New York State Government and Public Real Estate News

The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) can’t produce an accurate list of the office space it administers, or identify vacancies in the more than 19 million square feet of office space it manages, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer found in a new audit released today. This lack of oversight means that New York City taxpayers could be on the hook for unnecessary payments to property owners
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey today announced $4,888,354 in federal funding for the Village of Grand View-on-Hudson. The funding will be allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and allow the village in Rockland County to replace the Village Hall building that was severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy. Hurricane Sandy caused extensive damage to the Village Hall Office, located on River Road, requiring the building to be condemned.
Rose Associates, the New York-based full-service real estate firm, has announced that it recently signed a 12-year lease with Spruce & Bond for 1,460 square feet in The Eastmore at 1441 Second Avenue.
Rose Associates, the New York-based full-service real estate firm, has announced that it recently signed an 834-square-foot, five-year lease with Quest Diagnostics at The Westmore, a property located at 333 West 57th Street in Manhattan.
At a press conference and community briefing at the Telesca Center for Justice, Empire Justice Center released its most recent report, “In the Eye of the Storm: Why the Threat of Foreclosure Damage Continues,” detailing the state of the foreclosure crisis in Rochester, NY, as well as all of New York State, and its impact on neighborhoods and municipalities
This morning, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer unveiled proposals to help ease the path to survival of New York City small businesses at the Upper West Side storefront of The Halal Guys, which began as a single street cart on 53rd Street and Sixth Avenue, and is now a flourishing mini-chain with multiple carts, two storefront locations in New York so far, and expansion slated for Chicago and southern California
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees today approved an electric rate decrease for municipalities, schools and public agencies in New York City and Westchester County.
City’s low-rent neighborhoods may not have sufficient market strength to justify high-density mixed-income development without other forms of subsidy; In high-rent neighborhoods, additional density is valuable and city can require affordable units without stifling development
32BJ SEIU members today announced their endorsement of Vincent Gentile for Congress representing Staten Island and Brooklyn in the 11th District. 32BJ members voted overwhelmingly to endorse Gentile for the Congressional seat in the special election in May.
On Saturday, March 28 at 11:30 AM, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), County Executive Steve Neuhaus, Orange County Department of Health’s Healthy Neighborhoods Program and Hudson Valley officials will encourage the use of carbon monoxide detectors in Newburgh while raising awareness about the imminent dangers of CO poisoning. Local officials will accompany community health workers on assessment of three residences on Lander Street
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended the addition of 22 properties, resources and districts to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro has announced more than $900,000 will be awarded to 11 municipalities through the Dutchess County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, funding eight key projects throughout the county.
Information-Sharing System to Enhance Local Governments’ Ability to Maintain Abandoned Properties and Charge-Back Legal Owners; City of Long Beach is first Municipality to Partner with County on Database
In December, FEMA Announced It Had Agreed To Provide Fed Funding to Rebuild the School District’s Administration Building and Storage and Maintenance Facility Outside of the Floodplain – Now, More Than $5 Million in Funding Is On Its Way; Will Enable the School to Get First Part of Project Underway Schumer, Gillibrand Vow to Continue [...]
This week, Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and 35 of their House Democratic colleagues asked Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Ranking Member David Price (D-NC) to support funding that ensures safe transportation of energy products, including the shipment of Bakken crude oil
At Gillibrand & Schumer’s Urging, Feds Lift Restrictions for Hundreds of Sandy Homeowners Currently Disqualified for Disaster Aid

HUD Rules Allow NYC to Complete Environmental Reviews For Eligible Homeowners Seeking Sandy Reimbursement

Washington, DC – July 31, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, and Charles E. Schumer announced that the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) agency revised its regulations to allow New York City to expedite reimbursement for home repairs and rehabilitation for Short-term rent hundreds of Sandy homeowners currently deemed ineligible. Previously, HUD regulations blocked the City from conducting environmental reviews for Sandy victims’ homes that were “substantially damaged,” which is defined as losses greater than half the value of their home. According to City estimates, this restrictive policy means hundreds of homeowners who already made repairs to their homes are ineligible to receive CDBG reimbursement. StreetEasy – NYC Real Estate and NYC Real Estate Listings more »

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