An Arena Grows in Brooklyn
Finally, a reason to go to Yonkers!
And we have entertainer extraordinaire Bruce Ratner to thank for it, too.
Mr. Ratner’s massive, corruption-laced Ridge Hill development will be getting New York state’s first Legoland, according to The Journal.
That is Michael Powell’s assessment of the Brooklyn developer in his column in today’s Times, noting that Mr. Ratner is involved in at least two corruption scandals involving state politicians.
Lease of the Week
Express Cabinet, which produces and distributes kitchen cabinetry, closed its deal to purchase the 3.5-acre property at 630 Central Park Avenue in Yonkers Dec. 15 and will move into the building in early spring.
William Cuddy, Jr., and Budd Wiesenberg, both of CBRE, represented the seller, Stewart EFI, in the transaction.
In an effort to resist the staid tradition of naming businesses after the locality in which they operate, Westchester Medical Group, a physician-run, privately owned medical group in Westchester County, rebranded itself in 2009 as WestMed Medical.
But besides distancing itself from an aging brand name, there was another reason behind the repositioning.
“Everything in the economy is shrinking, so we just shrunk our name,” joked Dr. Simeon Schwartz, the company’s founding president.
A former City Council member in Yonkers and two others were indicted Wednesday on charges of corruption in a case with apparent links to Brooklyn development firm Forest City Ratner. The investigation by the U.S. Attorney’s office centers around Yonkers Councilwoman Sandy Annabi, and two individuals who allegedly helped convince her to sell her votes on Read More
The campaign HQ in Yonkers for Andrea Stewart-Cousins–running for State Senate in the 35th District–is reporting they are on the receiving end of all sorts of polling place wackiness today.
“It’s pretty bad,” said Ted Lazarus, campaign spokesman.
One voter report they got was of a fellow dressed as a state trooper–gun and all–who has Read More
Happy Election Day! This is all the event info we’ve received, so if something’s missing, please email us or throw it in the comments section.
Eliot Spitzer votes at P.S. 6 in Manhattan.
David Paterson votes at P.S. 175 in Manhattan.
Andrew Cuomo votes at the High School for Leadership in Manhattan.
Alan Hevesi Read More
Eliot Spitzer will campaign with Andrea Stewart-Cousins at the Yonkers Metro North train station.
John Edwards discusses U.S.-China relations at the Asia Society.
AARP holds an election issues forum for Hispanic voters at the James Monroe Senior Center in the Bronx.
Christine Quinn and Council Members visit the Hebrew Home at Riverdale.
A Read More
Bill Clinton celebrates his birthday, all weekend long.
On Saturday Hillary Clinton, David Paterson, Nita Lowey and Eliot Engel will join Andrea Stewart-Cousins for a rally at the Yonkers YWCA Auditorium.
John Faso campaigns upstate, making a stop at the 5th Annual Liverpool Village Halloween Festival.
Eric Massa attends a house party. Read More