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Third Annual Real Estate Summit Set for May 14

April 16, 2019

Mark Your Calendars: TARRYTOWN—The Third Annual Real Estate Summit to be held on May 14 will cover a host of issues, including a close look at the transformational projects shaping the Hudson Valley’s future and lessons to be learned from the failed Amazon deal in New York City. The event at the Westchester Marriott will…

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Retail is Alive and Well in the Hudson Valley

April 16, 2019

It’s 10:00 pm on a rainy Tuesday night, but you feel like shopping. So, you just pop open your laptop and start ordering everything from new home décor to sporting goods, and maybe even some jumper cables for the car. And all around the globe, millions of other people are doing the same thing. Is…

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Mayors Say Natural Gas Moratorium Impact Not as Severe as First Thought

April 11, 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The mayors of White Plains and New Rochelle agree that the impacts thus far from the natural gas connection moratorium imposed by utility Con Edison on March 15 has not been severe. White Plains Mayor Thomas Roach and New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson agreed that real estate developers are attempting to adapt to the…

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Compass Expands Presence in NYC With Stribling Brokerage Deal

April 4, 2019

NEW YORK CITY—Real estate brokerage and technology firm Compass has expanded its presence here with the purchase of the Stribling luxury residential brokerage firm, adding more than 300 agents and 50 employees to its New York City operations. Stribling, which was founded in 1980 by chairman and founder Elizabeth F. Stribling, operates three locations in…

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Yonkers IDA Provides Incentives for Four Projects

March 27, 2019

YONKERS—The Yonkers Industrial Development Agency reported on March 25 it had approved four projects for incentives that will create 100 new housing units and finance the purchase and rehabilitation of a 301-unit apartment building in the city. The four developments amount to approximately $108.3 million in private investment and will create 156 construction jobs and…

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Rockland County Declares State of Emergency Over Measles Outbreak

March 27, 2019

NEW CITY—At a press conference on March 26, Rockland County Executive Ed Day declared a county-wide State of Emergency relating to the ongoing measles outbreak that went into effective at midnight, Wednesday, March 27. The state of emergency bars anyone under 18 years of age and unvaccinated against the measles from public places until the…

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Largest NYC Woman-Owned Caterer is South Bronx Bound

March 19, 2019

NEW YORK—City and state officials announced on March 18 that Great Performances, the city’s largest woman-owned catering and food services firm, will be relocating operations from Hudson Street in New York City to the South Bronx. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that as part of the relocation, Great Performances will create 181 new jobs and…

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Con Ed Gas Moratorium for Westchester in Effect; State Offers New Clean Energy Plan

March 19, 2019

WHITE PLAINS—The day business, political and real estate leaders have dreaded has arrived—on March 15 most of Westchester County was included in a new natural gas connection moratorium imposed by utility Con Edison. Amid charges by many that the moratorium will delay and perhaps kill billions of dollars in new development projects and thousands of…

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Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort Posts $139M Net Loss in 2018

March 18, 2019

MONTICELLO—The old gaming adage: “The House always wins,” doesn’t apply yet to the Hudson Valley’s only full-licensed casino gaming resort. The $1.2-billion Resorts World Catskills Casino Resort lost nearly $139 million last year and a total of $185 million in the last two years. According to a 10K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission…

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Robert Martin to Reacquire Most of its Storied Portfolio in $488M Mega Deal

March 13, 2019

ELMSFORD-Robert Martin Co., one of the pioneer commercial office real estate development firms in Westchester County, has confirmed plans to reacquire approximately 95% of the portfolio it developed here and in Fairfield County, CT and sold more than two decades ago in a deal valued at $487.5 million. Industry observers say the deal, if finalized,…

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Survey: Majority of Real Estate Firms Remain Optimistic, Evolving Technology Still a Challenge

March 6, 2019

WASHINGTON—The evolving technological landscape, competition from non-traditional market participants and housing affordability continue to be among the biggest challenges facing real estate firms in the next two years, according to a report by the National Association of Realtors. NAR's 2019 Profile of Real Estate Firms released on March 6 found that commercial real estate firms…

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Experts Say Westchester Natural Gas Moratorium is a Long-Term Problem

March 6, 2019

WHITE PLAINS—A real estate attorney speaking before a group of Westchester County commercial brokers said the moratorium on new natural gas connections slated to go into effect on March 15 “is here to stay.” Officials with Con Edison—the utility that is imposing the moratorium—who participated in the discussion did not disagree. More than 100 attendees…

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Business Coalition Pushing Lawmakers to Fund a $500M Expansion of Route 17

March 6, 2019

ALBANY—A coalition consisting of more than 100 business, civic, political and labor industry interests are calling for New York State to spend a total of $500 million to expand the existing Route 17 in Orange and Sullivan counties. Specifically, the organization is calling for a multi-year plan to construct a third lane in each direction…

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Regional Plan Association Paints Grim Picture if Gateway Project Fails to Move Forward

February 27, 2019

NEW YORK—The Regional Plan Association released a report on Tuesday that put a hefty price tag—$16 billion—if the controversial Gateway Rail Tunnel project fails to secure the necessary financing to move forward. The RPA in its report entitled “A Preventable Crisis: The Economic and Human Costs of a Hudson River Rail Tunnel Shutdown” calculated that…

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Gov. Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio Proposed 10-Point MTA Reform Plan

February 27, 2019

NEW YORK—Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who have historically been at odds on a host of issues, agree on one thing—the Metropolitan Transportation Agency needs to be reformed. On Feb. 26, Cuomo and de Blasio released a 10-point plan to reform the MTA and to create sustained funding streams…

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