Construction activity dips for fourth straight year: REBNY

first_imgFrom left: 2-10 54th Avenue in Long Island City, 355 Exterior Street in the Bronx and a rendering of 145 Wolcott Street (Google Maps, Arquitectonica, iStock)Construction activity in New York City declined for the fourth straight year in 2020, according to a new report from the Real Estate Board of New York — although activity picked up in the last quarter with several big new projects.Just 1,760 new building plans were filed in 2020, the lowest number the city has seen since 2012, representing a nearly 10 percent decline from 2019’s total. The total square footage of 42.67 million, down 28 percent year-over-year, was also the lowest figure in that time span. The number of multiple dwelling units declined 18 percent to 27,402.But construction metrics for the fourth quarter paint a more optimistic picture. The 544 filings in the last three months of 2020 represented a 23 percent quarter-over-quarter increase, and a 34 percent jump year-over-year. The total proposed construction floor area in new filings was up 58 percent from the prior quarter, while the number of multiple dwelling units was up 19 percent.ADVERTISEMENTCourtesy of REBNYMost of the new construction filings were in the outer boroughs. The largest new project of the fourth quarter was in Queens, where TF Cornerstone filed plans for a 812-unit, 39-story building at 2-10 54th Avenue in Long Island City, as well as a 575-unit, 34-story apartment building at 55-01 Second Street. The two buildings will total 1.43 million square feet.In the Bronx, plans were filed for a 690,000-square-foot, 43-story residential building with 710 apartments at 355 Exterior Street in Mott Haven, part of a 2,000-unit residential development from Lightstone Group. In Brooklyn’s Red Hook, developer Alexandros Washburn filed plans for a 407,000-square-foot, 15-story mixed-use building at 145 Wolcott Street.In Manhattan, plans were filed for a 167,000-square-foot, 28-story residential building with community facility at 620 West 153rd Street in Hamilton Heights, a site that the Chetrit family acquired for $28.75 million in May, according to property records.But REBNY president James Whelan said more needs to be done to help move past the “historically challenging” year that was 2020.“The reality is that our City is not currently getting enough construction projects underway — and it is not creating enough housing, including affordable housing, to address immediate and long-term needs,” Whelan said.He also highlighted the importance of initiatives put forward by Governor Cuomo and the Biden administration, aimed towards encouraging investment in new construction and infrastructure as part of the post-pandemic recovery.Read morePandemic may wipe out $16B in construction spending: reportRebuilding the construction industryLA: Construction and permitting sunk after coronavirus hit Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Contact Kevin Sun Message* Email Address*center_img Full Name* TagsNew York Building CongressREBNY Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Shaquem Griffin drafted by Seattle Seahawks, reunited with twin brother Shaquill

first_img Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMax Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Shaquem Griffin will be reunited with his twin brother in Seattle after the Seahawks drafted the linebacker at No. 141 in the fifth round of the NFL draft.“I couldn’t breathe, I didn’t know what to say. I was trying to get the words out, but I couldn’t talk,” Griffin said on ESPN.Griffin, who had his left hand amputated at 4 years old because of amniotic band syndrome, played alongside his twin brother Shaquill at UCF until Shaquill was selected by the Seahawks in 2017. Griffin impressed at this year’s NFL scouting combine, completing the 40-yard dash in 4.38 seconds, the event’s fastest by a linebacker in 15 years. Using a prosthetic on his left arm, he also benched 225 pounds 20 times.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img April 28, 2018 /Sports News – National Shaquem Griffin drafted by Seattle Seahawks, reunited with twin brother Shaquilllast_img read more

Where in O.C.?

first_imgA quick test of observation and memory:Where in Ocean City can this marker be found? Tell us in the comments section. And try your hand at more “Where in O.C.?” challenges.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter“Like” us on Facebooklast_img

