10 biggest new project filings in NYC

first_img Full Name* Bolivar Development’s Peter Fine and 401 West 218 Street. (Google Maps)Multifamily developments made up the bulk of the largest new building filings last month, although the biggest application submitted to the Department of Buildings was for an educational facility in Inwood.The 10 largest new building filings included three projects each in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx, and just one in Brooklyn. Five of those new projects are multifamily developments, and there’s one hotel application that also includes 25 residential units. Three of the projects are educational facilities.Here’s the full list:1. 401 West 218 Street, ManhattanPeter Fine’s Bolivar Development filed an application to build an eight-story school building on a half-acre lot in Inwood. The proposed 118,000 square-foot building includes classrooms, offices, a gymnasium, and a kitchen and dining area. The property currently houses an auto repair shop. GF55 Architects is listed as the architect of record.2. 25-10 42nd Road, QueensJudy Chang’s Royal Real Estate wants to build an 11-story mixed-use building on a lot in Long Island City, also known by 42-39 Crescent Street. The proposed 83,000-square-foot building would include 96 transient hotel rooms and 25 residential units, along with retail stores. Chang’s firm is also building a nine-story hotel nearby at 42-59 Crescent Street. S&S Architectural Design is listed as the architect of record.3. 12 East 37th Street, ManhattanYusuf Bildirici’s B&F Management wants to build a 33-story, 121-unit residential tower in Murray Hill. About half of the units would be studio apartments, and the rest would be one-bedroom apartments. The 80,250-square-foot building would stand 324 feet tall. Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects is listed as the architect of record.Read moreSam Chang sells hotel in Chelsea for $147MGramercy Park dev site leads New York’s mid-market investment salesThe 10 biggest new project filings in NYC Tags Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address* 4. 6312 13th Avenue, BrooklynThe New York City School Construction Authority plans to build a five-story educational facility on a half-acre vacant lot just outside of the southern border of Borough Park. The 76,900-square-foot property would include classrooms, offices, and a cafeteria, gymnasium and auditorium.5. 638 East 169th Street, BronxPeter Bourbeau’s Sycamore Birch Management plans to construct a seven-story, 76,000-square-foot mixed-use building — including 60 residential units, 16,000 square feet of commercial space and 7,100 square feet of community facilities and parking for 48 cars — in Morrisania.6. 1477 Macombs Road, BronxBolivar Development is also behind this application for an eight-story educational facility in Mount Eden. The proposed 63,000-square-foot building includes classrooms, offices, multipurpose room, a music room, and an orchestra room. GF55 Architects is also listed as the architect of record.7. 305 First Avenue, ManhattanYehuda Mor’s Minrav Development plans to construct a 10-story mixed-use building in Gramercy. The proposed 55,300-square-foot building includes 50 residential units and 5,500 square feet of commercial space. SLCE Architects is listed as the architect of record.8. 189 East 205 Street, BronxRichard Hertz filed an application to construct an eight-story apartment building in Bedford Park. The proposed 48,700-square-foot building includes 88 residential units. Max Disla Architect is the architect of record.9. 131-28 40th Road, QueensSam Chang’s McSam Hotel Group plans to construct a 12-story hotel in Flushing. The proposed 46,000-square-foot building includes 154 rooms. Chang purchased the eight-parcel site, totaling 9,600 square feet, in February for $9 million, according to property records. Gene Kaufman Architect is listed as the architect of record.10. 28-08 38th Avenue, QueensLily Guo’s iCross Group plans to construct a seven-story mixed-use building in the Dutch Kill’s section of Long Island City. The proposed 42,900-square-foot project includes 50 residential units and about 8,000 square feet of commercial space. Angelo Ng & Anthony Ng Architects Studio is listed as the architect of record.Contact Akiko Matsuda Share via Shortlink Message* Commercial Real EstateConstructionDevelopmentHotel MarketMultifamily MarketSam Changlast_img read more

