LIC development site under contract

May 12, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgVorea’s Peter Papamichael. (Google Maps, Vorea Group)Veteran developer Peter Papamichael’s Vorea Group is in contract to buy a Hunters Point development site near the waterfront.The sales price is unclear, but records show Vorea put down a $2 million deposit for the western Queens lot at 2-33 50th Avenue. The seller is a self-storage company, the Fortress Corporation, which bought the site for an unknown sum in 1996 from Judson Realty. PincusCo first reported the contract.Read moreResidential dev site in a LIC Opportunity Zone hits the marketVorea Holdings buying LIC dev siteOZ overload long island cityQueensResidential Real Estate Message* Tags Email Address* The property has a 95,750-square-foot warehouse but was marketed in mid-2019 as a residential development opportunity by a JLL team led by Bob Knakal. He declined to comment on the transaction or future of the site.Knakal and his team have been shopping the site’s 420,000 buildable square feet for apartments and 40,000 square feet that could be another use under the Hunters Point Subdistrict Rezoning.Vorea has a track record redeveloping industrial properties in Brooklyn and Queens for a variety of uses. The developer did not respond to a request for comment.The lot is in an Opportunity Zone, a federal designation to incentivize investment in downtrodden communities.But not all Opportunity Zones are hurting. The median sales price for a condo in northwest Queens is $988,000 and the median rent is $2,400, according to Douglas Elliman’s most recent markets reports.Contact Erin Hudson Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Coping with Coronavirus: “Yes, we’re still busy despite the lockdown”

May 7, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgWhat a strange time of Coronavirus we are in, and as an estate agent with over 30 years’ experience, I have never known a market like this.I have worked through the crash of 1987/1988 when interest rates rose to over 15%, and then the economic crash of 2007/2008, so I thought I would be prepared for anything.But a virus, a lockdown, and not being allowed to do face to face valuations or viewings, this is a new one.Well amazingly, it has really brought agent and seller closer together, working as a team to get properties on to the market; the seller taking their own photographs and videos, and with the help of House Fox’s professional photographer, getting excellent images. And their homes are then able to be seen by buyers, who are likely to be sat at home.Has the market stayed busy? Well yes is the answer. During lockdown we have amassed over 50 people wanting to view houses as soon as they can which tells us that confidence remains, despite Coronavirus.People ask me my thoughts on the market. Will house prices drop, is the first question and my answer is… ‘why should they, we have the lowest interest rates of all time, more buyers than properties, high rents’.And before Covid-19, in January, February and early March, figures showed it was the busiest start to a year for nearly a decade.So what if prices were to drop by 3% which some experts predict. For example, I paid £155,000 for a property in 2007, it dropped to £140,000 during the next 18 months, the economy recovered quickly, and it has now been valued at £255,000. I had also paid off around £20,000/£25,000 of the mortgage, rather than giving a landlord £124,000, yes £124,000 in rent (if I paid £800 a month) for those 13 years.Visit the HouseFox website.House Fox Coping with coronavirus Neil Urch 2020-05-06Nigel LewisOne commentAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 7th May 2020 at 9:03 amNeil Urch I think is one of top rising stars in the real estate industry, he is not a client of mine, but time after time he and his business model and obvious great business sense gets a mention.He is the genuine real estate agents agent, he has built his agency model around ‘what do the people in the collective business that I run, want and need to earn and how do they best work.’It helps that he is a seasoned property professional and is the face of his local community, but he delivers on his promise and I know his marketing turns in exchanges at an all time industry high.He also offers clients a transparent fee structure, but most of all he delivers service which is so talked about in the industry but so often followed through. I think an awful of people post pandemic will follow the Neil Urch agency route, and he is a really friendly guy so if you want a chat to see what he does so well give him a call.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Coping with Coronavirus: “Yes, we’re still busy despite the lockdown” Coping with Coronavirus: “Yes, we’re still busy despite the lockdown”Neil Urch, MD of House Fox Estate Agents in Weston-super-Mare sees a silver lining to the crisis – despite the desperate current state of estate agency.Neil Urch, MD House Fox Estate Agents6th May 20201 Comment1,730 Viewslast_img read more

