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PSC Approves $710M in Downstate, Upstate Power Line Projects

February 12, 2021

NEW YORK—The New York State Public Service Commission on Thursday, Feb. 11 approved two transmission line projects, one in the Capital District-Hudson Valley region and another in Western New York that will cost more than $700 million to complete. The PSC approved the New York Energy Solution Project—a 54.5-mile, 345-kilovolt transmission line valued at an…

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RXR Realty Tops Off New Rochelle Apartment Tower

February 11, 2021

NEW ROCHELLE— RXR Realty, master developer of Downtown New Rochelle, announced on Feb. 10 the topping out of One Clinton Park, a 28-story mixed-use tower under construction here. The project created 250 on-site construction jobs, employing a diversity of contractors, including MWBE firms and local New Rochelle companies. One Clinton Park features 352 state-of-the-art, highly…

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Yorktown Approves IBM Solar Project at Watson Facility

February 10, 2021

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, NY—The Yorktown Planning Board approved on Monday (Feb. 8) a solar canopy for IBM’s Watson facility that the town estimates will eliminate 6.8 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions annually. IBM will build a solar panel canopy over a large parking lot at 1101 Kitchawan Road in Yorktown Heights. The construction project will…

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NJ-Based Plawker Group Joins Rand Commercial

February 9, 2021

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ - Rand Commercial announced on Feb. 8 that locally-based Plawker Commercial has officially joined the Rockland-County headquartered commercial brokerage firm. The firm is now operating as Rand Commercial Plawker Group and is located out of offices at 601 Palisades Ave. in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. In December 2020, residential brokerage firm Plawker Real…

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Resorts World Switches Gaming Project From Harriman to the Newburgh Mall

February 8, 2021

NEWBURGH—Resorts World Catskills Casino is poised to present plans for a Video Gaming Machine (VGM) facility at the Newburgh Mall here. The Genting Group, parent company of Resorts World Catskills Casino in Monticello, confirmed that it will soon present plans to the Town of Newburgh to develop the VGM facility in an attempt to capture…

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Tenants Sign 102,000 SF in Lease Deals At GHP Office Properties in Westchester

February 4, 2021

WHITE PLAINS—GHP Office Realty, LLC, an affiliate of Houlihan-Parnes Realtors, LLC, announced recently it had leased 102,212 square feet in transactions worth more than $26.6 million in rental income. Ampacet Corp. renewed its lease of 35,000 square feet on the third floor of 660 White Plains Road in Tarrytown for seven years. The space serves…

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Former Toyota Dealership Property in New Windsor Sold

February 4, 2021

NEW WINDSOR—John J. Lease Realtors reported recently that it had sold the former Toyota Auto Sales facility, located at 2934 U.S. Route 9W in New Windsor. The sale price was $925.000. The property consists of two buildings with 18,000 square feet total on 3.6 acres. The purchaser was Mid Hudson Films, LLC. John J. Lease…

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NYC Brokerage Firm Triplemint Expands to Westchester County

February 3, 2021

NEW YORK—New York City-based residential brokerage firm Triplemint reported on Feb. 3 it had expanded its operations to Westchester County with the defection of a number of Douglas Elliman agents. Triplemint reported that the Berkowitz Marrone Team led by Owen Berkowitz and Carol Marrone, who were the founding members of Douglas Elliman Westchester, have joined…

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AFFILIATE NEWS: Monroe College Invites Adult Learners

February 3, 2021

NEW YORK—Monroe College has introduced its newest degree: BS in Professional Studies, a perfect fit for the adult learner: The BS in Professional Studies program offers a career/college-completer sequence of courses that focuses on the skills that employers require across a broad range of vocations. Courses include those in the chosen concentration, augmented by courses…

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C.S. McClellan Partners with Compass Real Estate

January 29, 2021

PELHAM—Compass, the real estate technology company, announced recently a new partnership with C.S. McClellan Real Estate, led by Sona Davidian, who maintains the boutique firm's total ownership. Founded in 1878 by the McClellan family, Davidian has owned C.S. McClellan since 1989, when she purchased it directly from the McClellan family. The company has a rich…

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NJ Developer Proposes Redevelopment of Former Kmart-Anchored Center in Yorktown

January 28, 2021

YORKTOWN—A New Jersey-based real estate development firm has unveiled plans to reposition a mostly vacant shopping center that was anchored by Kmart and Food Emporium here into a new mixed-use development that will feature 150 rental housing units and ground-floor retail. The plan by Oster Properties of Englewood Cliffs, NJ was presented for the first…

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Beam Suntory Signs 100,000 SF Lease Deal at 11 Madison Ave.

January 27, 2021

NEW YORK—SL Green Realty Corp. reported today that Beam Suntory, a world leader in premium spirits, has signed a 99,556-square-foot lease at 11 Madison Ave. for its global headquarters. The 15-year lease covers the entire 12th floor and brings the 2.2-million-square-foot building’s occupancy to 100%. Beam Suntory is relocating its global headquarters from Merchandise Mart…

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Foley Promoted to CEO of Building and Realty Institute

January 27, 2021

ARMONK—One year after joining the Building and Realty Institute as its executive director, Timothy Foley of Scarsdale has been promoted to chief executive officer of the locally-based organization. “BRI has grown as an organization while staying true to our mission to advocate for the best interests of the realty industry to government and the community,…

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Hudson Valley Region Lost Nearly 75,000 Private Sector Jobs in 2020

January 22, 2021

ALBANY—The New York State Department of Labor reported on Jan. 21 that the number of private sector jobs in the Hudson Valley fell 74,800 or 9.2% over the year in December 2020. Job losses were greatest in leisure and hospitality (-32,900), educational and health services (-10,900), professional and business services (-8,800), trade, transportation and utilities…

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Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation Donates $40,000 To 20 Hudson Valley Charities and Non-Profits in 2020

January 22, 2021

WHITE PLAINS—The Hudson Gateway Realtor Foundation, the charitable arm of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, announced recently it had donated a total of $40,000 to 20 charities and non-profit organizations throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond in 2020, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. As it enters its eighth year of fundraising, the foundation is gearing…

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Continuing the Association’s Long Commitment To Providing News, Perspective to its Members

January 21, 2021

Initially, the Westchester Realty Board, which was founded in 1916, began publishing printed bulletins in 1926 to its members entitled “Westchester Realtor.” The bulletins later were converted to newspaper format in 1961 and were distributed to the membership that initially covered Westchester County. Below is the introduction to Westchester Realtor by Board Executive Secretary Walter…

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Five Questions with HGAR President Crystal Hawkins Syska

January 21, 2021

To begin 2021, Real Estate In-Depth chose to interview HGAR President Crystal Hawkins Syska who begins her term under unprecedented circumstances with the nation in the grip of a deadly pandemic, a national economic crisis and social and political unrest that will likely shape policy and economic activity for years to come. In recognition of…

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