New York State Government and Public Real Estate News

NEW YORK, NY – March 4, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — As a leading provider of supportive housing services in New York City, CUCS strongly supports a New York/New York IV agreement to create 30,000 units of supportive housing over the next ten years.

We urge Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio to partner and make this a reality for New York and you can too by pledging to stand against homelessness.  more »

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POUGHKEEPSIE, New York, – March 4, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — American Realty Advisors, an institutional real estate investment manager with approximately $6.7 billion in assets under management, has acquired the Shoppes at South Hills, a grocery-anchored retail power center in Poughkeepsie, New York. This asset was acquired in a joint venture with DLC Management Corporation, a privately-held, vertically-integrated owner, operator, and manager of shopping centers throughout the United States. more »

Troy, NY – March 4, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNYREDC) will hold a Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) Technical Conference from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11 at the Chautauqua Suites Hotel and Expo Center, 215 West Lake Road in Mayville. more »

Tarrytown, NY – March 3, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins announces that applications are being accepted for the $20 million, new NY Bridge Community Benefits Program. The 35th State Senate District that Senator Stewart-Cousins’ represents includes Tarrytown and other rivertowns within the Town of Greenburgh where the bridge is being constructed. more »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 3, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The New York City Housing Authority announced today an agreement with the Building and Construction Trades Council (BCTC) of Greater New York, as well as its affiliated unions, that will benefit public housing residents, who will not only see swifter capital repairs but get access to union jobs and training. more »

New York, NY – March 2, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Rose Associates, the New York-based full-service real estate firm, announced today that it has been named the exclusive managing and leasing agent at The Nathaniel, a luxury rental property in Manhattan’s East Village. Located at 138 East 12th Street, The Nathaniel offers 85 apartments in studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom configurations. more »

NEW YORK, NY -(BUSINESS WIRE) – March 2, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — SL Green Realty Corp(NYSE:SLG) today announced that Swatch, the multinational company active in the manufacture and sale of finished watches and jewelry, signed a 2,113-square-foot lease for aTimes Squarestore on the ground floor of1515 Broadway. more »

Albany, NY – March 2, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today detailed projected savings for New York taxpayers as a result of the Property Tax Relief program, which provides 1.3 million homeowners significant financial relief. The $1.66 billion program, which also includes a renters’ credit, is part of the Governor’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda. more »

Rep. Engel Announces $492,000 HUD Grant for Yonkers Municipal Housing Authority

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 27, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a $492,000 grant to the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers. The grant, part of the Residential Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency – Service Coordinators (ROSS-SC) program, will provide funding for non-profit organizations to hire Service Coordinators to synchronize supportive services and other activities designed to help public housing residents achieve economic and housing self-sufficiency. more »

BUFFALO, NY – February 26, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that James P. Vasiliou, Jr., 49, of Lockport, NY, who was convicted of bank (mortgage) fraud, was sentenced to time service and nine months of home detention and electronic monitoring by U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara. more »

NEW YORK, NY – February 26, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that Amsterdam Printing and Litho, which has been part of the Amsterdam community for more than 115 years, is planning to continue its long tradition in the Mohawk Valley and create nearly 40 new jobs while retaining its existing employee base of 469 in New York State. more »

NEW YORK, NY – February 26, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a settlement in his lawsuit against the Dominican real estate development company Consorcio Empresarial Emproy-Divisa, S.A; Danilo Diaz, the company’s president; Julio Balbuena, the company’s sales manager; Rivas Travel and Multiservice, Inc., a New York corporation; and David Rivas, the owner of Rivas Travel, for their involvement in the sale of residential properties at a development in the Dominican Republic known as Pueblo Bavaro. more »

New York, NY – February 25, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Rose Associates, the New York-based full-service real estate firm, was recognized today with a REBNY Award for its RoseCares program. more »

NYC Department of Buildings, Contractors Allegedly Duped Bronx Homeowners Into Spending Life Savings on Unsafe, Uninhabitable Homes

NEW YORK, NY – February 25, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — An unscrupulous contractor and the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) swindled Bronx homeowners out of millions of dollars by constructing substandard homes and failing to provide new homeowners with valid certificates of occupancy upon closing, alleges an $8 million federal lawsuit announced today by State Senator Jeff Klein (D Bronx/Westchester), Assemblyman Marcos Crespo (D-Bronx), the Soundview Homeowners and Attorney at Law Susan Chana Lask. more »

Albany, NY – February 23, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The number of closed home sales in New York State during January dipped by 10.7 percent compared to January 2014, according to the housing market report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS. more »

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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