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Westchester County IDA Green Lights Rental Housing Renovation Projects

November 2020

WHITE PLAINS—The Westchester County Industrial Development Agency at its Nov. 12th session granted preliminary approval for incentives for one affordable housing renovation project in Tuckahoe and voted in favor of final approval for two rental apartment upgrades in Mount Vernon and Tuckahoe. “We applaud these three renovation projects which will help ensure that existing affordable…

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Life Sciences Firm to Relocate to Hawthorne

November 2020

ELMSFORD—Robert Martin Company’s expansion into serving the needs of the life sciences/health tech industry with the formation of RMC Bio1 is beginning to pay off. The firm announced that New York City-based Clarapath will be shifting its corporate headquarters from New York City to a building it owns in Hawthorne. Clarapath, a developer of an…

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HGAR’s Global Business Council Receives Gold Global Achievement Award from NAR

November 2020

WHITE PLAINS—The Global Business Council of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors recently received the Gold Global Achievement Award from the National Association of Realtors. The Global Achievement Program is designed to recognize and reward the most active associations in global business. Among the more than 130 global business councils nationwide, HGAR’s Global Business Council…

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Pandemic Caused Buyers to Seek Multi-Generational Homes, Sellers to Sell Faster

November 2020

WASHINGTON—The coronavirus pandemic initiated several shifts in America's housing market over the past eight months. Changes in the behaviors of home buyers and sellers were especially notable as buyers' usual tendencies altered, and the urgency to sell accelerated. This is according to new data from the National Association of Realtors 2020 Profile of Home Buyers…

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U.S. Metro Home Prices Increased in All Areas in Third Quarter of 2020

November 2020

WASHINGTON—Every metro area tracked by the National Association of Realtors during the third quarter of 2020 saw home prices increase from a year ago, according to NAR’s latest quarterly report, released on Nov. 12. Due in large part to record-low mortgage rates and depleted nationwide housing inventory, median single-family home prices grew year-over-year in all…

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Yonkers Affordable Housing Project Secures Financing

November 2020

YONKERS—One of the largest affordable housing redevelopment projects in the region reached a significant milestone with the recent closing on financing for 178 Warburton at The Ridgeway, a new $56-million mixed-income residential complex of 81 apartment homes in Southwest Yonkers that is being developed by the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers and…

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HG Realtor Foundation Donates More Than $21,000 To Hudson Valley Charities in Fourth Quarter of 2020

November 2020

WHITE PLAINS—Charities and non-profit organizations from New Rochelle to Newburgh received $21,500 in donations from the Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation during the fourth quarter of 2020. Despite the COVID restrictions that severely curtailed live fundraising events, the Foundation was able to support almost 15 local organizations this year that are dedicated to helping those in…

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Former Macy’s Store Qualifies to Host Film and TV Productions

November 2020

NANUET—Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Director of Economic Development and Tourism Jeremy Schulman announced recently that RTL Nanuet, owners of the former Macy’s store located next to the Shops at Nanuet, has been approved to operate as Rockland’s 5th NYS Qualified Film Production Facility under the regulations governed by the Empire State Film Production…

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Westchester Awards $10 Million to 262 Businesses, Nonprofits

November 2020

WHITE PLAINS—The Westchester County Office of Economic Development announced on Nov. 10 it had awarded a total of $10 million to 262 county-based small businesses and nonprofits facing challenges as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Recipients include businesses in industries such as restaurants/food service; arts, entertainment and recreation; social services; education and more. The…

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Westchester CE Latimer Proposes Tax Cut Despite COVID Pandemic

November 2020

WHITE PLAINS—With a backdrop of rising coronavirus cases in Westchester County and New York State, Westchester County Executive George Latimer has proposed a tax cut in his 2021 Operating Budget plan. The County Executive has proposed a $1-million tax cut for the second year in a row. The budget, thanks to $168 million in COVID-19…

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Orange County’s Commercial Market Outlook is Upbeat Despite Pandemic

November 2020

TOWN OF WALLKILL—Panelists and participants in the Orange County Partnership’s recently held Commercial Market Forecast were bullish on investment and development interest and opportunities in Orange County in spite of and in some instances because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program was held on Oct. 27 at the West Hills Country Club and was attended…

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More Than 50% of The St. Regis Residences Sold

November 2020

RYE—As construction on the development nears completion, more than 50% of The St. Regis Residences, Rye, condominium residences have been sold. Recent sales activity has been brisk, with 13 homes sold in the last few months at the 92-unit property. In addition to Rye, buyers are coming from Long Island, Chappaqua, Harrison, Scarsdale, Larchmont, Mamaroneck,…

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SL Green Signs Deal to Sell Manhattan Building for $953 Million

November 2020

NEW YORK—SL Green Realty Corp. reported on Nov. 4 that together with its partners, it had entered into a contract to sell 410 Tenth Ave for $952.5 million to an undisclosed buyer. The 636,000-square-foot Manhattan office redevelopment property is anchored by Amazon and First Republic Bank. SL Green currently owns 70.9% of the venture. As…

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HGAR Awards Realtor and Affiliate of the Year Awards

November 2020

WHITE PLAINS—At its 104th Annual Meeting, held October 27 via Zoom teleconference, the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors awarded Joseph Rand, Chief Creative Officer of Howard Hanna/Rand Realty in Nanuet as its "Realtor of the Year" for 2020. John Jordan, owner of Hudson Valley Editorial Services in Middletown, was named the 2020 HGAR "Affiliate Member…

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Yonkers IDA Grants Preliminary Approval of Incentives For Development of New $33M Apartment Building

November 2020

YONKERS—The Yonkers Industrial Development Agency Board of Directors recently granted preliminary approval of financial incentives for the development of 56 Prospect St., a $32.6 million, seven-story residential building featuring 126 rental units. The project, which received preliminary approval at the IDA’s Oct. 28 meeting, is estimated to create 250 construction jobs and six permanent full-time…

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West New York Apartment Tower Secures $140M Refi Loan

November 2020

WEST NEW YORK, NJ—LIHC Investment Group of Portland, ME and Rockport Mortgage Corporation Gloucester, MA announced today the closing of a $140-million FHA Section 223(f) refinancing loan for Parkview Towers, a 688-unit property located here. The development consists of two 24-story buildings and is owned by LIHC, a real estate investment group committed to the…

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Construction Begins on $126M Affordable Housing Project in South Bronx

October 2020

NEW YORK—New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Oct. 30 the start of construction on 1159 River Ave., a $126-million affordable development that will bring 245 homes to the South Bronx. The 19-story building will offer 148 apartments specifically for individuals and families who have previously been homeless, including those in need of supportive…

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Gov. Cuomo Announces Proposed Regulations for Cannabinoid Hemp Products

October 2020

The fledgling cannabis industry in New York State may finally have some much-needed direction from New York State. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that the New York State Department of Health has filed proposed regulations to regulate cannabinoid hemp products in New York State. In accordance with legislation signed earlier this year by the…

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