IHSAA warns of social media scam

April 20, 2021 0 Comments

first_img Google+ IHSAA warns of social media scam By Network Indiana – December 19, 2020 0 290 Facebook Facebook Pinterest IndianaLocalNewsSports (Photo Supplied/IHSAA) The Indiana High School Athletic Association is warning parents and fans of a scam.As every school in the state deals with restrictions on fan attendance during the pandemic, the IHSAA Champions Network says there are many social media posts promoting online broadcasts of high school basketball games that are fake, with links that contain viruses.The IHSAA says only trust links that your school provides. WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleRep. Banks joins push to oust Swalwell from House Intelligence CommitteeNext articleSuspects in deadly shooting at Waterford Glen Apartments charged with murder Network Indiana Google+ Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more

Greggs’ sales boosted by lower costs

April 20, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgLike-for-like sales (LFLs) at Greggs, the BB75 bakery retailer, have increased by 3.7% – helped by weaker comparatives and lower cost inflation.In an interim management statement for the 17 weeks to 26 April 2014, Greggs said total sales were up 4%, driven by improved availability of fresh sandwiches, longer opening hours and the lower-than-expected cost inflation.In the same period last year, the key performance indicator of LFLs was -4.4%, as Greggs’ trade was hit by the poor weather and snow.In a statement the company said: “Market conditions remain highly competitive, but we are encouraged by the performance in the year to date. We have delivered continuing improvement in like-for-like sales, albeit against the weak comparatives of last year, and strong cost control.Challenging“The second half is likely to be more challenging as we come up against relatively stronger sales comparables and likely cost inflation. Overall we expect to deliver satisfactory financial results for the year and good further strategic progress.”The company also confirmed it had finished the consultation period at 79 in-store bakeries and the majority would be shut by the end of the year.During the period Greggs closed 28 shops, opened 20 new ones and refitted 66 sites. The company also benefited from its closure programme by selling freehold properties for £1.4m.Commenting on the lower costs, Greggs said: “Cost control has been strong in the year to date and input cost inflation has been lower than we have experienced in recent years. As a result there has been some benefit to margin in the period. The business remains highly cash-generative and maintains a strong balance sheet position.”last_img read more

Reduce risks

January 17, 2021 0 Comments

first_imgA recent deadly outbreak of botulism in Ohio underscores the necessity for proper home canning procedures and food preparation, a University of Georgia Extension food safety specialist said.Elizabeth Andress, director of the National Center for Home Food Preservation housed in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences, said spores of Clostridium botulinum, the bacteria that cause the disease, are extremely heat resistant and can survive even hours in boiling water.If left alive after canning, the spores will eventually produce a potentially deadly toxin.”The bacteria like the conditions inside closed jars of low-acid foods, such as vegetables and meats, sitting at room temperature, so they must be killed during the canning process for safe storage,” Andress said.In Lancaster, Ohio, a 54-year-old woman died and at least 20 people have confirmed cases of botulism following a potluck luncheon at the Cross Pointe Free Will Baptist Church on April 19.At least 10 others reportedly are being monitored by the Ohio Department of Health for showing symptoms consistent with botulism. Health officials reported the cause of the outbreak in Ohio to be a potato salad containing home-canned potatoes.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 145 cases of botulism are reported each year in the U.S.Foodborne botulism can be prevented by following proper canning techniques and using the right equipment to avoid contamination, Andress said.For example, canning low-acid vegetables, meats, fish and poultry requires the use of a pressure canner, she said.Andress gives these other tips for safe food storage:• Use up-to-date, science-based home canning procedures, such as those found in the “So Easy to Preserve” book from the University of Georgia (, or on the National Center for Home Food Preservation website ( • Do not taste or eat foods from cans or jars that are leaking, have bulges, are swollen, look damaged or cracked or seem abnormal in appearance or odor. Do not use products that spurt liquid or foam when the container is opened. While botulism may not cause all these problems, they do indicate that processing was not correct to prevent the disease.• Do not experiment with canning your own recipes for soups, salsas or other mixes of vegetables, even if tomatoes are included. The mixtures could be low enough in acid to support production of botulinal toxin, and you can’t determine your own processing times even if you use a pressure canner.• All pickled and fermented foods to be canned in boiling water canners must be acid enough to prevent botulism (pH less than 4.6), so use properly developed and tested recipes and procedures. Not all foods that taste pickled will be below pH 4.6.• Remember that even some non-canned foods can cause botulism if they are time-and-temperature abused. Homemade garlic or herb oil mixtures should be kept refrigerated and used within a week, according to the FDA.• All cooked low-acid foods should be held above 140 degrees or refrigerated to 40 degrees or less within two hours after cooking (one hour if the temperature is above 90 degrees).• If you followed sound directions, but have any doubt that your canning procedures were carried out flawlessly, you can boil home-canned, low-acid foods for 10 minutes prior to consuming or serving. For higher altitudes, add one minute for each 1,000 feet of elevation.For more information, visit read more

