The Empire State’s housing market has posted an 11-percent jump in home sales though the first nine months of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, according to the housing market report released today by the New York State Association of REALTORS. The year-to-date statewide median sales price grew 3 percent compared to last year.
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has partnered with Albany County to complete comprehensive energy-saving improvements at the County Office Building and Family Court. The project will save about $88,000 in annual energy costs and remove roughly 540 tons of greenhouse gases annually
Center for NYC Neighborhoods and Citi announce joint effort to advance groundbreaking community land...
The Center for NYC Neighborhoods and Citi Community Development today announced plans to establish a groundbreaking city-wide community land trust (CLT) to advance affordable homeownership across the five boroughs of New York City. The CLT, which uses a non-profit approach to supporting community-controlled ownership of land, would create new affordable homeownership opportunities for middle- and working-class families over the long-term and shield homeowners from practices that can lead to foreclosure and displacement.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Vicki Been today announced the opening of The Residences at PS 186, a 79-apartment mixed-use affordable housing project that is also home to a more than 11,000-square-foot state-of-the-art clubhouse for the Boys and Girls Club of Harlem (BGCH). The homes will be affordable to individuals earning as little as $24,000, and families with incomes of $31,000 a year.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced nearly $21.6 million has been awarded for eight supportive housing projects that will create a total of 265 units for homeless New Yorkers. The awards, made through the New York State's Homeless Housing and Assistance Program, will fund supportive housing projects in Suffolk and Oneida counties for homeless veterans and their families, as well as ones in New York City, Erie, Nassau and Oneida Counties for homeless individuals and families. All eight projects are part of Governor Cuomo's historic $10 billion commitment to building affordable housing and combating homelessness.
Mayors of the Cities of Buffalo (Byron W. Brown), Niagara Falls (Paul Dyster), Lockport (Anne McCaffrey) and Tonawanda (Rick Davis) are pleased to announce an effective end to Veteran homelessness in response to First Lady Michelle Obama’s call to action through the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness in Western New York (WNY).
We are writing to express serious concerns about the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC)’s staff level approval of renovations at 69 Gansevoort Street, a contributing building in the Gansevoort Market Historic District, which is the site of the former Restaurant Florent. 69 Gansevoort Street is situated in the 27th State Senate district, which we represent
HELP USA and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, today were joined by New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) and the Office of Temporary Disability Assistance (OTDA), and partners to announce construction of 47 units of affordable housing for low income families and formerly homeless veterans in Buffalo
Flatiron Partnership Unveils Sixth Annual Flatiron: Where Then Meets Now Report Detailing Real Estate...
The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) today released its sixth annual Flatiron: Where Then Meets Now report showcasing the significant development and growth of the commercial and residential sectors in the district.
SCHUMER’S INTERVENTION UNLOCKS NEARLY $17 MILLION IN FUNDING TO SPUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ACROSS...
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that, following his push, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) have agreed to a plan that would unlock significant funding – currently frozen due to a more than 10-year tug-of-war between the two agencies
A.G. Schneiderman Announces Arrests Of Six Individuals For Allegedly Stealing From Nursing Home Residents
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the arrests of six individuals from the Bronx, New York, Queens and Suffolk Counties for each separately allegedly exploiting the financial vulnerability of elderly nursing home residents. The five defendants from New York City allegedly stole or secured the personal identifying information from patients and used that information to secure cash or credit to which they were not entitled. The remaining defendant from Suffolk County allegedly stole a necklace from a 95-year old female resident.
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been and New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Eric Enderlin today announced the opening of the Housing Connect lottery for 72 affordable apartments at 1776 Boston Road in the Crotona Park East section of the Bronx.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of a clean energy competition that will award up to $5 million for the most forward-thinking, energy efficiency projects in Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Buffalo and Yonkers. The competition represents the latest phase of the Five Cities Energy Plans initiative, launched in 2015, to help the cities reduce overall energy costs and carbon emissions, advance energy sustainability, and support the creation of clean-energy technologies and jobs
Governor Cuomo Announces $250,000 in Rent Overcharges Returned to Rent Regulated Tenants in Brooklyn...
