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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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HGAR Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Real Estate In-Depth Newspaper

December 2015

WHITE PLAINS – In 2016,The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors celebrates the 20th anniversary of the launch of its flagship monthly newspaper Real Estate In-Depth and is also acknowledging the 90th consecutive year of publishing a membership newspaper/magazine, in addition of course to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Realtor association. For those…

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Meet HGAR’s 2015 Affiliate of the Year

December 2015

When Patsy Sposato of Parkway Pest Services heard his named called for “Affiliate of the Year” at HGAR’s Annual Meeting this year, he was stunned. “It was a big surprise, to say the least,” he said. “I am so honored and still have so many people congratulating me.” Sposato, who has been involved with the…

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Shopping Small and Local for the Holidays and Beyond

December 2015

For Small Business Saturday, Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell and I did some shopping as we usually do, visiting small businesses throughout the area and enjoying the experience of supporting our neighborhood shops, which mean so much to the local economy. Spending time in the businesses gave us an opportunity to see how things were…

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ROCKLAND: Q&A with Rockland County Executive Ed Day

November 2015

Hard Choices Lead to Tangible Progress in Rockland County   Rockland County Executive Ed Day has followed through on his campaign promise back in 2013 to bring governmental and budget reform to turn around a county government on the brink of default. In fact, in the first days of administration in January 2014 he learned…

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ROCKLAND: Change of Leadership at REDC

November 2015

DiTullo Leaves for NC, Struck Takes Over as REDC President   PEARL RIVER—After more than three years on the job, Michael DiTullo resigned his post as president and CEO of the Rockland Economic Development Corp. to take on a similar post in Brunswick County, NC where he and his wife Joan own a home. The…

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ROCKLAND: Crystal Run Healthcare Breaks Ground On $30 Million Medical Facility

November 2015

WEST NYACK—On October 20th, Crystal Run Healthcare was joined by Clarkstown Town Supervisor Alexander J. Gromack, Rockland County Executive Ed Day, and President and CEO of the Rockland Economic Development Corporation Michael DiTullo for the official ground breaking of its new 70,000-square-foot medical facility at 2 Centerock Road in West Nyack. Nearly 150 guests attended…

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