Long Island Weather Cool This Week

December 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A winter storm that had been forecast to bring up to 8 inches of snow to Long Island was pushed south by northerly winds, leaving Nassau and Suffolk with just a dusting.The storm was expected to impact the region through noon Monday, but the Island was spared from the latest round of significant snowfall—although freezing temperatures are not going anywhere for a few days.Temps are forecast to stay in the 20s through Tuesday before reaching above freezing during the day Wednesday through the weekend, then dropping down again after sundown.A slight chance of precipitation, possibly just flurries, is also in the forecast for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.last_img read more

Šibenik arranges rest areas on cycling routes with innovative benches

November 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe project “Landscaping on the cycling routes Zlarin and Brodarica – Jadrtovac – Donje Polje” is being successfully completed.The project envisages the installation of rest areas and signalization at ten locations on two bicycle paths. The space is enriched with multi-purpose benches with an integrated system for collecting rainwater and watering trees, ie ornamental shrubs (drip system) and a bicycle stand. In this way, environmental protection, nature conservation and the development of sustainable tourism are promoted, and an innovative, creative and environmentally friendly solution was developed by the company Idearium doo, they point out from the city of Šibenik.Four rest areas have been set up on the bicycle path on Zlarin, and the works on setting up benches on the rest areas on the Brodarica – Jadrtovac – Donje Polje path are nearing completion. The total value of the project is HRK 219.127,20, and the project is co-financed by the Ministry of Tourism in the amount of HRK 134.700,00 within the program for the development of public tourism infrastructure.Photo: Mok.hrAs the portal points out, the innovative bench was designed by Šibenik creative people gathered in the company Idearium doo – atelier, studio and design laboratory. In addition to innovative and special rest benches, trees will be planted on the benches, and on one segment of the bench, a trill is engraved, a popular game played by many generations born in the last century, so cyclists will be able to have fun while resting.For the plant that will be planted next to it, they chose Pinus pinea, a type of coniferous tree that can grow up to 25m, and interestingly Pinus seeds are edible and are collected in October and November so that visitors can eat these healthy fruits. while resting.&lt;/p&gt;<br />
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Governor Wolf Details Plans for $55.9 Million Grant to Fight Opioid Epidemic

