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Orange County Takes Back Camp LaGuardia Property

April 2016

CHESTER—Orange County’s attempt to bring new development to the former New York City homeless center grounds at Camp LaGuardia has taken a radical turn. Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus revealed in his State of the County Address a few weeks ago that he was looking to take control once again of the approximately 260-acre camp…

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Hudson Valley Home Sales Market Continues Feverish Sales Pace

April 2016

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Valley home sales market in the first quarter continued its upward trajectory, with increased sales throughout the four county region. However, the market has yet to truly become a seller’s market since sale prices were flat or even decreased in the four county HGAR region. A majority of all housing categories (single…

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2016 FIRST QUARTER REAL ESTATE SALES REPORT

April 2016

Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange Counties, New York Editor’s Note: The following is the full text version of the 2016 First Quarter Residential Real Estate Sales Report for Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange Counties, New York released today by the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, Inc. WHITE PLAINS - Realtors operating in the four-county lower…

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Struck Named President and CEO of REDC

March 2016

REDC Leader to Appear at CID Event on April 14 PEARL RIVER—As expected, Richard Struck officially got the “interim” removed from his job title. The Board of Directors of Rockland Economic Development Corporation announced on March 29th that Struck was officially appointed its new President and CEO. Struck, a resident of Pearl River, has served…

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RXR Partnership Proposes $120M Tower in New Rochelle

March 2016

NEW ROCHELLE—As hinted previously by New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, RXR Realty is set to propose in coming weeks a 28-story residential tower on Main Street here as part of the downtown district’s revitalization initiative. The project at 587 Main St. will also serve as the litmus test for the city’s recently enacted zoning changes…

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Developer Says Westchester Will Benefit From Pricey NYC Office Market

March 2016

WHITE PLAINS—Veteran real estate investor and developer Robert Weisz says Westchester County should benefit from the heady New York City office market in 2016. Weisz, principal of the RPW Group of Rye Brook, hosted approximately 40 commercial brokers at a meeting of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors’ Commercial Investment Division at his 1133 Westchester…

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State Pumps $230 Million in Funding For Mid-Hudson Health Care Projects

March 2016

ALBANY—New York State announced on March 4 $230.5 million in grant awards for 15 health care capital projects in the Mid-Hudson region. The funding is a portion of a $1.5-billion commitment made by New York State to help health care providers statewide fund critical capital and infrastructure improvements, as well as integrate and further develop…

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Westchester IDA Provides Incentives For Two Rental Apartment Projects

March 2016

WHITE PLAINS—The Westchester County Industrial Development Agency on March 10 approved incentives for two rental apartment projects in Ossining and White Plains with a total private investment of $57.6 million. The two developments will create approximately 430 construction and permanent jobs. “We are pleased to provide incentives through the IDA for these two projects, one…

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Cusson Named VP of Operations At Coldwell Banker Residential

March 2016

DANBURY, CT—Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Connecticut and Westchester County announced recently that Charles “Chuck” Cusson has been appointed vice president of operations and will report to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage President Joseph Valvano, Cusson will oversee the operational aspects of several key departments within the company, including the relocation, education, marketing and administrative support…

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Avon to Keep Suffern, Rye Operations

March 2016

NEW YORK—Avon Products Inc., which shed its North American operations in December, announced on March 14 that it plans to relocate its global corporate headquarters from New York City to the United Kingdom. In addition, the company stated it intends to reduce its worldwide workforce by 2,500 employees. The headquarters move and job cuts are…

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Mark Your Calendar: Mid-Hudson County Leaders to Speak At March 23 Patterns Breakfast Panel

March 2016

POUGHKEEPSIE—Topics ranging from crime, unemployment, casino impacts, restructuring local governments, improving the region's urban areas and more are up for discussion when the elected leaders of Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster counties join Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel. The event will feature Dutchess County…

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Existing-Home Sales Inch Forward, Price Growth Accelerates in January

March 2016

WASHINGTON— Existing-home sales crept forward in January to the highest annual rate in six months, and subpar supply levels propelled price growth to the fastest increase since last April, according to the National Association of Realtors. The West was the only region to see a decline in sales in January. The Northeast enjoyed nearly a…

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$230M Expansion at Westchester Medical Center to Begin in Spring

March 2016

WHITE PLAINS—The healthcare sector continues to drive economic growth in Westchester County. On Wednesday, March 2, a plan to build a $230-million Ambulatory Care Pavilion adjacent to the existing Westchester Medical Center was approved by the Westchester County Local Development Corp. It is the LDC’s largest deal since its official formation in April 2013. The…

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11-Year Saga Finally Ends for Chappaqua Crossing

March 2016

CHAPPAQUA—A storyline that included a bankruptcy that changed everything, false hopes, staunch opposition, failed votes, litigation and in the end finally compromise ended with the groundbreaking of the controversial Chappaqua Crossing mixed-use project here. The approval process took 11 years to finish to get to the point where shovels went in the ground earlier this…

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Gov. Cuomo to Step Up Anti Housing Discrimination Efforts

February 2016

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched a new Fair Housing Enforcement Program. The goal is to root out discrimination in both home sale transactions and in rentals. The governor cited 123 housing complaints that have been resolved that resulted from violations pertaining to protected classes. The protected classes wherein the alleged violations occurred were…

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New $50M Cancer Center Opens at White Plains Hospital

February 2016

WHITE PLAINS—The impressive growth of the health care sector in Westchester County and the surrounding Hudson Valley continues. Last week, a host of political and business dignitaries were on hand for the official opening of the expanded Center for Cancer Care facility at White Plains Hospital. Chief hospital officials, along with cancer survivor and White…

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Westchester Cities Prime for Private Development Growth

February 2016

TARRYTOWN—The multi-family construction boom, which has been going on in earnest in many U.S. gateway cities, such as New York City, Boston, Washington, DC, and San Francisco to name a few, is finally hitting the suburbs and major cities in Westchester County are now beginning to take advantage of the investment community’s attraction to rental…

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Joseph Roberto Elected PEDC Chairman

February 2016

CARMEL—The Putnam Economic Development Corp. announced earlier this month that it had elected Joseph D. Roberto, president and CEO of PCSB Bank (formerly Putnam County Savings Bank), as its board’s new chairman. In addition, James Bates, Cathy Cassidy, James Copeland, Alana Mikhalevsky and Richard Weiss have joined the board, the PEDC announced. “Joe Roberto has…

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City of Yonkers to Press State Lawmakers To Help Fund $2-Billion School Rebuild

February 2016

YONKERS—After a bid to implement a Public-Private Partnership structure to help finance a nearly $2-billion capital program failed some years back, the City of Yonkers is now looking to fund the much needed improvements to its aging school system via more conventional funding methods. The City of Yonkers and the Yonkers Public Schools announced on…

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