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State Court Ruling Backs Kiryas Joel’s Annexation

October 2016

MONROE—New York State Supreme Court Justice Gretchen Walsh has found no reason to invalidate the environmental review or the controversial approval of a 164-acre annexation of properties in the Town of Monroe to Kiryas Joel. The 94-page decision was a victory for Kiryas Joel and a setback for Orange County, eight municipalities and Preserve Hudson…

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Home Sales Volume Continues to Climb in Hudson Valley

October 2016

Editor’s Note: The following is the full text version of the 2016 Third Quarter Residential Real Estate Sales Report for Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange Counties, New York released recently by the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service. WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway region’s real estate market continued its high-volume roll through the third quarter of this…

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Dannon Unveils Headquarters Plans in White Plains

October 2016

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors may have a new neighbor if incentives and approvals are granted by New York State, Westchester County and the City of White Plains. Executives from The Dannon Company, Inc. unveiled plans for the possible relocation of the yogurt giant from Greenburgh to more than 100,000 square feet of…

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BARRISTER'S BRIEFING: An Overview on Foreclosure Process in New York State

October 2016

New York State currently has the longest foreclosure timeline in the country, typically just under three years. If you are a homeowner in New York facing the prospect of foreclosure, this article is designed to give you a brief overview of the foreclosure process in our state. Foreclosures are judicial in New York, which means…

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Gov. Cuomo Signs $2 Billion Yonkers School Construction Bill

October 2016

YONKERS—Just months after Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano launched the “Rebuild Yonkers Schools” campaign, Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sept. 30 signed the New York State legislation that will allow the City of Yonkers to start the process to repair and rebuild the school district’s 39 schools. “The governor’s signing of this act signifies our State’s and…

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Yonkers IDA Approves Incentives For AvalonBay Multifamily Project

October 2016

YONKERS—The Yonkers Industrial Development Agency has approved incentives for four projects, including perks for AvalonBay Communities’ 609-unit multifamily development to be built on the Hudson River waterfront. The authority also approved incentives for a 74-unit apartment building to be constructed on a long-vacant “hole in the ground” on upper Warburton Avenue; a high-tech company’s build-out…

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Rep. Maloney Proposes Bill to Stop Hudson River Barge Plan

October 2016

NEWBURGH—U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney has submitted new federal legislation that would halt current, and any future United States Coast Guard proposal to expand mooring infrastructure on the Hudson River between Kingston and Yonkers. The U.S. Coast Guard is considering the adoption of a new rule that would establish new anchorage grounds for commercial vessels…

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U.S. Attorney Files Civil Rights Suit Against Multifamily Developer Over Handicapped Access at Projects

September 2016

NEW YORK—U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara announced on Sept. 28 that the federal government had filed a civil rights suit against longtime Westchester developer Ginsburg Development Companies of Hawthorne for alleged design failures over handicapped access at two completed rental communities in Rockland County. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District also reported that the U.S.…

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Rockland County Crackdown Nets Millions of Dollars in Unpaid Taxes

September 2016

NEW CITY—Days after Rockland County Executive Ed Day announced that he was making good on a promise to foreclosure on non-residential properties with long outstanding tax bills, the owner of the property with the largest delinquency paid his obligations in full. A certified check in the amount of $81,173.32 was received by the Rockland County…

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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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