October 16, 2020 0 Comments

first_img Economy,  Human Services,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Public Safety,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today detailed the plans for implementation of the $55.9 million federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant secured last week for the state’s response to the opioid epidemic. The planned initiatives focus on prevention, treatment, recovery, education, and training.“Pennsylvania continues to develop comprehensive ways to battle the opioid crisis, with a continued focus on increasing access to medication-assisted treatment and initiatives centered around evidence-based practices,” Governor Wolf said. “The initiatives are holistic and sustainable and will help us accurately tie programs to community needs, ensuring we are helping the most people fight and win this battle.”The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), along with Governor Wolf’s office, led the application effort with multiple state agencies now charged with implementing and tracking each initiative.“In order to effectively support individuals battling this disease, it is critical to offer wrap around services to address barriers hindering their recovery,” said DDAP Secretary Jen Smith. “The entire administration worked together to submit the successful application – a true testament of a ‘Government that Works.’ It is so important that we recognize that each individual battling addiction is just that – an individual with unique circumstances and challenges. We must continue to work together to offer services and supports that fit their needs. I look forward to continuing this collaboration to bring these projects to life.”The initiatives included in this grant focus on three overarching “buckets,” including housing supports and assistance, criminal justice and law enforcement initiatives with a focus on reentrant supports and prevention, and workforce development strategies.Opioid housing initiativeLed by the Department of Human Services (DHS) in partnership with the Pennsylvania Housing and Finance Agency, the opioid housing initiative will direct $15 million for pre-tenancy and tenancy supports and rental assistance for individuals with opioid use disorder in need of supportive housing.Also, the grant prioritizes an additional $2 million in funding to develop person-centered Health Homes to provide comprehensive physical and behavioral health care to pregnant women with OUD. These Health Homes will improve access to high-quality care for pregnant women living with OUD.“As we treat a person’s substance use disorder, we need to think broadly about what barriers to recovery may be,” said DHS Secretary Teresa Miller. “Access to safe, reliable housing is an important part of living a healthy life. The Health Homes will ensure that pregnant women have a safe and stable home that allows them to focus on their recovery and their baby’s needs.”Criminal justice programs and law enforcement initiatives with a focus on re-entry supports and preventionThe grant funding will allow the Department of Corrections to significantly expand access to all three FDA-approved medication-assisted treatments (MATs) to re-entrants and support the agency’s efforts to hire an in-house addiction medicine specialist.“We know that medication to treat substance use disorder is not one-size-fits-all,” said Corrections Secretary John Wetzel. “By making available all FDA-approved medications, we will increase the possibility that each individual afflicted with this disease will get what works best for them and thus increase the chance of a successful course of treatment. The addition of a DOC addiction specialist will provide the expertise needed to continue to implement these MAT options in an evidence-based, systematic, and effective way.”In addition, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) will use its Overdose Information Network (ODIN) to identify areas of the state most severely affected by drug trafficking and use grant funding to increase community policing in those areas.PSP will also utilize grant dollars to increase awareness of and access to treatment for individuals with OUD and their loved ones.Workforce developmentThe Department of Health will lead the establishment of a Pennsylvania OUD Loan Repayment Program to provide loan repayment for eligible health care practitioners who work in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) and specialize in treating individuals with OUD.“Access to medical professionals is essential to helping Pennsylvanians recover from this disease,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “With more medical professionals trained to treat patients suffering from opioid use disorder, especially in our most underserved areas, we will be able to improve their health outcomes and save lives.”In addition to the priority buckets detailed above, increasing access to treatment and recovery supports through Pennsylvanian’s 47 Single County Authorities (SCAs) will remain a top focus.The grant will also support the development of regional programs focusing on the education, prevention, or identification of OUD for Pennsylvania veterans, their families or caregivers and the identification of resources available for referral for treatment. This collaborative effort will combine local, state and federal government partners, veterans’ service organizations, and service providers across the commonwealth in a regional effort to combat this crisis.Complementing this significant federal investment are two, $26.5 million grants that have been received over the past two years from SAMHSA as part of the 21st Century CURES Act. With the new SAMHSA grant, Pennsylvania has received a total of $108 million in federal funding to fight the opioid epidemic.For more information on the Wolf Administration’s efforts to fight the opioid epidemic, visit SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Details Plans for $55.9 Million Grant to Fight Opioid Epidemiccenter_img September 27, 2018last_img read more

