BRP Companies seeks rezoning for huge Bed-Stuy development

first_img brooklynbrp companiesDevelopmentResidential Real EstateRezonings Tags Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink BRP Companies’ CEOs Geoff Flournoy and Meredith Marshall with an aerial 270 Nostrand Avenue in Bed-Stuy (Photos via BRP; Google Maps)A huge new rental project may be coming to the site of a former Brooklyn nursing home.BRP Companies, one of the city’s biggest affordable housing developers, has filed a rezoning application for 270 Nostrand Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the former site of CABS Nursing Home, Bklyner reported. The facility closed several years ago and was in the process of being demolished as of 2019.BRP is seeking to build a 14-story rental building on the site, which would have 487 apartments, of which 144 would be deemed affordable. The project would also have 11,619 square feet of commercial space, including ground-floor retail and a community facility.But even though the project is at its earliest stages, it’s being met with some resistance: According to the publication, members of Community Board 3’s land use committee have taken issue with the building’s height and the affordability of its affordable units. They’d prefer the building to rise only 10 stories, and the income limits for the affordable units to be lower.Though BRP filed the rezoning application, the site is owned by a subsidiary of the Allure Group, the company at the center of the Rivington House scandal on the Lower East Side. Allure negotiated to have a deed restriction for that nursing home lifted, leading to the sale of the site to to Slate Property Group and several partners.Allure has also faced scrutiny at the Bed-Stuy site. It bought the property from CABS in 2015 for $15.6 million. A year later, the nursing home operator sued Allure, claiming that the landlord misrepresented its plans for the site, and that it forced residents out of the property, leading to the deaths of some of CABS’ residents.Allure was also sued by one of its lenders, Sabr Group, which alleged that the company fell behind on payments on a $20 million loan, and tried to force the lender to buy back the property at a 60 percent markup over a price negotiated as part of the terms of the loan.Previously, Allure had planned to bring a seven-story, 241-unit rental building to the site. The company reportedly plans to eventually transfer ownership of the site to BRP, though a spokesperson for BRP did not provide specifics to the publication.[Bklyner] — Amy Plittlast_img read more

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Genetic structure of Patagonian toothfish populations from otolith DNA

first_imgThe Patagonian toothfish, Dissostichus eleginoides, is a valuable fishery species and has a discontinuous distribution across the Southern Ocean. Identification of the genetic stock structure of toothfish would allow evaluation of the suitability of the spatial scale at which fisheries management operates. Genetic subdivision seems likely given the species distribution. Population genetics studies of this species have been performed; however, they have been limited by sample size, spatial coverage and/or the type of markers investigated. As a potential solution, we developed methods for extracting toothfish DNA from otoliths that are available in large numbers from collections held at several research institutes. Genetic differentiation between the three oceanic sectors was investigated. Four mitochondrial and four nuclear markers with multiple single nucleotide polymorphisms were sequenced by high throughput sequencing for samples from six locations. Genetic differentiation was found between three sectors with nuclear markers. However, only the Pacific sector was differentiated from other sectors with mitochondrial markers. This study demonstrates the usefulness of otolith DNA as a means of increasing sample sizes for population genetics research of fish. Additionally, the combination of nuclear and mitochondrial markers may allow insight into how the observed differences in movements between male and female toothfish impact population structure.last_img read more

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Acquisitions surge: Dexters buys famous London estate agency Roy Brooks

