Orange County Re-Issues RFP for Sale of Camp LaGuardia Property

February 15, 2022

GOSHEN—“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” After a Request for Proposals in 2020 to sell the more than 258-acre Camp LaGuardia property that is located in the villages of Chester and Blooming Grove failed to find a viable buyer, Orange County says it has put the property once again on the market…

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Business Council’s Gordon, Young of SUNY Orange Appointed Co-Chairs of Mid-Hudson Regional Council

February 10, 2022

NEW WINDSOR—The Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council announced on Wednesday that Dr. Marsha Gordon, President & CEO of The Business Council of Westchester (BCW) and Dr. Kristine Young, President of SUNY Orange have been appointed as Co-Chairs of the Council, effective immediately. Dr. Gordon and Dr. Young succeed Dr. Donald P. Christian, President of SUNY…

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Westchester Commercial Market Ends 2021 On Generally Positive Note in Most Sectors

February 2, 2022

RYE BROOK—The Westchester County commercial market ended 2021 on a generally positive note with robust growth in multifamily developments as well as a strong performance by the industrial/flex market while retail fundamentals continued to improve and the investment market showed modest gains. However, entering 2022, the office market struggles to gain traction, according to the…

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Two International Carriers to Fly Out of Stewart in 2022

February 2, 2022

NEW WINDSOR—The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced on Feb. 1 that low-cost carrier Play Airlines (PLAY) will be launching daily international flights from New York Stewart International Airport to Reykjavik, Iceland starting on June 9. The Icelandic airline becomes the third carrier to offer international or domestic flights from New York…

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Robert Martin Completes Recapitalization Of its Entire Westchester Industrial Portfolio

January 27, 2022

ELMSFORD— Robert Martin Company announced on Jan. 26 the completed recapitalization of its “Westchester Industrial Portfolio,” a 45 property, infill, industrial portfolio totaling approximately 2.6 million square feet across three parks located across Westchester County. As part of the recapitalization, Robert Martin of Elmsford entered into a new joint venture with affiliates of New York…

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Retail Component of Chappaqua Crossing Trades for Nearly $80M

January 25, 2022

CHAPPAQUA—The newly developed retail component of the former Reader’s Digest headquarters property has been sold in a deal valued at $79.5 million. The transaction, announced by commercial brokerage firm CBRE, involves the 120,986-square-foot trophy quality, grocery-anchored shopping center that is part of the mixed-use Chappaqua Crossing development. The property was sold by the joint venture…

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Gov. Hochul Calls for Environmental Study of Future Conversion of Route 17 to I-86

January 13, 2022

ALBANY—The prospect of major upgrades—including the construction of what business and government leaders say is a much-needed third lane on portions of Route 17 in Orange and Sullivan counties—just got a step closer. Although not included in her State of the State speech on Jan, 5, accompanying material given to state lawmakers included a directive…

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Great Point Studios Opens Lionsgate Studios; Announces $500M Expansion in Yonkers

January 12, 2022

YONKERS—Great Point Studios officially opened the doors to its long-awaited Lionsgate Studios Yonkers on Jan. 11 at 45 Wells Ave. and announced that it will move forward with a more than $500-million expansion plan nearby. The expansion project announced by Great Point Studios Founder and CEO Robert Halmi calls for a 1-million-square-foot facility that will…

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Rockland County-Based Birch Group Spends $212M on Long Island Office Complex

January 7, 2022

NANUET—The Birch Group, a locally-based privately-held commercial real estate investor, owner and operator, reported on Jan. 6 it had acquired a two-building portfolio from DRA Advisors and Onyx Equities in Jericho, NY for $212 million. The acquisition follows the company’s recent $255-million portfolio purchase in Short Hills, NJ. With this latest acquisition, The Birch Group…

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Westchester IDA, LDC Provided Incentives That Fueled $1.2B in Investment in 2021

January 6, 2022

WHITE PLAINS—The Westchester County Industrial Development Agency and the Westchester County Local Development Corporation has provided financial incentives and tax-exempt bond financing to major developments representing more than $1.2 billion in private investment in Westchester County’s economy last year. “As Westchester re-emerges from the economic downturn resulting from the pandemic, the IDA and LDC have…

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Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress Appoints Bosch as President, CEO

January 4, 2022

NEWBURGH—The Board of Directors at Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress announced earlier this month the appointment of Adam Bosch as the organization’s next president and chief executive officer. Bosch, a lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley, worked as a journalist, college professor, and policy analyst across the region before joining the senior leadership team of…

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Yonkers IDA Approves Incentives for $60M Lionsgate Studio’s Phase Two Expansion

January 3, 2022

YONKERS—The Board of Directors of the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency (YIDA) voted final approval on Dec. 29 of financial incentives for the $60-million Phase 2 expansion of Lionsgate’s motion picture studio complex at iPark on the Yonkers waterfront. The expansion involves Buildings 3, 4 and 5 as well as the remaining surface lots and private…

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Town of Yorktown Adopts Overlay District Zoning In Yorktown Heights, Lake Osceola Biz Hamlets

December 30, 2021

YORKTOWN—The Yorktown Town Board voted on Dec. 29 to adopt overlay district zoning for two business hamlets. The creation of overlay districts in the Yorktown Heights and Lake Osceola business hamlets will encourage the creative redevelopment of functionally outdated properties, a greater flexibility of permitted land uses and visually harmonious streetscapes. The Town Board voted…

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Hudson Valley iCampus Retains Tri-State Team from Colliers as Exclusive Broker

December 28, 2021

PEARL RIVER—Hudson Valley iCampus, the former Pearl River complex of Pfizer, Inc., has retained commercial real estate brokerage firm Colliers as the exclusive leasing agent for the 2.0-million-square-foot, mixed-use, multi-tenanted campus. The 207-acre property is owned by Industrial Realty Group, LLC, a real estate development and investment firm with more than 100 million square feet…

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Hudson Valley Added More than 22,000 Private Sector Jobs in Last 12 Months

December 21, 2021

ALBANY—The New York State Department of Labor reported recently that private sector jobs in the Hudson Valley rose over the year by 22,100 positions, or 3.0%, to 766,400 in November 2021. Job growth was centered in leisure and hospitality (+13,400), professional and business services (+6,100), trade, transportation and utilities (+2,600), educational and health services (+1,900),…

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MTA Awards Contract for Nearly $3B Metro-North Penn Station Access Project

December 16, 2021

NEW YORK—The Penn Station Access Project, which has been widely supported by politicians and business interests in the Bronx and Westchester has reached a critical stage—the award of a contract to undertake the work that will provide direct Metro-North service from the Bronx, Westchester and Connecticut to Penn Station and Manhattan’s west side. Penn Station…

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Fordham, OneKey, HGAR Event Explored Overcoming Barriers to Development

December 14, 2021

NEW YORK—Commercial development plays an imperative role in the success and longevity of a community. However, the road to its execution can be riddled with legal, ethical and environmental hinderances. Real estate experts joined leading development and public policy professionals to discuss commercial development complexities and their resolutions in a virtual panel Nov. 18 hosted…

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