberg Dies

September 2019

NEW YORK—While visionary commercial and residential developer Robert Weinberg passed away at his home in Manhattan at the age of 90 on Sept. 3, his legacy in Westchester County and the surrounding suburbs will live on for generations to come. Weinberg will be best remembered for co-founding Robert Martin Company of Elmsford with partner Martin…

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Longtime State Senator William Larkin Dies at Age 91

September 2019

CORNWALL, NY—Longtime New York State Senator William Larkin, who served the people of Orange County, New York State and the nation for three quarters of a century in the military and political arenas, passed away at the age of 91 surrounded by his family at his home here on Aug. 31. The senator announced his…

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Yonkers Apartment Tower Trades for $48 Million

September 2019

YONKERS—The 311-unit Parkledge apartment tower here has been acquired by the Hudson Valley Property Group, LLC for $48.3 million. The transaction for the affordable rental apartment complex was reported by CBRE Affordable Housing and CBRE’s New York Institutional Group. Tim Flint, executive vice president of CBRE Affordable Housing, along with CBRE’s Jeff Dunne, Gene Pride…

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Iconic Retailer Lord & Taylor to be Acquired in $100M Deal

August 2019

SAN FRANCISCO—Le Tote Inc. a women’s fashion rental subscription service based in San Francisco, has reached an agreement with Hudson’s Bay Co. of Toronto to acquire iconic retailer Lord & Taylor. Lord & Taylor has a significant presence in the New York metro area, including stores in Eastchester, Yonkers and West Nyack in the Hudson…

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Westchester to Present Minority/Women-Owned Businesses (MWBEs) Conference on Sept. 25

August 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The Westchester County Office of Economic Development in partnership with the Town of Yorktown and the Yorktown Small Business Association has announced conXpo North, a conference where Minority/Women-Owned Businesses (MWBEs), Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOBs) and Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBEs) can attend informative workshops, connect with county departments, and network with local businesses.…

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