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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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Westchester County Association Rebrands As Economic Development Organization

September 2018

WHITE PLAINS—The Westchester County Association reported on Sept. 10 that it completed a years-long transition from a business membership organization to what it termed as Westchester’s most “powerful economic development entity.” To better reflect its policy and action-oriented identity, the Westchester County Association unveiled its first major brand realignment since it was founded in 1950.…

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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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HGAR to Hold 102nd Annual Member Appreciation Day on Oct. 29 in Tarrytown

September 2018

TARRYTOWN—The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors will hold its 102nd Annual Member Appreciation Day on Monday, Oct. 29 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown. More than 1,100 Realtors from Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, and Orange counties, as well as the Bronx and Manhattan are expected to attend the full-day event. With a theme of “Rock Star…

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TD Bank Finances Hunts Point Affordable Housing Project

September 2018

NEW YORK—TD Bank reported on Aug. 28 it had closed on an $18.4-million construction loan for MHANY Management Inc. and We Stay/Nos Quedamos, Inc. (Nos Quedamos) to develop the second phase of Phoenix Estates, a new eight-story, mixed-use building in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx. The 111,000 square foot building will eventually become…

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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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Nunan Named COO of Houlihan Lawrence

September 2018

RYE BROOK—Houlihan Lawrence has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Nunan, a 20-year veteran of the company, as chief operating officer. Nunan, who spent 20 years at Houlihan Lawrence heading its Global Business Development team, most recently worked as the executive vice president of Member Services at Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (LeadingRE), an…

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NAR: Northeast Existing-Home Sales Slip 8.3% in July

August 2018

WASHINGTON—Existing-home sales subsided for the fourth straight month in July to their slowest pace in over two years, according to the National Association of Realtors. The West was the only major region with an increase in sales last month. Total existing-home sales, https://www.nar.realtor/existing-home-sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops,…

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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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Danone North America Presents a New Way to Work

August 2018

What if you could wake up each morning and decide where you want to work that day? Your selections include New York, Denver, Barcelona, Paris, Montreal or Amsterdam. Well, employees of Danone North America are able to make that choice every day—their new 80,000-square-foot headquarters at The Source at White Plains (1 Maple Ave.) is…

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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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RE/MAX Edge Opens Second Office in Brooklyn

August 2018

NEW YORK—RE/MAX Edge recently opened its second office in Brooklyn with a ribbon cutting ceremony, Open House and community celebration. The newly opened office, located at 9425 3rd Ave. in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, is the second full service real estate location for Broker/Owner Michael Napolitano and will provide comprehensive residential and commercial real estate services…

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Garson Brothers Firm Breaks Ground On The Cove at Library Lane Project

August 2018

MAMARONECK—Developers Brett and Tosh Garson surrounded by 40 friends, family and business associates hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its newest luxury boutique project located at 145 Library Lane. Congratulatory remarks were given by New York State Senator Shelley Mayer, and Lisa Urban representing New York State Assemblyman Steven Otis. The Cove at Library Lane will…

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Developer Elk Homes Launches Sales Of Mamaroneck Luxury Townhomes

August 2018

MAMARONECK—Elk Homes, a Rye-based developer of high quality rental and multi-family housing, has announced the start of sales of Coastal Court, an exclusive collection of luxury townhomes in the heart of Downtown Mamaroneck. Coastal Court features three townhome residences each with two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and 9- and 10-foot ceiling heights throughout. Two of the…

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Global Real Estate Summit NYC 2018 Set for Oct. 22

August 2018

NEW YORK—Now in its 12th year, the Global Real Estate Summit NYC will be held on Monday, Oct. 22 at the New York Marriott Marquis in Midtown Manhattan. Embracing the theme of “Mapping the Global Future,” the daylong event will feature noted real estate strategist Stefan Swanepoel, along with more than 20 other presenters and…

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HG Realtor Foundations Donates $3,500 to Local Charities

August 2018

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation recently made donations totaling $3,500 to the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley located across from Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla and Furniture Sharehouse in Armonk. The Ronald McDonald House provides a temporary home-away-from-home for families of critically ill or traumatically injured children. The house offers…

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Gov. Cuomo Says Capital Gains Cut Will Cost NY $500 Million

August 2018

NEW YORK—New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Aug. 9th his intent to propose legislation to “decouple” state tax policy from the federal tax code if the Trump Administration follows through on a plan to enact a $100-billion capital gains tax cut. Gov. Cuomo in a press conference in New York City also called on…

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