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Acquisitions surge: Dexters buys famous London estate agency Roy Brooks previous nextAgencies & PeopleAcquisitions surge: Dexters buys famous London estate agency Roy BrooksAgency famed for its overly-honest property descriptions during the 1960s has been snapped up for an undisclosed sum.Nigel Lewis2nd March 20210853 Views Dexters has flexed its new financial muscle and bought famous London estate agency Roy Brooks for an undisclosed sum.The acquisition follows Dexters partnerships with City investment fund Oakley Capital, which has co-invested an initial £13 million to spend on expanding its network.Roy Brooks, named after its late founder, has a reputation far larger than its two-branch estate agency network covering South East London.Established during the 1950s, it became infamous for Roy Brooks’ aggressively honest property descriptions.Starry clientsAnd its presence in the more boho areas of the Capital means it has had several celebrity clients including Hardy Amies, Nigel Lawson, Jenny Agutter, Terry Jones and Anthony Gormley.Its branches cover Peckham, East Dulwich, Camberwell, Brockley, Nunhead and Telegraph Hill.Andy Shepherd, CEO of Dexters (main pic), says: “We have long been an admirer of this iconic business and it’s talented staff, who we very much look forward to working with.“We are committed to helping to grow Roy Brooks and have an initial three year plan to work closely in strengthening and expanding the business. We have the resources to free up the local offices so they can focus fully on their clients and their property.”Dexters says it intends to expand further into East and South East London in the coming months both with new branches and acquisitions.Roy Brooks has 10 employees and its most recent accounts show it has £1.9 million cash in the bank. Its main shareholder is 65-year-old James Edmonds (pictured, left), who also owns an estates management company based in Horsham.Read more about the Oakley Capital deal.Dexters acquisition Oakley Capital Andy Shepherd Roy Brooks Dexters March 2, 2021Nigel LewisWhat’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 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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Beth Behrs on The Not-So-Funny Thing at A Funny Thing…

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on June 25, 2016 View Comments 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs is excited to headline off-Broadway’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City (even though it’s a tough title to recite to fans). She appeared on Live! with Kelly on June 2 to discuss the play, which opens on June 7 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Behrs shared a preview performance mishap Broadway diva Patti LuPone would never tolerate. “Someone’s phone went off twice,” she said. That’s not even the worst part! Watch the video below, and definitely catch A Funny Thing Hap—well, you know. Related Showscenter_img A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City Beth Behrslast_img read more

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Seaford Woman Drowned in Canal

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York An 86-year-old Seaford woman drowned when she slipped and fell into the canal behind her home while cleaning her boat.Nassau County police said Loraine Auld was found by her 85-year-old husband wedged between the dock and the bulkhead behind their Peconic Avenue home at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.A neighbor called 911 and police performed CPR upon arrival before taking the victim to St Joseph’s Hospital, where she was pronounced dead two hours later.Police said an autopsy determined that the cause of death was drowning and Seventh Squad detectives found no apparent criminality.The case is the 12th apparent drowning on Long Island this year.last_img read more

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Enhance your reputation with these communication tips

