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Education & Training

ST. LAWRENCE RIVER ECOSYSTEM PROJECTS TO RECEIVE NYPA FUNDING

The SLRREF was established as part of the New York Power Authority’s relicensing of the St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project in 2003. Funding is available to local or state education organizations, tribal education organizations, colleges or universities, and nonprofit groups for educational and research projects.

NY State Appellate Court Hears Arguments in Case against NYC Department of Buildings for...

The New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division heard oral arguments on Thursday in the Mechanical Contractors V. NYCDOB, Case No. 13-10093, regarding controversy over whether the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) has the legal authority to ignore Building Code requirements when buildings are constructed modularly. This includes the largest Lego-style modular construction project in North America located at Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards (now rebranded as Pacific Park), a 32-story, 363 unit residential building.

Higgins Calls for Support of Solar Ready Vets Program

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) called on Congress to support the Solar Ready Vets program, a federal initiative introduced by the White House to provide job training and opportunities for veterans in the rapidly growing solar industry. Speaking on the House Floor on Earth Day, Higgins urged colleagues to support the new initiative.

Senate Passes Legislation to Help Family Caregivers

The New York State Senate today passed a measure that would help caregivers receive the necessary resources to deliver care to older adults and others with long term health needs in a home setting. The CARE Act (S676A) sponsored by Senator Kemp Hannon (R, Nassau), would reduce future hospitalizations of patients by ensuring that caregivers are involved in and educated about patients’ needs and how to best meet them once they leave the hospital.

Three Atlanta Area Realtors Attend International Real Estate Conference on Working Towards Transparent and...

USA, the International Real Estate Federation – U.S. Chapter held a luncheon in the private delegates’ dining room at the United Nations facility in New York City on Friday, March 27, 2015, to address the continuing need for cross-border cooperation in international property markets. FIABCI enjoys special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and regularly address real estate issues at UN offices around the world

N.Y. Power Authority and City of Syracuse Formally Kick Off New Syracuse Energy Plan...

Gil C. Quiniones, president and CEO of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) will join Syracuse Mayor Stephanie A. Miner and state and local officials on Wednesday, April 22, at 10 a.m. to discuss implementation of the recently unveiled Syracuse Energy Plan, which will reduce overall energy costs and carbon emissions, advance energy sustainability and support clean energy technologies and jobs

Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano Proposes Fiscal Year 2016 Executive Budget City to Provide Largest...

Yonkers Property Owners to Receive Tax Rebates from New York State as City Stays Within 2% Tax Cap for Fourth Consecutive Year YONKERS, NY -...

Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity April 9 – News Conference on Solar Power Installations...

Representatives of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York State Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), will be joined by the Superintendent of the Somers Central School District, and local and state officials on April 9, to announce the expansion of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s K-Solar program. A question-and-answer session with students, some of whom are in a pre-engineering program, will follow.

Randy Blankstein, President of the Boulder Group, to Co-Chair IREI Triple Net Investor Strategies...

Randy Blankstein, President of national net lease advisory firm The Boulder Group, will be the conference co-chair of Institutional Real Estate, Inc.’s Triple Net Investor Strategies Conference in New York on June 16th, 2015. Additionally, he will be moderator for the Exit Strategies panel that will be a part of the conference. The conference description is as follows: Triple Investor Strategies is designed to provide insights into strategies, opportunities, trends and risk management for the investor community in a forum that connects these investors with owners, operators, developers and other key players in an interactive environment.

NYCHA residents to get swifter capital repairs and access to union jobs and training...

The Project Labor Agreement, or PLA, which applies to contractors and will impact major capital repairs such as construction and rehabilitation work, allows for greater flexibility in work scheduling and shift hours at affordable pay rates.

INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE TO UNVEIL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TO REINVEST IN AFFORDABLE AND PUBLIC HOUSING...

NEW YORK, NY - February 20, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- Independent Democratic Conference Leader State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) unveiled the IDC’s bold and comprehensive housing agenda to members of the New York Housing Conference at a luncheon event on Thursday.

INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE RELEASES REPORT OUTLINING SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS FINANCIAL HARDSHIPS OF NEW YORK’S...

ALBANY, NY - February 12, 2015 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein and fellow IDC members released an extensive report outlining the financial obstacles facing New York’s senior population. In order to help make life more affordable for seniors, the IDC unveiled a litany of proposals that include a new senior utility circuit breaker program that will save taxpayers millions, the creation of a utility consumer advocate to fight unscrupulous rate increases, and plans to tackle the affordable housing crisis for seniors by constructing new developments all across the state. As a cornerstone of the IDC’s Invest NY plan, finding solutions to these problems are paramount in order to promote stability and financial security for all New York seniors.

NYU CUSP UNVEILS FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND ‘URBAN OBSERVATORY’ in DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 27, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- New York University’s Center for Urban Science & Progress (CUSP) today unveiled its Urban Observatory, a project that will persistently observe and analyze New York City in an effort to better understand the “pulse of the city” in various states, such as mobility, energy use, communications and economics. The data gathered from the Urban Observatory will ultimately be used to improve various aspects of urban life, including energy efficiency, detecting releases of hazardous material, tracking pollution plumes, aiding in post-blackout restoration of electrical power, and more

House passes crucial job training legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 15, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Chris Gibson (NY-19) announced the House of Representatives passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, improving federal job training programs that serve Upstate New Yorkers.