Vegan bruschetta launching into Aldi supermarkets

first_imgAldi has unveiled its new vegan bruschetta snack for summerIts 150g Vegan Bruschetta is available in two variants: Garlic & Parsley and Tomato & Oregano.The Garlic & Parsley variant includes fresh Spanish garlic and dustings of dried parsley.Tomato & Oregano contains pureed Spanish tomatoes and a seasoning of dried oregano.Comprising a base of vegan bread dough, the retailer hopes to replicate the ‘authentic Italian flavour’ of traditional bruschetta.Consumers can re-heat and top with vegan cheese for a warm garlic bread and pizza-style canapé, it added.The Vegan Bruschetta is available as a Specialbuy for an rsp of 99p from 28 June.Aldi rolled out a range of bakery items in a packaged format last month.last_img read more

The Motet, Turkuaz, Marco Benevento & More Turn Chicago Into Red Rocks For Taste Of Randolph

first_imgChicago’s Taste of Randolph filled the streets of the city’s popular West Loop area yesterday to kick off day one of the three-day music and food event. Presented by Silver Wrapper, this year’s festival expanded to three stages, featuring some of our favorite funk acts and beyond including The Motet, Turkuaz, and Marco Benevento. Incorporating some of the city’s premier restaurants, talented artisans and eclectic vendors, Taste of Randolph is a unique event that serves to benefit the community.This year, fest organizers went above and beyond on creativity and production, creating a mini yet realistic Red Rocks “Denver Stage”. Attendees were blown away watching some of their favorite Colorado bands perform in a replica of one of the most breathtaking venues in the country. Get a “Taste of Randolph” below, by Kristine Condon. Load remaining images Following an incredible day of music, Benevento and his troupe (Karina Rykman on bass, Andy Borger on drums) hit the nearby Tonic Room for a late night of epic proportions. Check out a full gallery of photos from Taste of Randolph and the official afterparty below, by Kristine Condon.last_img read more

UVM and Northfield Savings Bank Partner to Assist Family Businesses in Vermont

first_imgThe University of Vermont and Northfield Savings Bankannounced a partnership this week to assist Vermont family businesses withtransition, succession, and financial planning issues. Northfield SavingsBank, joins Gallagher, Flynn and Company, and Gravel and Shea, both ofBurlington, as part of the Vermont Family Business Initiative (VFBI). TheVFBI, along with its partners, works with family and closely heldbusinesses throughout Vermont in identifying challenging issues anddeveloping successful strategies for navigating the complexitiessuccessful business and financial planning.Rocki-Lee Dewitt, Dean of the Business School, reflected on the newpartnership, “We’re pleased that Northfield Savings Bank is joining ourefforts to assist family and other closely-held businesses in the state.Their knowledge and experience will help us develop and deliver programsthat enhance family business success.”According to recent studies, the greatest part of America’s wealth lieswith family-owned businesses. Family firms comprise 80 to 90% of allbusiness enterprises in North America. Furthermore, 78% of all jobscreated in the US from 1977-1990 were created by family owned businesses.The Northfield Savings Bank was chartered in 1867 and is the thirdlargest bank headquartered in Vermont. The Bank is in the midst ofopening several new branches in Chittenden County. Thomas Pelletier,President of NSB is excited about partnering with the Business School atUVM. “Northfield Savings Bank is committed to being involved with thecommunities we serve. This partnership with the UVM Business Schoolrepresents a mutual opportunity for both parties to assist businesses andimprove economic development in Vermont,” states Mr. Pelletier.Events planned to assist family and closely held businesses in thecoming year include strategic planning, attracting and retainingnon-family employees, and improving communication in the family and in thebusiness. For more information, go to is external) orcall 656-5897.last_img read more