Tenant Protection Unit’s Audit of a Building Receiving 421-a Tax Benefits Uncovered Largest Total Overcharge in a Single Property. TPU Initiatives Returned Over 52,000 Apartments to Rent Regulation; Restored More Than $2.8 Million in Rent Overcharges
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the start of construction on a $5 million supportive housing development for chronically homeless individuals living with HIV/AIDS in Albany. The new, 26,000-square-foot Albany Damien Center will have 20 permanent supportive housing apartments, in addition to serving as a home for the agency’s programs
U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Alagi Samba, 46, of Bronx, NY, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud affecting a financial institution, before U.S. District Judge Laurence J. Vilardo. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine
A recent fire at a State University of New York (SUNY) at Purchase College student housing building has spotlighted the importance of requiring all college dormitories to have automatic fire sprinklers, according to leaders of the New York Fire Sprinkler Council, a division of the Mechanical Contractors Association of New York
New Home for Vintage Carousel at Canalside to Provide Year-Round Entertainment. Governor Highlights Success of Outer Harbor and Transformation of Buffalo Harbor State Park – Rehabilitated Breakwall Opens Up Unprecedented Access to Lake Erie Waterfront. Next Phase of Improvements at City’s First State Park Already Underway
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced the selection of Bartlett Dairy and Food Service, a family-run local business, to develop a 56,000 square foot distribution and manufacturing center on a significant portion of the John F. Kennedy (JFK) North Site, one of the largest city-owned manufacturing zoned properties.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano was joined today by Nassau County Fire Marshals and representatives from the Nassau County Firefighters Museum, Kidde and McDonalds as he proclaimed October Fire Prevention Month. County Executive Mangano urges residents to take simple steps to protect their families from fires and other emergencies
County Executive Hein Welcomes Dr. Kristin Backhaus For The Next Building Ulster CountyTogether Breakfast...
On Wednesday, October 19th, Ulster County Executive Mike Hein and the Ulster County Economic Development Alliance are pleased to host the Building Ulster County Together Breakfast, featuring guest speaker Dr. Kristin Backhaus, Dean of the School of Business at SUNY New Paltz.
The New York Power Authority today announced it has opened a newly refurbished elevator that carries visitors to a fishing pier near the base of NYPA’s Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant, the Niagara Power Project’s main generating facility.
A.G. Schneiderman Announces Temporary Restraining Order Against Home Improvement Contractor For Allegedly Scamming Consumers
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a lawsuit against Phillip Fox, a Western New York home improvement contractor who scammed dozens of consumers. According to the court papers, Fox, collected thousands of dollars for home repairs that he never provided. The petition also alleges that when Fox did home improvement, his work was shoddy and that, when targeting the elderly, he charged outrageous prices for work that did not need to be done.
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,197,064 in federal Department of Justice (DOJ) funding for programs that help New York survivors of human trafficking. Specifically, the Senators announced $597,064 in funds for New York Asian Women’s Center to assist Asian trafficking victims through legal advocacy, immigration assistance and support services. The Senators also announced $600,000 in funds for Restore NYC, Inc. to assist female trafficking victims through a transitional housing program and economic empowerment services in the New York metro-area
HPD, ENTERPRISE COMMUNITY LOAN FUND, AND ASIAN AMERICANS FOR EQUALITY ANNOUNCE $2.2 MILLION SUSTAINABLE...
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), Enterprise Community Loan Fund, Inc. (ECLF), and Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) today announced a deal to upgrade and preserve the affordability of 81 Madison Street, a 20-unit apartment building in Chinatown. The rehabilitation will include energy efficient features made possible by one of the first loans through HPD’s new Green Housing Preservation Program