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$92M Hospital Transformation Secures Key State Approval

March 2018

KINGSTON—HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), announced on March 8 it had received contingency approval from the New York State Department of Health for a transformative $92-million expansion and enhancement of HealthAlliance Hospital: Mary’s Avenue campus here. The reimagined HealthAlliance Hospital will have a new, four-story…

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Developer Takes Advantage of Changing Health Care Industry in NY Metro Region

March 2018

NEW YORK—If there is one real estate development firm that definitely saw the opportunities the health care sector could provide earlier than most, it had to be Simone Development. The Bronx-based real estate investment company has developed high-profile residential and commercial properties in the Tri-State region. The firm, headed by President Joseph Simone, has a…

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Consolidating an Industry to Improve Patient Health, Provider Performance

March 2018

The traditional hospital, both in physical structure and scope of services, is not what it once was, as market pressures and reform measures are transforming these institutions into non-centralized points of care. While the most severely ill will always need the high-tech services found in an acute care hospital setting, and indeed, these patients will…

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The Rockland Business Association—50 Years of Advocacy and Counting

March 2018

PEARL RIVER—The Rockland Business Association, an advocate for the business community in Rockland County, is entering its second half-century advocating for the interests of the business community and the growth of the Rockland County economy. The RBA was founded in August 31, 1967 as the Rockland County Association (RCA), by a group of 40 local…

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Orange County Clerk’s Office Begins Return to Government Center Complex

March 2018

GOSHEN—The Orange County Clerk’s Office began its move from 4 Glenmere Cove Road in Goshen to the recently operational Orange County Government Center complex at 255 Main St. on March 5th. “We look forward to being back in the Government Center where County residents can find many services in one location,” County Clerk Annie Rabbitt…

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Key State Approval Secured for $40M Hospital Project in Port Jervis

March 2018

PORT JERVIS—The New York State Department of Health has approved a Certificate of Need for a more than $40-million project at the Bon Secours Community Hospital here. Bon Secours parent Westchester Medical Center Health Network announced the state Department of Health approval on Wednesday. The new project at the border of Orange County and Pennsylvania…

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Corruption Conviction Prompts Neuhaus to Call for Power Plant’s Permits

March 2018

WAWAYANDA—The fallout from the corruption conviction of former Gov. Cuomo aide Joseph Percoco on Tuesday includes some officials from Orange County seeking an investigation or the outright revocation of permits granted for the $900-million CPV Valley Energy Center project here. Joseph Percoco, a former executive deputy secretary to Gov. Cuomo, was found guilty on Tuesday…

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Metro-North Starts $94-Million Project To Improve White Plains Train Station

March 2018

WHITE PLAINS—In late February, Metro North announced new train service schedules that will take effect on March 18 to accommodate its $94-million capital project at the White Plains station. The general scope of the three-year project includes improved station entrances, new signage, platforms, energy efficient LED lighting, benches with USB chargers, station dashboards and totems…

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White Plains Hospital Celebrates 125 Years of Care

March 2018

WHITE PLAINS—Later this year White Plains Hospital staff and volunteers will gather to commemorate 125 years of dedicated service and quality health care to the residents of the City of White Plains and surrounding communities. In 1893 a group of 22 men and three women got together to establish a voluntary, not-for-profit hospital that was…

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City Government’s Move From City Hall Will Facilitate School District Expansion

March 2018

NEW ROCHELLE—With the announced future move of city government operations from City Hall at 515 North Ave. to the 45 Harrison St. development, the New Rochelle School District reported that it will significantly expand its presence at the North Avenue property. The New Rochelle School District has shared the 121,000-square-foot building since the early 1960s…

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Orange County Partnership Leads Coalition on Route 17 Initiative

March 2018

GOSHEN—The Orange County Partnership reports that it is leading a coalition that includes the Orange County Citizens Foundation and the Sullivan County Partnership for Economic Development in trying to have New York State fund necessary traffic improvements on Route 17 to alleviate congestion and facilitate economic development and growth. The three organizations are promoting an…

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Port Authority Approves $30-Million Project At Stewart Int. Airport in Orange County

February 2018

NEW YORK—The tremendous success of international air service by Norwegian Airlines at Stewart International Airport in Orange County has prompted the Port Authority to expand services at the airport based in New Windsor in Orange County. Stewart International Airport will undergo a major expansion with the addition of a $30-million permanent U.S. Customs inspection area…

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JPMorgan Chase to Build New HQ Tower in Midtown

February 2018

NEW YORK—JPMorgan Chase announced plans on Feb. 21 to build a new 2.5-million-square-foot headquarters building at the site of its current headquarters location at 270 Park Ave. in Midtown Manhattan. The plan, if approved, would be the first major project to be developed under the city’s Midtown East Rezoning plan that was approved last year.…

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Compass To Acquire Westchester-Based Platinum Drive Realty

February 2018

SCARSDALE—Compass, a real estate technology company, announced today it has agreed to acquire Platinum Drive Realty, a growing real estate brokerage headquartered in Scarsdale. The acquisition comes on the heels of a recent $450-million investment in Compass by the Softbank Vision Fund and an expansion initiative to the Chicago, Dallas and San Diego markets. With…

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Experts Say Tax Reform Impacts Are a ‘Moving Target Going Forward’

February 2018

TARRYTOWN—Tax experts told approximately 175 Realtors recently that some of the fiscal and real estate impacts of the recently enacted Tax Reform and Jobs Act are still unclear. The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors Broker-Owner-Manager Committee presented a program on Feb. 13 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown that featured accountant and income tax crisis…

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$14.5-Million Greenwich Waterfront Estate Sale Highlights Strengthening Luxury Home Market

February 2018

GREENWICH, CT—A recent $14.5-million waterfront estate sale has brokers in Greenwich saying reports of a weak luxury real estate market in this exclusive Fairfield County community belie recent activity and concrete sales data. Houlihan Lawrence agent Ellen Mosher exclusively represented the buyer for 51 Glen Avon Drive in the highly sought-after Greenwich waterfront neighborhood of…

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Ellis Sotheby’s Realty Funds New Home for Haitian Family

February 2018

NYACK—Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty, which recently raised more than $6,000 to build a hurricane-resistant house for a family in Labodrie, Haiti, has announced that construction is complete and the family has moved into its new home. Construction was completed within six months through the luxury brokerage firm’s partnership with New Story, a non-profit that works…

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Weichert, Realtors’ Office Joins Forces With Monroe P.D. for Holiday Toy Drive

February 2018

MONROE—John Chewens, manager of Weichert, Realtors’ Monroe office, announced recently that his office once again partnered with the Monroe Police Department to collect toys to assist families and children in need this holiday season. The effort was part of the 39th Annual Weichert Toy Drive. “This was our way of giving back to the community…

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Houlihan Lawrence Begins Leasing SOYO Lofts Property in Yonkers

February 2018

YONKERS—Loft-style apartment living along the Hudson River waterfront is coming to South Yonkers with the debut of SOYO Lofts, it was announced recently by Houlihan Lawrence, the exclusive marketing and leasing agent. SOYO Lofts features 25 studio and two-bedroom duplex apartments in the former Statesman and McCann buildings on Mill Street. The 22 studios range…

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