first_imgThanks to the Internet, there is no shortage of articles listing common grammar errors. Ironically, the Internet inadvertently circulates common errors, too. When credible people make common grammatical errors, their followers tend to assume the grammar is correct. The same goes for allegedly reputable news sites. The pace at which news is distributed leaves little time for proper editing, leaving many to assume commonly misused words, punctuation, and syntax are correct.As a result, improper grammar, especially misused punctuation, has been seeping into business and education for years, making whole organizations look bad.Do you remember the tag line for the speech improvement product Verbal Advantage, “People judge you by the words you use”? The harsh reality is that it’s true in speech and even more pronounced in the written word.In order to avoid making common mistakes, you must be able to recognize them and understand why they are incorrect despite their common occurrence. We will examine several. Be warned: once you are aware of these errors, they will likely become pet peeves, getting under your skin like a bad tune gets stuck in your head. It’s the pain that accompanies positive growth, and it is necessary because your reputation is on the line. Below are three of the many common errors that have seeped into everyday conversation, correspondence, and composition. These can easily be corrected, helping you and your organization avoid making a poor impression.I, Me, MyWhen using a personal pronoun in conjunction with another name, it is not always correct to use I. Use the pronoun I when referring to yourself as the subject of the sentence. Use me when referring to yourself as the object of the sentence. Use my to reference a possession, such as my dog. Myself is a reflexive pronoun, which is almost always the object of a sentence and usually used in the same sentence with the word I, such as, I see myself as a mentor.The pronouns I and me are especially misused when compounded. For example, “Bob and I wanted to meet the chef” is a correct sentence. “The chef wanted to meet Bob and I” is incorrect. How can we tell? Take Bob out of the equation. You wouldn’t say “The chef wanted to meet I.” Likewise, it would be incorrect to say “Me and Bob wanted to meet the chef.” To this, many elementary school teachers would sharply quip, “Bob and I,” which is likely the reason so many adults are in the habit of saying “Bob and I” regardless whether the compound noun is the subject or object of the sentence. Remember: I = subject; me = object.QuotationsIn American English, end quotes always go outside periods and commas. It’s an aesthetic thing. The rules are slightly different in British English, which is likely why we see so many inconsistencies online and even in our schools.Here are examples of proper American English:His favorite song is “Yesterday,” by the Beatles.He said, “I like The Beatles.”He said, “My favorite song is ‘Yesterday.’”The rule for using quotation marks within a question is the same for both American and British English. End quotes go outside question marks when the entire question is being quoted but inside the question mark when only the words within the question are being quoted. For example:Do you like the song “Yesterday”?He asked, “Do you like the Beatles?”DashAlthough dashes have become more commonplace, their usage is inconsistent and often unnecessary, overused, or incorrectly used. The dash’s purpose is to make a part of a sentence stand out. Dashes are not hyphens. Named for the length of the typeface n and m, they are two and three times, respectively, the length of hyphens. Here are some dos and don’ts regarding the dash:Do NOT use a dash when a comma will suffice.Do use an em dash to indicate a break in train of thought within a sentence.Do use an em dash when commas or parentheses would not make sense.Do use an en dash to replace “to” when indicating a range, such as “Pages 4–13” or “September 5–8.”Do NOT put spaces on either side of an en or em dash.(Some grammar reference guides disagree with this point. Isn’t the English language wonderful?)The Chicago Manual of Style offers a clear explanation of the proper use of dashes and hyphens.There is no shortage of grammar reference guides online. My favorite is GrammarBook.com. Whether you are a seasoned or novice writer, you will benefit from the refreshers offered through the site’s free weekly newsletter.Writing is a process. Continual edification is part of the process. Like speaking, it is easy to fall into colloquial habits—which is fine in casual communication but awkward in professional settings. Avoid the pitfall and enhance your reputation. 16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lorraine Ranalli Lorraine Ranalli is Chief Storyteller & Communications Director, as well as published author. Her most recent work, Impact: Deliver Effective, Meaningful, and Memorable Presentations, is a pocket book of public … Web: LorraineRanalli.com Detailslast_img read more

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Wells Fargo stops taking applications for Paycheck Protection Program loans

first_imgWells Fargo is bowing out of a new federal program aimed at helping small businesses retain workers and pay bills during the coronavirus pandemic. The bank announced late Sunday that it would no longer accept new loan applications under the government’s Paycheck Protection Program, which launched last week as part of Washington’s $2.2 trillion economic relief package.Wells also said it planned to lend a maximum of $10 billion through the program and that it has already received more than enough applications to reach that threshold. Any requests for loans submitted after April 5 will not be considered, according to the bank.Since the program launched on Friday, most U.S. banks are processing loans only for existing clients. Wells Fargo’s exit could shut out some of its small business customers that have not yet applied for a loan. That’s especially significant because Wells Fargo arranged more small business loans than any other lender in the country last year. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

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Payment platforms should help SMEs go digital: McKinsey

