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08/29/2014Gov OKs $8.5M to Fix Sea Bright Sea Wall

Aug. 29--Gaps in Sea Bright's sea wall almost created a funnel that allowed massive waves from superstorm Sandy to slam into the beachside borough's downtown district, swamping every business in feet of water and destroying two buildings. Nearly two years after the storm, Sea Bright gained the commitment from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for an $8.5 million, improved and expanded sea wall to ...
08/29/2014In first, NYC Memorial to be Open on Night of 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) — The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, marking the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date. The plaza will be closed to the public during the remembrance ceremony and much of the rest of the day, but it will open from 6 p.m. to midnight for those who want to pay respects and ...
08/29/2014Construction Halted on Modular Tower Near Barclays Center in Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) — A contractor has halted construction on a prefabricated residential high-rise near Brooklyn's Barclays Center and the Atlantic Terminal train yards. The New York Times reports (http://nyti.ms/1C8djBA ) Skanska stopped work at the site on Tuesday and closed down its prefabrication hub at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Wednesday. The newspaper says the Swedish construction firm and ...
08/28/2014HarborCenter Taking Shape, Retail Space Announced

Aug. 28--The HarborCenter project in the Canalside district will include more than 10,000-square-feet of retail space to be ready by the end of the year or early 2015, officials announced today. No specific tenants were identified. In addition, 20,000-square-feet of additional retail space will be added inside First Niagara Center, where the Buffalo Sabres play, officials said. HarborCenter is ...
08/28/2014Ocean County, N.J., to Spend $22.8M Upgrade Police Units

Aug. 28--TOMS RIVER -- Ocean County plans to spend about $22.8 million during the next 12 to 18 months, upgrading its radio communications network and modernizing its criminal investigation unit, recently renamed the Criminal Scene Investigation Division, or C.S.I. The most ambitious of the planned changes is the construction of radio towers that would raise public safety radio transmissions ...
08/28/2014Lewis County Emergency Communications Project on Schedule and Under Budget

Aug. 28--LOWVILLE –– The emergency communications project is not only on schedule, but also under budget. Robert N. Duclos, vice president of C&S Companies, the engineering firm for the project, presented an update Wednesday to members of the Lewis County Legislature, Undersheriff James Monnat, Emergency Medical Services Coordinator Robert Makenzie, Emergency Management Director and Fire ...
08/27/2014Conn. Firm Wheelock Acquires North Carolina Project

Aug. 27--A Greenwich-based residential real estate investor has demonstrated its confidence in the potential of the Research Triangle of North Carolina with the purchase of a 316-acre planned community. Wheelock Street Capital, a Greenwich firm that is developing planned residential communities in California, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina and Texas, has acquired Jordan Pointe in Apex, ...
08/27/2014Conn. Puts $62.6M Into Cleaning Up Brownfields

Aug. 27--The state has invested more than $62 million in cleaning up brownfield sites across the state in the last two years, almost six times the amount spent in the previous seven, according to a memo released by the Malloy administration on Tuesday. Working with private developers, a total of 37 sites in 27 cities and towns, including New Haven, Derby, Middletown and Clinton, have been ...
08/27/2014Erie County Would Likely Be Site Of A New Bills Stadium

Aug. 27--ALBANY -- Consultants have narrowed the list of recommended sites for a new Buffalo Bills stadium to four best sites, and it appears all the finalists are within Erie County. The consultants' report for the Cuomo administration is still being finalized, and it also will lay out the possibility for renovation of Ralph Wilson Stadium along the lines of the re-construction at Lambeau ...
08/26/2014BRIEF: One World Trade Center Lands Another Tenant

Aug. 26--An IT company from Down Under has signed the lease for one of the top floors at One World Trade Center Tuesday. Servcorp, which specializes in virtual offices and online infrastructure, will move into its 34,775-square-foot space on the 85th floor in early 2015, according to the real estate group Durst Organization, which signed the lease. The Australia-based company's deal means that ...
08/26/2014Ciminelli Unveils Plan for 600 Apartments at Central Park Plaza Site

Aug. 26--A $70 MILLION HOUSING DEVELOPMENT -- the largest of its kind on the East Side in decades -- is coming to the struggling Fillmore-Leroy neighborhood. Some 600 rental units -- a combination of four-story apartments, three-story walk-up flats and two-story townhouses supporting a mixture of incomes -- will be built on 27 acres on the site of the former Central Park Plaza, developer LP ...
08/26/2014Private Dorm Proposed Near UAlbany

Aug. 26--Albany A Maryland developer is proposing 292 beds of for-profit student housing on a vacant acre across Washington Avenue from the University at Albany. The five-story building next to Exit 2 of Interstate 90 would not be affiliated with any local college and would be the first private dorm near the sprawling state campus. Separately, plans are percolating for a 500-bed dormitory on ...
08/26/2014Tax Break Helps Gap to Expand New York Distribution Center

FISHKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Gap, Inc. plans to expand its distribution center in the Hudson Valley, adding up to 1,200 jobs over the next five years while investing $96 million into upgrading the facility. The San Francisco-based clothing retailer and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the company will expand its 14-year-old property in the Dutchess County town of Fishkill, on the Hudson River ...
08/26/2014Construction Starts on Precision Wash at Northland Plaza in Watertown

Aug. 26--WATERTOWN -- Construction workers have begun building a Precision Wash car wash outside Northland Plaza off Eastern Boulevard -- a project that is expected to improve the look of the long-vacant parcel. D.C. Builders of Watertown, the general contractor for the project, started construction about two weeks ago on the 3,300-square-foot building near State CS Employees Federal Credit ...
08/26/2014Stamford Shuts Down Construction at Harbor Point for Pollution Problem

Aug. 26--STAMFORD -- The city shut down construction of a residential building in the Harbor Point complex after particles of white Styrofoam insulation dusted the adjacent channel of the west leg of Stamford Harbor, state and local officials confirmed Monday. Robert DeMarco, the city's chief building official, said Monday the worksite at 100 Washington Boulevard was shut down Thursday and ...
08/26/2014Mystic Seaport Planning $10.5M Exhibit Building, Wants PZC Permission

Aug. 26--MYSTIC -- Mystic Seaport is seeking permission from the Stonington Planning and Zoning Commission to construct a striking $10.5 million exhibit building at the north end of the museum grounds. Plans call for tearing down the Packard Cabin and North Boat Shed and a section of the G.W. Blunt White Library, which are located around Anchor Circle, the site of the annual carol sing each ...
08/26/2014Corps Project to Restore N.J.'s Marshes Uses New Method: Spraying Mud

Aug. 26--Saltwater marshes along the Jersey Shore and Delaware Bay, like marshes everywhere, are in trouble. For many reasons, including sea-level rise, they're becoming less marshy and more watery. They're drowning. New Jersey, partnering with the Army Corps of Engineers and conservationists, has begun an $8.2 million pilot project that could not only restore the marshes, but also save money ...
08/25/2014Construction Starts on Precision Wash at Northland Plaza in Watertown

Aug. 25--WATERTOWN -- Construction workers have begun building a Precision Wash car wash outside Northland Plaza off Eastern Boulevard -- a project that is expected to improve the look of the long-vacant parcel. DC Builders of Watertown, the general contractor for the project, started construction about two weeks ago on the 3,300-square-foot building near State CS Employees Federal Credit ...
08/25/2014Brunswick Debuts New Water-Sports Facility

Aug. 25--Brunswick School dived into a new athletic era on Monday with the opening of a water-sports complex on its King Street campus. The $18 million facility is the new home of the school's swimming, diving and water polo programs. Brunswick's water-sports teams previously trained and competed in meets and matches at the YMCA's downtown building. "Bringing our water-sports teams on campus ...
08/23/2014Supervisors Move Closer to Eminent Domain Use for Airport Project

Aug. 23--QUEENSBURY -- Warren County supervisors are a step closer to using eminent domain to take property around the county airport from a landowner, despite new concerns raised Friday by opponents of a plan to extend the airport's main runway. The county Board of Supervisors Facilities Committee voted to forward the project to the full Board of Supervisors after finding that taking the ...
08/22/2014Albany Convention Center Releases New Drawing

Aug. 22--ALBANY -- The authority charged with building the downtown convention center released the final rendering of the proposed $66.5 million facility Friday as it also approved a six-year deal with management firm SMG to run it. The Albany Convention Center Authority released the image of the planned Albany Capital Center the day before a developer plans to implode the 11-story Wellington ...
08/22/2014Lack of Office Space Drives UAlbany to Off-Campus Sites for New Program

Aug. 22--ALBANY -- One reason one of the first companies to join the University at Albany's START-UP NY program may locate off-campus is that the school doesn't have a lot of empty office space. START-UP NY, a new economic development program started by the Cuomo administration, allows start-up companies that move to SUNY campuses to operate free of state taxes for up to 10 years. Schools are ...
08/21/2014Drafts on Scaffold Law Sought

Aug. 21--ALBANY -- The Center for Popular Democracy, a labor-backed advocacy group that supports New York's controversial Scaffold Law, wants to see all the drafts of a controversial report authored by SUNY's Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government and paid for by the Lawsuit Reform Alliance, a business-backed organization that opposes Scaffold Law. The Alliance paid almost $83,000 for ...
08/21/2014Middletown Officials Tout New Solar Roof at Remington Rand

Aug. 21--MIDDLETOWN -- A new solar roof is expected to provide more than 90 percent of the needed power at the Remington Rand building, officials said Wednesday at a ribbon cutting event. About 1,000 solar panels were installed on the roof of the building this year by Middletown-based Greenskies Renewable Energy. The system will save the city money on its electric bills, and will also generate ...
08/20/2014Hudson Yards Developers Give Update on Project

Aug. 20--The West Side's transformation is on track and reaching new heights. The developers of the Hudson Yards project gave the media a tour of the 26-acre site Wednesday and showed the progress of its first phase. Michael Samuelian, the vice president of Related Companies, said the mixed-used development is important for the neighborhood because it will be a perfect blend of commercial, ...

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