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Houlihan Lawrence Reopens Storied Bronxville Office

September 2016

BRONXVILLE—Residential brokerage firm Houlihan Lawrence recently announced the grand re-opening of its historic Bronxville brokerage office at 4 Valley Road. To celebrate Houlihan Lawrence’s investment in its Bronxville brokerage and continued success in the community, their team opened its office doors to the surrounding community for a night of live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres…

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Dannon Mulls Move to Downtown White Plains

September 2016

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors may have a new neighbor. The Dannon Co. is considering shifting its headquarters operations from Greenburgh to the Source at White Plains (One Maple Avenue) in White Plains. According to a report in the Journal News the company has approached the City of White Plains regarding a zone…

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Café Realty Celebrates Third Anniversary Moving to Larger Offices in Mount Kisco

September 2016

MOUNT KISCO—Café Realty will host a grand opening celebration at its new expanded location in Mount Kisco at 239 Lexington Ave. on October 19. The office opening coincides with the company’s third anniversary in business. “We are pleased to extend this invitation to the real estate community, said Carol Christiansen Principal Broker/Owner. “The office is…

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In Memoriam

September 2016

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors regrets to inform the membership of the passing of Linda Marie Czubak on Sept. 24th after a three-year long battle with breast cancer at the age of 49. Czubak worked as a real estate agent for 15 years. She attained her license to become a broker and started and…

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Construction Begins on $466M Patient Pavilion At Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Dutchess

September 2016

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY—Vassar Brothers Medical Center, broke ground on Sept. 13 on its historic, nearly half-a-billion-dollar construction project: a 696,000-square-foot patient pavilion. “This is so much more than just a new building,” said Ann McMackin, president of the medical center. “It’s a symbol of the renewed economic growth in Dutchess County and the mid-Hudson Valley and…

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Report: NYC Metro Top Market in Need of More Single-Family Housing

September 2016

WASHINGTON—Single-family home construction is currently lacking in 80 percent of measured metro areas despite steady job creation and the low activity is creating a housing shortage crisis that is curtailing affordability and threatening to hold back prospective buyers in many of the largest cities in the country, according to new research from the National Association…

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Orange County Partnership Supports Advance Testing's High School Mentorship Program

September 2016

GOSHEN—Since 1992, the Orange County Partnership has partnered with Leadership Orange, the county’s premier leadership training program, to train new and emerging county leaders. Recently, the Partnership joined with Advance Testing Company to deliver a program that impacts local high school students.  On August 2nd and 3rd, students from Middletown High School and the Newburgh…

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County Executive Neuhaus Bullish on County’s Future

September 2016

Since winning the County Executive post in the November 2013 election, former Chester Supervisor Steve Neuhaus has tackled some difficult issues. In his first term he has successfully closed significant budget gaps, stabilized county government finances, shepherded the redevelopment of the Government Center in Goshen, which is now under construction, and has taken a very…

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Regeneron Plans 1 Million-Square-Foot Expansion

September 2016

GREENBURGH—Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the fastest growing biotechnology company in the Hudson Valley if not New York State, is moving forward with a phased expansion of its operations that could result in one million square feet of newly developed space in the Town of Greenburgh. Regeneron currently occupies more than one million square feet of leased…

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HGAR Launches First New ‘Breakfast with Benefits’ Program

September 2016

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors is launching its new “Breakfast with Benefits” Program to offer HGAR members more free informational forums on topics that will help them in their real estate careers. The first “Breakfast with Benefits” event is set for Thursday, Sept. 29 at 9:30 a.m. at HGAR in White Plains and is…

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WMC Health to Invest $170 Million In Port Jervis, Kingston Hospitals

September 2016

VALHALLA—The Westchester Medical Center Health Network, which is undertaking a $230-million expansion of its facilities at its campus in Valhalla, announced earlier this month that it will be investing more than $170 million in network facilities in Port Jervis and Kingston. “This week, we are delivering on promises we made to our neighbors in Kingston…

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Can City of White Plains and French American School Settle on a Plan?

September 2016

WHITE PLAINS—The controversial French American School of New York development at the former Ridgeway Country Club in White Plains has taken a dramatic turn. The White Plains Common Council in a 4-3 vote approved a settlement agreement on Sept. 6th that puts litigation on hold in return for the council’s review of a revised plan.…

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‘Expired Listings’ Make for ‘Havoc-on-the Hudson’

September 2016

Realtors typically spend a lot of time writing; albeit much of that prose is spent on disclosure forms, e-mails, offers and counter offers. However, at least two Hudson Valley Realtors have taken their experiences to new levels, penning their own novels about life in the fast lane and meshing reality with fiction for some interesting…

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HGAR to Hold Annual Members Day on Oct. 17

September 2016

ABC News’ Dan Harris Keynote Speaker TARRYTOWN—Members of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors will gather at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown for its 100th Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Day on Monday, Oct. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event is free for HGAR Members, and is expected to draw more than…

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$1B Dover Energy Project Gets Major Investment Funding

August 2016

DOVER, NY—The long-delayed Cricket Valley electric generating plant to be built in Dutchess County has secured a major investment from funds managed by New York City-based BlackRock. Also, a chief executive with the developer of the $1-billion project in Dover said the firm hopes to close on financing for the energy project in the fourth…

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LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS: 421-a Gets New Life

August 2016

421-a is a concession for multi-family residential buildings in New York City that allows developers to obtain a tax abatement in order to create affordable housing. The abatement freezes taxes for many years in exchange for additional inventory at below market rate rentals. Critics contend the program does not really provide an adequate number of…

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Chicken Island Brewing on Tap For Yonkers Waterfront Property

August 2016

YONKERS—J. Philip Commercial Group Brokerage of Westchester County announced earlier this month the completed sale of 72 Alexander St. in the City of Yonkers for $1.25 million. The Fondak Family, new owners of the property, plan to convert the more than 10,000-square-foot industrial warehouse facility into a beer distribution center and taphouse tasting room. With…

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NYC Investment Group Acquires Mid Hudson Center in Poughkeepsie

August 2016

POUGHKEEPSIE—A major shopping center on Route 9 here has changed hands. Jeffrey Dunne, David Gavin and Travis Langer of CBRE’s National Retail Partners represented the seller in the sale of the Mid Hudson Center in Poughkeepsie for $27.5 million. The team was also responsible for procuring the buyer, TFS Investment Group, directed by Avrohom Schlaff…

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