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River Club at Hudson Park Project Opens in Yonkers

May 2019

YONKERS—Strategic Capital, the investment arm of China Construction America, recently hosted an exclusive ribbon-cutting ceremony for the River Club at Hudson Park luxury rental apartment tower on the Hudson River waterfront here. The ceremony was attended by Ning Yuan, CCA Chairman and President and Strategic Capital Chairman and CEO; Huang Ping, Consul General of China…

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Westchester Medical Center to Open $230M Pavilion Later This Month

May 2019

VALHALLA—Officials with the Westchester Medical Center unveiled its $230-million new Ambulatory Care Pavilion on May 16th in advance of its opening later this month. The new, 280,000 square-foot, eight-story Ambulatory Care Pavilion, Westchester Medical Center’s new focal point for ambulatory care services will host its first patients later this month. The hospital, the flagship of…

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Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly Survey

May 2019

WASHINGTON—Mortgage applications increased 2.7% from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending May 3, 2019. The Market Composite Index, a measure of mortgage loan application volume, increased 2.7% on a seasonally adjusted basis from one week earlier. On an unadjusted basis, the…

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HGAR’S Commercial Investment Division to Host ‘Women in Commercial Real Estate Panel' on June 6 in White Plains

May 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors’ Commercial Investment Division will hold a “Women in Commercial Real Estate” panel discussion on June 6 at the HGAR offices in White Plains.The program, which will begin at 9 a.m. will feature panelists Patricia Valenti, Executive Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank (Moderator); Joanna Simone, Vice President of Leasing…

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Westchester County Picking First Entrepreneurs For New Element 46 Incubator Initiative

May 2019

WHITE PLAINS—In coming weeks, the Westchester Office of Economic Development will be putting the finishing touches on its groundbreaking new Element 46 incubator initiative. Westchester County Executive George Latimer recently announced the launch of the Westchester Element 46 incubator program designed to inspire and support entrepreneurial talent and the development of new businesses in Westchester.…

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Some Unique Places in Westchester to Visit

May 2019

Westchester County is home to many unique attractions—from renowned historic sites to breathtaking nature preserves and parks. New and even long-time residents in the county can find a plethora of places and activities to keep themselves entertained throughout the year. And for those who love animals, there are a few special spots offering visitors the…

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RE/MAX Distinguished Homes Opens New Office

May 2019

RE/MAX Distinguished Homes & Properties celebrated the grand opening of its new location in Tuckahoe at 273 Columbus Ave. on May 8th. Eric Stein, and Al Posillico, Broker/Owners, along with the Mayor of Tuckahoe Greg Luisi, co-president of the Eastchester Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce Juan Gonzalez, Miriam Janusz, executive director of the Eastchester Tuckahoe Chamber…

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Houlihan Parnes Brokers Refinancing Of Newburgh Commercial Properties

May 2019

NEWBURGH—Houlihan Partners Realtors reports that it recently arranged financing for two buildings at 700 and 900 Corporate Blvd. in Newburgh. Steve McCulloch of the White Plains-based commercial real estate and investment firm, worked on behalf of a private partnership in the transaction. The buildings total 72,000 square feet of flex space and are located within…

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$28 Million Mixed-Use Housing Development in Peekskill Opens

May 2019

PEEKSKILL—Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on May 1 the opening of Lofts on Main, a $28-million mixed-use housing development in Peekskill's downtown arts district. The newly constructed development features 75 apartments for local artists and residents with a variety of income levels, as well as 7,200 square feet of ground floor commercial space. "New York's…

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Yonkers Mayor Introduces New Landlord Identification Bill

May 2019

YONKERS—Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announced on May 6 plans to propose legislation to the Yonkers City Council expanding the responsibilities and accountability of local landlords in an effort to better protect the safety and well-being of their tenants. The local law would amend the “Housing and Building Maintenance Code” and would apply to residential buildings…

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Bronx Multifamily Trades for First Time in Decades

May 2019

NEW YORK—A 28-unit multifamily building on Bainbridge Avenue in the Norwood section of the Bronx has changed hands for the first time in nearly 35 years. Cushman & Wakefield announced on May 8 that the firm had arranged the sale of 144 East 208th St., a 36,800-square-foot multifamily building in the Bronx. The final closing…

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White Plains Expands Affordable Rental Housing Program

May 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The White Plains Common Council recently passed significant changes to the city’s Affordable Rental Housing Program at its May 6th session. The changes had originally been proposed in February by Mayor Tom Roach and represent a focused effort and commitment by the mayor and Common Council to increase the overall number of affordable housing…

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Westchester Legislators Push for Bill to Tax Golf Courses More Fairly

May 2019

BRIARCLIFF MANOR—A group of state legislators and an advocacy group staged a rally outside of Trump National Golf Club Westchester here on April 28 in support of legislation to change how golf courses in New York State are assessed and taxed. State Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester), Assemblywoman Sandy Galef (D-Ossining) and other state and county…

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U.S. Existing-Home Sales Slide 4.9% in March

April 2019

WASHINGTON—Existing-home sales retreated in March, following February’s surge of sales, according to the National Association of Realtors. Each of the four major U.S. regions saw a drop-off in sales, with the Midwest enduring the largest decline last month. Sales in the Northeast dropped nearly 3% in March, according to the NAR report. Total existing-home completed…

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GlobalFoundries to Sell Dutchess County Semiconductor Plant for $430M

April 2019

EAST FISHKILL, NY—In a blockbuster deal that will save about 1,000 jobs in Dutchess County, GlobalFoundries of Santa Clara, CA has reached an agreement to sell its 300mm chip fab plant in East Fishkill to Phoenix-based ON Semiconductor for $430 million. The two firms announced on April 22 they had reached a definitive agreement on…

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White Plains Hospital Breaks Ground on $272M Expansion Project

April 2019

WHITE PLAINS—White Plains Hospital officials and other county and local dignitaries were on hand on April 22 to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new 252,000-square-foot outpatient center being built at the corner of Maple and Longview avenues here. The $272-million project is being built on the site of a former vacant apartment building, a hospital…

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Developer Unveils Plans for Luxury Condos in Larchmont

April 2019

LARCHMONT—Rye-based developer Elk Homes has unveiled plans this week for “Centro Larchmont,” a new luxury condominium residence to be developed in the heart of the village. The new building will replace several aging commercial buildings that will be demolished. Located at 112 Chatsworth Ave. and 65 Wendt Ave., the 26-unit building will include 23 market…

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Christie’s International Opens Office in Rockland County

April 2019

NEW CITY—Christie’s International Real Estate – Westchester & Hudson Valley, reported on April 17 it had launched its Rockland Regional Sales Gallery in New City at 340 South Main St. The opening of the office comes on the heels of a mid-February announcement by Christie’s International Real Estate that it was expanding its reach into…

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