Seasonal variation in the correlation of airglow temperature and emission rate

first_imgThe hydroxyl (OH) rotational temperature and band emission rate have been derived using year-round, ground-based measurements of the infrared OH nightglow from Sweden from 1991 to 2002. Recent work has suggested that, during the winter, all scales of dynamical variations of radiance and temperature arise from vertical motions, implying that the effective source concentrations of atomic oxygen are constant. The present data show correlations between temperature and radiance both during winter and summer that are consistent with those observed in that previous work. However, during the transition to summer there is a rapid decrease in the temperature and its variation that is not reflected in the band radiance, suggesting that only the shorter-scale variations are accompanied by significant vertical motion. This indicates that the shorter-scale dynamical variations occur against an independent, seasonally changing background temperature profile in a way that is consistent with that predicted by gravity-wave models.last_img read more

Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric Spurs

first_img SIGN UP Horse Sport Enews We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Email* The FEI Tribunal says that evidence provided “throughout” the proceedings against US jumper Andy Kocher demonstrated to its “comfortable satisfaction” that he had used electric spurs over a prolonged period, and that their use “was deliberate, methodical, repetitive and on numerous horses” both in competition and training.Last week the FEI announced Kocher had been suspended for 10 years in a brief press statement about the operative part of the award. The full written reasoning for the Tribunal decision has yet to be published, but today (April 28th) it released the text of the operative award, giving a little more information.The Tribunal was also satisfied Kocher breached numerous FEI general regulations – Article 142, abuse of horses; 164.12(a), incorrect behaviour; 164.12(b), abuse of horses; 164.12(c), acts defined as criminal by the national law and/or Swiss law ; 164.12(g), conduct that brings the FEI and/or equestrian sport into disrepute; 164.12(i) breach of the FEI Code of Conduct on the Welfare of the Horse; and 164.12 (j), breach of the FEI Code on the Manipulation of Competitions.Cesar Torrente, who chaired the three-member Tribunal panel, emphasized this was a unanimous decision.Kocher has already announced his intention to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The time to Appeal does not begin to run until receipt of the written, reasoned Decision. Tags: FEI Tribunal, horse abuse, Andrew Kocher, electric spurs, suspension, More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.Chris von Martels and Eclips Win FEI Grand Prix FreestyleThe CDI 4* class saw Lindsay Kellock and Sebastien a close 2nd, Jill Irving/Arthur 4th and Evi Strasser/Déjà Vu Tyme 6th. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition!last_img read more

