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Construction Work to Finally Begin On Orange County Government Center

February 2016

GOSHEN—Construction work is now expected to begin in earnest very shortly on the redevelopment of the shuttered Orange County Government Center here. Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus signed off on more than $52.2 million in contracts for the project. All winning bidders were the low bids for their respective work and will perform their services…

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BH&G Rand Realty Moves Main Office to Nanuet

February 2016

NANUET—Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty announced on Jan. 27 that its home office has moved from 10 Schriever Lane in New City to 95 South Middletown Road in Nanuet. “Our new headquarters brings together all of our real estate support teams, along with our affiliated mortgage, title, and insurance processing teams from Hudson United,”…

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New Rochelle Mayor Hints at Major Development Project in Works

February 2016

NEW ROCHELLE—It appears that a major development proposal—the first project to come before the city since a far-reaching rezoning of the downtown district was approved by the City Council in December—will come before the city in the near future. While details are sketchy, a mixed-use high-rise development project is in the works in Downtown New…

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Rockland County Exec. Day Outlines Progress Made in Last Two Years

February 2016

NEW CITY—In his 2016 State of the County address delivered on Feb. 16, Rockland County Executive Ed Day drove home the progress that has been made since his administration took office when the county was on the brink of financial default. "Because of our ability to make difficult choices, we have overcome complicated problems with…

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Mamaroneck Home Construction Firm Honored by Houzz

February 2016

MAMARONECK—Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home renovation and design, recently announced its selections for Best Of Houzz 2016 in North America, a homeowner-to-homeowner guide to the top home builders, architects, interior designers, landscape pros and other residential remodeling professionals on Houzz from cabinetry or roofing pros to painters. Murphy Brothers Contracting of Mamaroneck was…

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7 Renaissance Square White Plains Office Building Under Contract

February 2016

WHITE PLAINS—The ownership of 7 Renaissance Square, a 65,600-square-foot building that is part of the Ritz-Carlton, Westchester complex in Downtown White Plains is under contract to be sold. The building ownership—a joint venture partnership of SL Green Realty and Renaissance Partners, LLC— has agreed to sell the property for a gross sale price of $20.7…

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Water Park Project Surfaces in Town of Wallkill

February 2016

WALLKILL—While Orange County officials are still awaiting word on whether it will be selected for a $250-million Legoland amusement park, an Orange County company has purchased property down the street from the Orange Regional Medical Center here for a possible waterpark project. Published reports indicate the Devitt Management of Montgomery has purchased the 43-acre former…

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Rental Development Pipeline Growing in Westchester

January 2016

WHITE PLAINS—The multifamily sector in Westchester County is getting stronger and the development pipeline for rental units is growing as developers hope to capture Millennials seeking housing in a live-work-play environment. With major projects under construction in White Plains, such as 55 Bank St., and in Yonkers along the Hudson River waterfront, as well as…

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County Executive Astorino Meets With NYC Brokers

January 2016

NEW YORK—As part of an ongoing initiative to promote Westchester County as the “smart spot for business,” Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino recently met with a group commercial real estate brokers in Manhattan to tout the many benefits of doing business in Westchester. “I’m here today to tell you that Westchester is open for…

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WCR Kicks off New Year at the DoubleTree

January 2016

Richard Haggerty, HGAR CEO and John Dolgetta, Esq. HGAR Legal Counsel, were the guest speakers at the Women’s Council of Realtors’ first event of 2016. The breakfast meeting was held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown on Monday, Jan. 11. Haggerty presented an overview of HGAR for the New Year, while Dolgetta provided a legal…

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$1.2 Billion Project Could Make Westchester a Biotech Destination

January 2016

TARRYTOWN—While it may not transform Westchester County into the next Silicon Valley, Research Triangle or Cambridge, MA, the more than $1-billion in planned private investment in a project known as the “North 60” may raise the county’s status considerably as a viable biotechnology research location outside of New York City. Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino…

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Putnam County Boasts Wide Array of Tourist Destinations

December 2015

Photo: Putnam County is embarking on a redevelopment of the Tilly Foster Farm. As 2015 comes to a close, the year in review is especially bright for Putnam County Tourism. This year saw the success of longstanding Putnam events along with the growth of new ones. This year had a record number of in-county restaurants…

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Congratulations to HGAR

December 2015

Many of you may not know who I am, but I have been associated with the Westchester County Board of Realtors and now the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors for the past 35 years. At first I was hired to design your directory and produce your already running Westchester Realtor newspaper. Many editions and editors…

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UPFRONT: Happy Birthday, Real Estate In-Depth!

December 2015

With this December 2015 edition of Real Estate In-Depth we celebrate the 20th anniversary of our Realtor Association’s flagship publication. It is a most worthy successor in our Association’s long line of real estate and membership publications. How long, you ask? Try 90 years! Over those nine decades, each and every month without exception, the…

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Three Upstate Casinos Secure Licenses

December 2015

NEW YORK CITY—The clock will start ticking beginning March 1 on the prospect of legalized casino gaming in Downstate New York. However, a simple wristwatch will not suffice because the Greater New York City area, including Westchester County, will have to wait at least seven years before the state could award a license there. On…

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Pro Hockey Comes to Putnam County

December 2015

BREWSTER—Westchester has a minor league affiliate of the New York Knicks, Dutchess and Rockland counties have their respective minor league baseball teams the Hudson Valley Renegades and the Rockland Boulders and rounding out the lower Hudson Valley, Putnam County now has its own pro hockey team—the Brewster Bulldogs. The official announcement of the team’s formation…

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Sisters of The Divine Compassion Complete Campus Sale

December 2015

WHITE PLAINS—The Sisters of the Divine Compassion announced recently the completion of the sale of their Good Counsel property at 52 North Broadway in White Plains to WP Development NB LLC. The purchase price was not disclosed. A key element of the sale is the preservation and enhancement of the church on the property, the…

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Varricchio Hits Ground Running at Putnam County EDC

December 2015

CARMEL—Jill Varricchio, a marketing entrepreneur and community leader, was named the new president of the Putnam County Economic Development Corporation this past October. Varricchio took over the post from Meghan Taylor who left the position earlier this year to become the regional director of the Empire State Development Mid-Hudson Region, which includes Putnam County. While…

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Realtors Partner With Boys & Girls Clubs of America

December 2015

WASHINGTON—The National Association of Realtors announced on Dec. 8 it joined forces with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America in an effort to strengthen communities and support the country’s youth. Beginning in 2016, NAR and BGCA will begin collaborating to make a positive impact in communities across the country. Realtors are the most trusted…

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