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New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer today announced the issuance of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) that seeks experienced non-profit and for-profit organizations to rehabilitate and manage occupied or vacant buildings. This RFQ is a part of the City’s larger effort to transfer ownership of city-owned and foreclosed properties back into the private sector and make more safe and affordable housing opportunities available for New Yorkers
New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer and New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) President Eric Enderlin join Omni New York, Bank of America and other project partners to announce the completion of 655 Morris Avenue, a new construction affordable housing development in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx.
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21), Chair of the House Republican Policy Committee’s Millennial Task Force, released a report of her committee’s findings during the 114th Congress titled, “Millennials & the GOP: Rebuilding Trust with an Untapped Electorate.”
The New York State Council on the Arts will be holding a Council Meeting February 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the NYSCA offices, 300 Park South, 10th Fl, New York, NY. The purpose of the meeting will be for the Council to vote on FY17 appeals, to review nominations for Panelists to evaluate FY18 grant applications, and to review grantees who have been awarded multi-year support and are scheduled to receive funding in FY18
Mayor Bill de Blasio today held public hearings for, and signed, ten pieces of legislation into law, including a package of three green buildings bills – Intros. 1163-A, 1160 and 1165, in relation to energy and water benchmarking, lighting retrofitting and sub-metering requirements for mid-size buildings.
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
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
The New York Department of State will hold a public hearing and meeting on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 10:30 a.m., regarding the profession of real estate salespersons and brokers. The meeting will take place at the following locations: 99 Washington Avenue, Albany; 65 Court Street, Buffalo; and 123 William Street, New York City. The public has the right to attend the meeting at any of these locations.
Members of 32BJ SEIU, the nation’s largest property services union, have voted to endorse State Representative Terry Adams in Stamford for the Democratic Primary on August 9 — a vote they will support with volunteer canvassing work through next Tuesday’s primary.
RoAnn M. Destito, New York State Office of General Services Commissioner today announced bidding for eleven construction contracts listed below by county. Firms interested in additional information or to acquire bid documents should visit the OGS website
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Long Island MacArthur Airport is receiving a $5,880,437 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to construct an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Building.
Many of the state’s homeless shelters outside New York City are in substandard condition with numerous health and safety issues that need to be addressed immediately, according to a report on homelessness released today by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. DiNapoli called on state and local officials to improve coordination and respond quickly to improve homeless shelter conditions.
Partnership Elects New Board Members, Presents Awards to New York City Dept. of Small Business Services, Honors Security Efforts, Unveils Video Focusing on Neighborhood Transformation
A report released today documents how borrowers with limited English proficiency (LEP) face a heightened vulnerability to fraud and predatory practices when navigating the financial system.
The New York Department of State will host a public meeting of the New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Department offices at 99 Washington Avenue in Albany, 123 William Street in New York City and 65 Court Street in Buffalo. The Meeting will be held via videoconference at all locations. The public has the right to attend the meeting at any of the locations
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Denise Turner Roth and Congressman Gregory W. Meeks outlined how the President’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request for GSA invests in federal infrastructure, including an $8.5 million request for a repair and alteration project for the modernization of the Joseph P. Addabbo Federal Office Building. The proposed project builds on the agency’s commitment to be an economic catalyst and stimulate job growth in communities across the nation.
As Contract Expiration Date Looms, New York Security Officers March for Good Jobs and Benefits. With the contract deadline fast approaching on April 30, hundreds of security officers—members of 32BJ SEIU—marched through downtown Manhattan Monday, April 4 at 4 pm to demand a fair contract.
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, together with New York City Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark G. Peters, today announced in a 40-count indictment that a contractor, his subcontractor and a foreman have been variously charged with stealing over $1 million in wages by underpaying 27 employees who worked on a construction project in Brooklyn that was financed by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). The defendants allegedly instructed the workers to lie to integrity inspectors about how much they were actually earning and also demanded kickbacks from four workers.
During a conference call with reporters, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced new legislation that would directly address the persistent lead problem in Upstate New York. Lead paint was not banned until 1978 and countless homes built before then contain lead paint. Schumer said federal funding for lead poisoning prevention has plummeted and Congress must act fast and pass his legislation to help homeowners reduce the cost of removing lead from homes
A.G. Schneiderman Announces Judgment Obtained Against Fraudulent Home Improvement Contractors, Urges Potential Victims To...
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today announced that his office has obtained a judgment against home improvement contractors who repeatedly and persistently ripped of customers in the Southern Tier and Central New York by going door-to-door seeking to pave or repair driveways and perform roof repairs, and quoting prices that were significantly inflated after the customers agreed to the work.
SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND, HIGGINS, COLLINS, SLAUGHTER, REED WILL JOIN FAMILIES OF FLIGHT 3407 TO LAUNCH...
Following Tragic 2009 Plane Crash That Claimed Lives of 50 People, Including Many WNYers, Families of Flight 3407 Fought to Create Tough Flight Safety Regulations, Including Requirement That Pilots Log 1,500 Flight Hours In Order To Receive Airline Transport Pilot Certificate
OTDA Launches Unprecedented Initiative to Inspect Homeless Shelters Statewide, Building on Local Audit and...
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) today announced the launch of an unprecedented effort to inspect emergency homeless shelters statewide. This effort is designed to ensure that shelters are safe, clean, supervised and well-maintained, as well as fully compliant with state and local laws and regulations, and will utilize audit reports and analysis produced by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, and Buffalo Comptroller Mark Schroeder.
Guidelines offer feasible ways to improve economic vitality and streetscape in underserved neighborhoods NEW YORK, NY – January 27, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Design...
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on the U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman to immediately share data from their monitoring wells with all affected Long Island Water Districts. Schumer is urging the Navy and Northrop Grumman to work closely with these water districts in order to define the reach of the plume and to remediate it.
Statement From Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen And NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer on 2015 Venture...
Reports on PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association’s analysis of Venture Capital funding indicate that $5.95 billion of venture-capital funding was invested in New York City companies in 2015, up 62 percent from the $3.67 billion invested in 2014. In total, there were 395 venture-capital deals in 2015, up from 367 the previous year.