Open letter criticises Oxford’s harassment policy

first_imgRegarding the allegations against Dr Ketland, the University said it does not comment on individual members of staff.Sarah Pine, OUSU VP Women, told Cherwell, “I decided to sign the letter because I share in the concern and dismay directed towards the information denied towards students at Oxford, as well as the decision to keep Ketland in contact with students while an investigation was ongoing. “Women, even Oxford women, experience harassment and relationship abuse so frequently, it is saddening that they cannot be sure that others will respond in the ways that will best support them.”Elena Cagnoli, Graduate Students Women Representative, explained her reasoning for signing the letter. “I signed the letter to urge the university to handle cases of alleged harassment more openly and carefully. The University’s duty of care towards its members, I think, demands such openness and attention toward the students’ welfare. The lack of information communicated to present and incoming students and the decision to keep the alleged harasser in institutionally mediated contact with students after the review began created a bad atmosphere amongst the student community.“In order prevent this from happening again, the University could and should, I think, adopt a non-prejudicial suspension policy during reviews of harassment allegations. Such a policy would be in line with its own statute and with its duty of care. I think that the faculty of philosophy has been supportive of the students’ concerns, as well as respectful of the need of privacy and due process. I am grateful to the faculty for its support, and I hope the University will join students and faculty in their efforts to make Oxford a better place for women philosophers.”The letter was first published on the blog Feminist Philosophers here and can be read in full here.Read Cherwell’s initial coverage of the inquest here. 135 students, OUSU sabbatical officers and alumni have sent an open letter to the Vice-Chancellor, expressing “concern and dismay” at the University’s handling of a student’s death.An inquest into the death of Charlotte Coursier heard that she had been harassed by Pembroke Philosophy tutor Dr Jeffrey Ketland. The inquest heard evidence that Coursier had recieved ‘crazy and rambling emails’ from Ketland before she took her own life. Dr Ketland remained an employee of the university while an internal review was conducted, and he continues to be employed at Pembroke.The open letter states, “We worry about the lack of information communicated to students. We further worry about the decision to keep Dr Ketland in institutionally mediated contact with students after the review began.”The 135 signatories includes 39 of Coursier’s fellow Philosophy BPhil students, and 24 Philosophy DPhil students. Sarah Pine, OUSU VP Women, Lucy Delaney, OUSU Women’s Campaign Officer, Rebekka Hammelsbeck, former OUSU Women’s Campaign Officer, and several organisers of the It Happens Here campaign also signed the letter.The letter criticises the university for failing to keep students informed about the review. It says, “The lack of comment has created a difficult atmosphere in the Philosophy Faculty. Some students now fear that harassment charges are not taken seriously. Others were upset to only learn of the situation in the national press.”Secondly, the letter suggests the university should have limited student contact with Ketland after the police issued a warning under the Harassment Act. It reads, “It is strongly in the interests of students not to be placed at undue risk of harassment. It seems to us that when harassment allegations are made against a member of staff, the University should limit their institutionally mediated contact with students whilst a review occurs.”As the letter notes, Ketland continued to have contact with students as the university conducted its review, urging “the swift adoption of such a suspension policy.” “A University review concluded in October. Its purpose was to inform senior members of the University of the circumstances of Charlotte’s death and to advise on any future steps. The findings of the review remain confidential but University is continuing to consider the most appropriate action as a consequence.”center_img A university spokesperson said, “The University can confirm it has received the open letter and has noted its contents. All University policies are kept actively under review.”On the question of communication with students, a spokesperson told Cherwell, “The Department of Philosophy has held a meeting with graduate students to inform of the outcome of the inquest into Charlotte’s death and to discuss any questions arising.”last_img read more


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Finally Congress is taking action against sexual harassment

first_imgAs I continue to hear accounts of the victims of various powerful men, I am shocked and horrified, but no, I am not surprised. For too long society has allowed our most powerful industries to hinder the ability of victims to come forward and take action against abusers. Finally, Congress is taking some action. New legislation was recently introduced focusing on “the system for filing and settling harassment claims from congressional employees,” on Capitol Hill, appropriately titled the “Me Too” Act.The process that stands now is a systematic approach to suppressing the rights of victims, yet another example of an institutional practice meant to protect abuses of power. Currently, staffers who wish to report sexual assault must go through a harrowing 90-day counseling and mediation process before they are able to file a federal complaint; during which, the staffer is required to work with their assaulter, not tells anyone, and self-pay for legal proceedings. In comparison, the legislator gets house counsel, paid for by the American taxpayer. If at any point in the process a settlement is reached – the settlement is paid for by the US Treasury Department, which since 1997 settlements has totaled $15 million. Meaning, we the American taxpayer have paid the bill. (Imagine if that money was spent on legislation protecting athletes, or earmarked towards ending sexual assault on campus, or funded sex-ed programs.)I am hopeful that change is imminent – Senate has already passed The Me Too Act and the House hopefully will soon. This Act would require sexual harassment awareness training and reform the process for staffers to file complaints.Government is supposed to protect American citizens, keep us safe, and help us when wrongs have been done. For decades, our government has not just failed sexual assault victims, but failed us all in its inability to be a model. I am inspired to see change and saddened that it took so long. Various new administrations are about to take power in governments across the US. I implore upon them to do the same analysis as Congress and for us all to: * Review our workplace policies to ensure they are comprehensive, supportive, and feasible. If they aren’t, revise them, with a plurality of voices in the room. *Call your representatives to voice your support for the Me Too Act.Finally, thank you to the Members of Congress forcing action; the 1,500 former staffers demanding change; and the brave victims who have come forward in hopes of creating change for us all. Sincerely,Rachel HodesHoboken Democratic CommitteeWard 6, District 6 Dear Editor,Recently, when asked if I was surprised at the amount of men being accused of sexual assault, I quickly answered, “not even a little.” I recalled the moment where I had to tell my boss that a donor of our organization was sending me sexually laced text messages at 4 am during a multi-day conference and remember being worried that I might lose our organization money.last_img read more