Senate Passes Education Budget Providing $1.1 Billion Increase in School Aid

New York, NY - April 1, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York State Senate today passed the 2014-15 education budget that will increase school aid by $1.1 billion, bringing total support for public schools to $22.1 billion. The 2014-15 State Budget distributes school aid fairly and equitably across the state, will help reduce pressure on local property taxpayers, provides additional support for charter schools and for early education programs, and makes important changes to address serious concerns raised about the Common Core program.

Governor Cuomo Deploys DFS Mobile Command Center to West Seneca to Help Victims of...

Albany, NY - January 22, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today deployed the Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) Mobile Command Center to West Seneca to help homeowners and businesses affected by recent flooding. Governor Cuomo also outlined resources and advice for victims who are dealing with their insurance companies to help them get the relief to which they are entitled as quickly as possible, including the availability of a DFS Disaster Hotline at 1-800-339-1759

NYSERDA Study: Most New Yorkers Are Ready to Replace Incandescent Bulbs with CFLs and...

New York, NY - November 25, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- New Yorkers recognize the value of switching from incandescent light bulbs to more energy-efficient options, according to a recent survey conducted for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

Supported Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Training in Capital Region this Fall

New York, NY- October 3, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- As students return to school, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced that energy efficiency and renewable energy training courses are available this fall in Malta to help current workers move ahead in clean-energy careers and unemployed workers gain clean-energy skills and professional credentials

NYSERDA Announces Partnership with LaGuardia Community College to Teach Green Building Skills in Spanish,...

New York, NY - September 26, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced a new continuing education program with LaGuardia Community College to provide training in green building operations and maintenance practices taught in Spanish and to connect training graduates with jobs in the industry

NYSERDA Event in Buffalo to Show Multifamily Building Owners How to Improve Building Performance...

New York, NY - August 15, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- To make it easier to undertake energy-efficiency projects in multifamily buildings, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is holding a seminar on September 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The free seminar will connect multifamily building owners, property managers, developers and board members of condominium and co-op associations with NYSERDA experts and engineering resources to begin taking advantage of NYSERDA’s Multifamily Energy Performance Portfolio (MEPP). The seminar will be held at the Holiday Inn Downtown Buffalo, 620 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo

As Flash Flooding Hits Hudson Valley, Maloney Announces Federal Aid Available to Homeowners And...

Newburgh, NY - July 2, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- As flash flooding hits our region and Hurricane season approaches, Maloney announced federal aid programs available to homeowners and small businesses impacted by Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee. Maloney launched a website last week to help homeowners and businesses continue to apply for federal recovery aid. Specifically, Maloney encouraged businesses and farmers to apply for assistance if they were directly damaged or experienced economic hardship as a result of one of these storms. In addition, Maloney highlighted ongoing housing programs available to homeowners who have unmet rehabilitation or repair needs from one of the storms.

Governor Cuomo Deploys DFS Mobile Command Center to Locations in Nassau County and Staten...

Albany, NY - May 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Andrew M. Cuomo will deploy representatives of the Department of Financial Services (DFS) to help Nassau County homeowners and business owners apply for federal recovery aid for Superstorm Sandy losses on Wednesday and Thursday. DFS will also offer insurance-related help to Staten Islanders on Friday and Saturday.

Press Preview of New Exhibition Making Room: New Housing for New Yorkers

New Yorker, NY - January 10, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers, organized by the Museum of the City of New York in conjunction with Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC), offers insights into how New York City’s changing social, economic, and cultural lives, especially the rise of single adults, are re-shaping urban households, and how design can help re-shape the city’s housing stock for New Yorkers at all phases of their lives.

FEMA to Provide Rebuilding Workshops at Local Home Improvement Stores

NEW YORK, NY - December 10, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- New York residents beginning the rebuilding process will have another opportunity to get expert advice from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Beginning on Tuesday, December 11, FEMA mitigation specialists will be at five new locations to offer guidance on ways homeowners can build safer and stronger in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Opening Remarks at the Distressed Residential Real Estate: Dimensions, Impacts, and Remedies Conference

New York, NY - October 10, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Good morning. I am Bill Dudley, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. I would like to welcome you to today's conference titled "Distressed Residential Real Estate: Dimensions, Impacts, and Remedies," which we are co-sponsoring with the Rockefeller Institute of Government

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Flatiron Partnership and Van Alen Institute Unveil Winner of Flatiron Public...

the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) and Van Alen Institute unveiled the winner of the fourth annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition—Flatiron Reflection by Future Expansion—a temporary installation in the heart of the Flatiron District. Flatiron Reflection will be the centerpiece of the Partnership’s sixth annual holiday program and a highly visible landmark in this thriving New York City neighborhood.

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Flatiron Partnership and Van Alen Institute Unveil Winner of Flatiron Public...

the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) and Van Alen Institute unveiled the winner of the fourth annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition—Flatiron Reflection by Future Expansion—a temporary installation in the heart of the Flatiron District. Flatiron Reflection will be the centerpiece of the Partnership’s sixth annual holiday program and a highly visible landmark in this thriving New York City neighborhood.