3 reasons to choose a CRM built for financial services

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Choices, choices…If there’s one thing we have in this crazy world, it’s a whole lot of these – and that includes CRM options for your financial institution. But, keep in mind, not all CRM systems are created equal. Think of all the complex workflows behind many of the everyday member and customer interactions at your credit union or bank. A whole lot of CRM options don’t have the essential functionality you’ll need for successful implementation.That’s where a CRM designed specifically for your industry comes in. It’s a choice you’ll be glad you made, and here are three reasons why.Easy access to the right data and ready-to-use interfaces. There’s a very specific set of data your team members need in order to offer the best, most efficient experience possible. And it’s certainly not the same data you’d need in any other industry. Having a CRM that provides all relevant data on one screen – and that offers employees specific and relevant next-best actions, for example – is a game-changer. And the likelihood of finding that on a system not built around finance-specific info is pretty slim.last_img read more

Cast of Paw Patrol Live visit Broome County Dog Shelter

first_imgPaw Patrol teaches the lessons of teamwork, community involvement, and citizenship. “It’s awesome to just bring awareness to the shelters,” says Cast Member of Paw Patrol Maya Richardson. “We’re really excited about that and warming up these friends so they can find new families.” They took dogs on a walk, played with them, gave social interaction and cleaned their cages. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Cast members of Paw Patrol Live helped out at the Broome County Dog Shelter Monday morning. Paw Patrol Live is at the Veteran’s Memorial Arena Monday and Tuesday night.last_img read more

Clifton Beach luxury home took four years to create

first_imgOutdoor patio“There is a real sense of style and five-star luxury as you walk through the home, and out onto the large hardwood deck overlooking the lush tropical gardens, neat lawns, private stream, mature trees, bar and lagoon swimming pool with waterfall,” said Mr Thorpe.“The large double storey shed, accessed by a private road is perfect for the additional car, boat or caravan storage, and can be easily converted into a studio apartment, for Airbnb holiday rental.“This modern and contemporary home has been cleverly designed to work with the natural surroundings, creating shade and capturing the sea breezes which promote comfortable and cool tropical living conditions all year round.” Sean Thorpe 0431 052 490 Clifton Beach The living and dining roomAdding to the sense of space and privacy are two separate living areas, perfect for a large family to live easily.A Eurochef kitchen with black granite benchtops offers top quality appliances which will ensure the home entertainer or family chef is kept content and inspired to create.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days agoThe master suite comes with a walk-in robe, bathroom, spa and balcony overlooking tropical gardens.A separate office and study can be converted into a space to run a home business and the movie theatre-style media room with a built-in surround-sound system will make for nights in so comfortable and entertaining, you may never leave home again. BEACH, rainforest, luxury — this home on Cairns’ northern beaches has it all.Elite Real Estate Services has listed 34-36 Thrush Tce at Clifton Beach, a sprawling four-bedroom, two-bathroom executive-style residence with room for four vehicles in the large garage.Agent Sean Thorpe said it took the current owner four years to create the modern, manicured home, working closely with architects and designers. 34-36 Thrush Terrace Bathrooms 2 Bedrooms 4 Garage 4 Taylor Foster 0439 985 318 Elite Real Estate Services — Cairns Land 0.47 ha Gorgeous bathroom.The home also comes with ducted airconditioning, louvred windows, and fans throughout. There are automated gates at the entrance to the property, an intercom system and security cameras.last_img read more

Carmel Girls Swimming

first_imgRecently the Carmel Girls Swim Team won their 29th consecutive state title.  It is the longest win streak by any high school team in the nation.  The second best streak was 27 wins by a Hawaiian High School swim team.  This was also Carmel’s 6th national swim title in 7 years.  Not only do they dominate the state of Indiana, they have dominated the entire United States since 2008.In this years state meet, they won 9 of 11 events including all 3 relays.  In doing so, they set 3 national records.  They achieved the highest point total ever recorded in an Indiana State swim meet with 445 points.  This was a 266 point win margin over runner up Fisher’s High School.The only high school swim program that can probably challenge Carmel is the St. Xavier Boys swim team of Cincinnati.  This team, however, has never had this kind of win margin over a state runner up.  Congratulations, Greyhounds.last_img read more

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