State Appoints New Deputy Commissioner of Securities

first_imgState Appoints New Deputy Commissioner of SecuritiesMontpelier, VT — Commissioner John P. Crowley of the Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities & Health Care Administration (BISHCA) has appointed Tanya A. Durkee to the post of Deputy Commissioner of the Securities Division. Former Deputy Phillips Keller, III, accepted a new position with the Department.The Deputy Commissioner of Securities serves as the functional head of the division responsible for regulation and consumer protection activities at the state level in the securities marketplace. Ms. Durkee, an attorney, has critical experience in complex disputes in commercial litigation, including securities cases. She most recently worked as a commercial litigation associate, and then partner, for a firm in Portland, Oregon. She has a J.D. from Northwestern School of Law, Portland, OR, and was co-founder of the Northwestern School of Law Business Society. She also graduated Cum Laude from the Clark Honors College of the University of Oregon. She is co-author of a number of legal publications and papers in her field.Ms. Durkee recently moved to Vermont to join her fiancé, who began residency training at the Fletcher Allen/UVM College of Medicine. Ms. Durkee has also competed as a professional triathlete. She assumes her new post.last_img read more

More Coal Plant Retirements on the Horizon?

first_imgMore Coal Plant Retirements on the Horizon? FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Mark Watson for Platts Megawatt Daily:Even in places with abundant supply and demand, natural gas generation is trading hands at values well below the cost of a new build, attendees of the Gulf Coast Power Association’s Spring Conference in Houston learned Tuesday.In a session about oil and gas market fundamentals, Neel Mitra, Tudor Pickering Holt director for power and utilities, said his organization estimates the cost of building new natural gas combined-cycle generation at about $1,000/kW.The Ironwood combined-cycle gas turbine generator in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, sold recently for about $900/kW, Mitra said, but “that’s a very high marketer for combined-cycle gas generation,” reflecting the fact that it has ready access to fuel from the Marcellus Shale and can feed into a robust transmission system in the PJM Interconnection.In other markets, such assets sell in the range of $400 to $500/kW, he said, and in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the values range from $300 to $350/kW, he said.The reason is that in most merchant markets, natural gas-fired generation is the marginal type of generation and gas prices have been quite low, he said.“If there’s going to be incremental gas capacity added, it’s going to be in the regulated regions,” Mitra said.The nation’s coal-fired generation fleet has decreased by about 50 GW over the past few years because of low-cost gas generation and increased environmental regulation, but that fleet may shrink by another 10 GW in 2016-2017, “mostly in the state of Pennsylvania,” Mitra said.“There have been a lot of new combined-cycle plants built on top of the Marcellus, and those coal plants can’t compete with $1/MMBtu gas, with the regional basis,” he said.For the next few years, Mitra said he expects natural gas prices at the Henry Hub to range from about $2/MMBtu to about $3.25/MMBtu.“We believe $2 is where you start to see switching,” Mitra said.At current gas prices, Mitra said his organization thinks only one Texas coal-fired plant is covering its fixed costs.Some Texas-based coal fired generation has benefited by declining rail freight costs from the range of $25-$30/mt to about $15-$20/mt, he said.Full article: Natural gas generation bringing below-cost values: analyst $last_img read more

