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Westchester’s Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Will Spend $800M to Expand Upstate

September 2018

ALBANY—Tarrytown-based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. is at it again, but this time in the Capital District. The state’s largest biotechnology company is planning to spend $800 million to expand its research and lab facilities upstate outside of Albany. The company’s capital plans were announced on Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who reported that the state’s Empire…

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WRO to Honor Former HGAR President Botsoe

September 2018

NEW ROCHELLE—Westchester Residential Opportunities will honor HGAR’s 2017 President Dorothy Botsoe at its gala set for Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 6 pm. to 9:30 p.m. at the VIP Country Club in New Rochelle. Botsoe is the principal broker of Dorothy Jensen Realty, Inc. in White Plains. Last year, Botsoe became the first black president in…

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Second Span of New Mario Cuomo Bridge to Open Saturday

September 2018

TARRYTOWN—Long-suffering commuters will soon get the full benefits of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, now known as the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. In fact, the ride could get much better by this Saturday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that the second span of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will open this Saturday,…

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Yonkers IDA Approves Perks for Major Waterfront Project

September 2018

YONKERS—New York City developer Extell’s proposed $502-million mixed-use waterfront project here has received approximately $21.3 million in incentives from the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency. Yonkers IDA officials stated that the incentives granted to Extell is the largest package of incentives offered by the authority in its history. The Yonkers IDA conveyed the perks to Extell…

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Great Wolf Resorts in Talks to Build Water Park Resort in Orange County

August 2018

GOSHEN—Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus has confirmed rumors that have been circulating for months that Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. is considering building a major indoor water park resort in southern Orange County. Neuhaus, in a prepared release on Aug. 29, stated that the Madison, WI-based hospitality firm is considering a “handful” of potential sites in…

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Ossining Children’s Center Looks to Develop New $17M Building

August 2018

OSSINING—The Ossining Children’s Center has unveiled a nearly $17-millon development plan that calls for the construction of a new 27,000-square-foot building that will enable the center to consolidate its programs under one roof. Located at 32 State St. in Downtown Ossining, the planned building would replace operations currently housed at two 120-year-old buildings OCC owns…

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FASNY Wins Key Court Case to End Seven-Year Review

August 2018

  WHITE PLAINS—A protracted regulatory and legal battle that has lasted more than seven years to redevelop the former Ridgeway Country Club in White Plains by the French American School of New York may be finally over. On Aug. 24, New York State Supreme Court Judge Joan Lefkowitz rejected two separate legal challenges filed by…

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NAR Chief Economist Debunks Fears of Severe Market Slowdown

August 2018

WASHINGTON—American financial and lending systems look vastly different nearly a decade after the defining moments of the Great Recession, thanks in part to safe and sound lending and regulatory policy reforms, strongly supported by the National Association of Realtors. Today, home prices are at or approaching record highs in many markets, and mortgage default and…

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HUD Files Fair Housing Case Against Facebook

August 2018

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced on Friday it had filed a formal civil complaint against Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act by allowing landlords and home sellers to use its advertising platform to engage in housing discrimination. HUD officials also reported on Friday that the U.S. Attorney for the Southern…

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Tourism is Big Business in Westchester County

August 2018

WHITE PLAINS—Numbers don’t lie and the latest statistics prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that tourism is a major revenue producer for Westchester County. Tourists have flocked to Westchester to enjoy the Long Island Sound and the Hudson River. They also come to the county to hike its mountains, tour its museums and ride…

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County Looks to Create New Vision for Economic Development

August 2018

WHITE PLAINS—Officials with the Latimer Administration say they plan to be engaged with the business community and other stakeholders to pivot the county’s economic development efforts to the needs of both small and large businesses in Westchester. Since taking office in January, the county’s Office of Economic Development and its Industrial Development Agency and Local…

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Latimer Hopes Deal is Worked Out On Co-Op Disclosure Legislation

August 2018

WHITE PLAINS—In an exclusive interview with Real Estate In-Depth, Westchester County Executive George Latimer said he is hopeful that issues can be addressed in the next few months to allow a bi-partisan co-op disclosure bill to come before him for signature. County Executive Latimer, while not taking sides in the debate, noted that Realtors and…

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A Conversation with Westchester County Executive George Latimer

August 2018

CE Discusses Economic Development, Co-Op Bill, Budget Deficit WHITE PLAINS— Real Estate In-Depth recently sat down with Westchester County Executive George Latimer at his offices in White Plains to discuss his views on some of the critical issues he faces in his first term of office. Latimer, a third generation Westchester native, was born on…

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Westchester County Holds First Incubator Summit

August 2018

VALHALLA—As part of it efforts to enhance county government support of small business, Westchester County staged its first “Incubator Summit” on Aug. 2 at Westchester Community College. The well-attended event featured presentations by county government officials, as well as approximately 40 representatives of the business, education and investment communities who discussed the merits of incubators…

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Westchester Realtors Hit Back on Reports of Troubled Market

August 2018

WHITE PLAINS—Westchester residential brokerage executives and industry analysts responding to multiple trade press reports of a troubled Westchester housing market caused by the impacts of the cap on state and local taxes, hit back saying demand is still high and prices are rising. Relying on the second quarter home sales market statistics released by the…

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City of Newburgh Files Federal Suit Over Water Contamination

August 2018

NEWBURGH—The City of Newburgh filed suit on Aug. 6 in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York seeking to halt on-going contamination of the city’s water supply by cancer causing per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) originating at Stewart Air National Guard Base and Stewart International Airport, now operating as New…

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Westchester Tries to Put Fair Housing Case in Rear View

August 2018

WHITE PLAINS—In a move that could eventually free up federal housing funding to county municipalities after being frozen for eight years due to the county’s fair housing battle with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Westchester County Executive George Latimer has re-established the Westchester Urban County Consortium. The new consortium is comprised of…

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President Signs Flood Insurance Extension

August 2018

WASHINGTON—On July 31, President Donald Trump signed into law the “National Flood Insurance Program Extension Act of 2018” (S. 1182), which reauthorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency to enter into new contracts for flood insurance through Nov. 30, 2018. The President’s action came after the U.S. Senate passed the short-term flood extension measure by an…

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