Styling in this home revamp was way ahead of trends according to the owners

October 6, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe glass mosaic tiles were installed before they became popular on TV renovation shows.A CREATIVE couple believe they were onto style trends in their Tweed Heads home way before any renovation television show. Musician Sarah Archer and her photographer husband Troy, who run furniture business Archer and Archer in their spare time, bought 34 Ducat St 12 years ago – and have chipped away with renovations ever since. “It is basically a brand new house,” Mrs Archer said. “We bought it as our first home when I was 20 and haven’t stopped styling.” The mother-of-two said the home had shagpile carpets and 80s archways when the couple first moved in. The kitchen, bedrooms and bathroom have all been redesigned.“We redid the stuff you can’t even see,” she said. “All the big renovations happened about five years ago so they are still pretty stylish.”Mrs Archer said their unique bathroom design was completed years before she saw a similar room appear on TV renovation show, The Block.“When I was renovating the bathroom I decided to do the whole wall in glass mosaic tiles – which was uncommon at the time because people weren’t doing groovy things in bathrooms,” she said.“Even the timber finishes in our kitchen were ahead of popular renovations.” While the house oozes a coastal-contemporary style, Mrs Archer describes the backyard and courtyard as the best areas of the property. “The courtyard is my favourite spot for exercising,” she said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“I usually go out there in the afternoons and skip or stretch.”The living room and kitchen flows out to a paved courtyard which is hidden from neighbours by a large timber wall bench. “Troy and I spent a lot of time thinking about how we would create privacy in that space,” Mrs Archer said.“The old brick wall that we replaced was too short to be rendered but too broken to be built up, so we thought outside the box and used timber.“Troy and I are really proud of our backyard because everything we could do by hand we did.“We moved tons of dirt by wheelbarrows and painted everything ourselves.“It has been a great big renovation adventure.” The pool area is another highlight, with lights wired through trees and the pool.“It is like a disco at night,” Mrs Archer said. The garage has been converted to a studio and includes a separate toilet with space to add a shower. The property is priced at $675,000 and is available through marketing agent Ben Stephens, Base Property Group, Coolangatta.last_img read more

A modern take on a country cottage has hit the market

October 6, 2020 0 Comments

first_img19 Hermitage St, Eight Mile Plains.A MODERN take on a country cottage is on the market in Eight Mile Plains. Ossie and Jo Feiner bought 19 Hermitage St nine years ago.“It was so quaint and unique,” Mrs Feiner said.“My son used to call it the gingerbread house because it looked like something out of a fairy tale. But even though it has that cottage feel about it, it is still quite big and spacious.”The home has four large bedrooms with new carpets and built-in wardrobes and a renovated ensuite to the master bedroom. 19 Hermitage St, Eight Mile PlainsSticking with the cottage theme, the home also has an attic space above the double lock-up garage. “The spiral staircase in the garage leads to the attic,” Mrs Feiner said. “I used to do craft up there and I kept all my children’s toys up there for when the grandkids visited. “It would also make a good study nook for a teenager who wants to escape the rest of the family.” The established gardens have been well looked after and there is a covered area to the side of the garage for ferns and hanging plants. 19 Hermitage St, Eight Mile PlainsDETAILSAuction: March 11, 1.30pmAgent: Zora Liu, LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills, 0421 178 588center_img 19 Hermitage St, Eight Mile PlainsThe kitchen is the hub of the home, sitting between the living room and meals area.The home also has a formal open plan dining and family room.“The brick feature wall that divides the living and family rooms is quite unique as it has a two-way fireplace,” Mrs Feiner said.“So you can sit in one of the rooms and see through the fire to the other.” More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Outside there is an in-ground saltwater pool with a deck and a gazebo with in-line gas barbecue.“The home has a great layout. You can have people in three or four different parts of the house and still be together,” Mrs Feiner said. last_img read more