An Anticompetitive Trade Case

first_imgAn Anticompetitive Trade Case FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享The Daily Signal (Heritage Foundation):An expansive trade case has simmered on the back burner since April 2017 and is now finally on its way to President Donald Trump’s desk for a decision by Jan. 26.The case involves two failing manufacturing companies—Suniva and SolarWorld—which have petitioned the government for globally applicable tariffs on inexpensive imports of solar cells and panels.Organzations across the political spectrum, including the Solar Energy Industries Association, have made the case for why the requested tariffs would be harmful for the solar industry writ large.Americans need an alternative to the mainstream media. But this can’t be done alone. Find out Here are a few reasons why rejecting the request for sweeping tariffs would be consistent with Trump’s campaign trail ideals and policy vision for energy dominance. Innovation.There is almost no better way to fossilize an industry than by guaranteeing prices and knocking out the competitors of a select few companies. The only innovation that this spurs is creative ways to lobby the government for new ways to interfere in energy markets.Government intervention akin to what Suniva and SolarWorld have requested distorts the incentives that drive companies to find new technological solutions, reduce costs, adapt to changing markets, and develop successful business models.”Such intervention would also punish competitive American solar companies in order to keep two failing ones afloat. Refusing new tariffs on solar imports allows the best parts of the solar industry to rise to the top. Competitiveness.Trump should protect competition, not specific competitors. The solar industry in America can provide customers the best, most affordable service to Americans when it is able to access components from the most competitive companies around the globe.The proposed tariffs block this access. In essence, they are a massive regulatory subsidy for Suniva and SolarWorld—at the expense of the rest of the solar industry.Rather than let the market reward successful companies and technologies, tilting the playing field only breeds competition for more government intervention. Healthy job market.Suniva and SolarWorld argue that global tariffs are essential to their survival and will create thousands of jobs. Using the force of government to eliminate a company’s competitors will almost certainly preserve those company jobs.But Trump needs to take a wider view of solar energy jobs. George Hershman, president of Swinerton Renewable Energy, a utility and commercial solar company, noted in a December press conference that in addition to the people he employs directly, Swinerton “purchased over $88 million in steel racking.”“One of our largest suppliers is Steel of West Virginia, located in Huntington, West Virginia, as well as Panelclaw, located in North Andover, Massachusetts. We spent $71 million on electrical equipment, like transformers made by Virginia Transformer of Roanoke, Virginia, and Construction Innovations in Sacramento, California.”There will be negative implications for the rest of the industry and the indirect jobs it creates if the administration bends over backward to shore up two failing companies. The federal government shouldn’t be the arbiter of whose job is more valuable.More: 3 Reasons Trump Should Pull the Plug on Solar Tariffslast_img read more

Sandy Art Contest to Honor Storm Survivors

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Scraps of the destroyed Long Beach boardwalk will become art work.Eight hundred pounds of Long Beach boardwalk ruble is being re-purposed as artwork to commemorate the community spirit that prevailed after Superstorm Sandy destroyed the famed seaside tourist attraction.Nassau County officials invited local artists to join a privately funded contest with cash prizes up to $10,000 for the winner and judges deciding which work best captures the theme in six months—timed to coincide with the first anniversary of the historic storm.“Every crisis, every storm and every natural disaster provides all of us with the ability to call upon our inner strength to begin the job of recovery,” Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano said during a news conference Thursday at his Mineola office.Second place wins $5,000, third place takes home $2,500 and honorable mentions will get $1,000 each. The prizes are funded by Lawrence Kadish, a Republican national committeeman from Old Westbury, and his wife, Susan, an artist.The competition is open to Nassau residents of all ages. The deadline for submitted art work is Sept. 1 and the winners will be chosen on Oct. 29. All accepted submissions will be displayed at the Office of Emergency Management for approximately six months.For more information on rules and submission forums visit the county’s website www.nassaucounty.gov or call 516-571-6000.last_img read more