first_imgChaudhuri said some governments, especially those from emerging markets such as Indonesia and Mexico, had supported the move to digitize payment.Indonesian small businesses, which account for more than 60 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) and employ a majority of the labor force, have been hit by the COVID-19 outbreak, as the economy shrank 5.32 percent year-on-year in the second quarter this year.A separate Mandiri Institute study shows that digitalized micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) can help Indonesia significantly reduce the GDP impact of the pandemic.The government aims to have 15 million merchants using the Quick Response Indonesia Standard (QRIS) as a payment option by the end of the year, including SMEs. It also aims to have 10 million small businesses board digital platforms to ensure their survival amid the pandemic. Read also: Govt bootcamp to prep 30 startups to give SMEs a digital leg upBank Indonesia (BI) has recorded around 3.6 million micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) using QRIS as a payment platform, making up 94 percent of merchants that currently use QRIS, it announced on Wednesday.BI is also pushing for digital onboarding for MSMEs by developing the digital ecosystem and developing the financing access through their financial management application for MSMEs called SI-APIK, the central bank statement reads.E-wallet LinkAja CEO Haryati Lawidjaja also said digital payment platforms could offer various services such as marketing and access to funding for SMEs.“Bookkeeping and analytics have also become very crucial for SMEs so they can gather accurate insight to make better decisions for business growth,” she told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.Digital payment service Youtap Indonesia reported that it had seen a five-times increase in users and a 4.5-times increase in transactions from June to September.“The rise in users and transactions is due to the change in the behavior of consumers, who prefer deliveries and cashless payment during the pandemic,” the firm’s CEO Herman Suharto said in a written statement on Oct. 1.The company’s data showed that 57 percent of cashless payments came from street stalls, restaurants and other culinary business followed by warung (small kiosks) at 20 percent, traditional markets at 8 percent and other services such as laundry with 7 percent.The cashless payment trend is likely to continue past the pandemic era, McKinsey notes.“Even when some countries have lifted their lockdown measures, people still use cashless payments,” McKinsey partner Olivier Denecker said during a press briefing on Oct. 2. Topics :center_img Cashless payment platforms can offer additional facilities to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to go digital, amid the rising use of cashless payments during the COVID-19 outbreak, management consulting firm McKinsey has stated.“In helping SMEs to digitalize, payment services can offer value-added services such as loyalty programs, digital marketing and payroll processing,” Reet Chaudhuri, a senior expert at McKinsey said during a press briefing on Oct. 2.A recent McKinsey report titled 2020 McKinsey Global Payments Report, showed that global cash usage had decreased 45 percent in over 10 months, showing an accelerated pace of cashless adoption.last_img read more

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Marc Overmars tips Alexis Sanchez to leave Manchester United and make sensational Arsenal return

first_imgAdvertisement Overmars made a bold claim (Picture: VI Images via Getty Images)But the Ajax director of football believes the door could still be open for him to make a sensational return to north London because Arsenal have failed to replace him.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I have great respect for Alexis, because he did extremely well in Arsenal, I do not know if it was a good decision to leave,’ he told ADN Deportes.‘English football changes you, it turns you around, it took me a step forward. Arsene Wenger arrived a year before me, Dennis Bergkamp made a big impression in England, it was a fantastic time, I think we changed the history of the club a bit.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘This type of players were very important for Arsenal, because that’s where they take you to focus, after Alexis, Arsenal tried to sign another player like that, but he was not given, so he could go back to Arsenal.’Manchester United would no doubt be keen to offload the Chilean – who is their highest earner. Whether Arsenal would be willing to welcome Sanchez back is another question.Should Arsenal re-sign Alexis Sanchez?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Advertisement Comment Sanchez has struggled at United (Picture: Getty Images)Marc Overmars believes the door would be open for Alexis Sanchez to return to Arsenal after a disappointing spell at Manchester United.The Chile international has struggled to produce his best form at Old Trafford since leaving the Emirates more than a year ago and the 30-year-old is set to cut an unhappy spell in Manchester short.Overmars, who won the Premier League and FA Cup during a three-year stay at Highbury under Arsene Wenger, has ‘great respect’ for Sanchez but believes he may have been mistaken to ditch the Gunners in favour of a move to the north of England. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 15 Feb 2019 7:45 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Marc Overmars tips Alexis Sanchez to leave Manchester United and make sensational Arsenal returnlast_img read more

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Interstate family snaps up multimillion-dollar Gold Coast mansion amid ‘unusual’ sales surge

first_imgAn interstate family snapped up the palatial property at 12 Knightsbridge Pde West, Sovereign Islands.A MELBOURNE family will farewell life in the southern capital to lap up a life of luxury in a jaw-dropping waterfront mansion on the Gold Coast.They snapped up the palatial Sovereign Islands home at 12 Knightsbridge Pde West for more than $4 million following an extensive search for a new home on the Coast.Amir Mian Prestige Property Agents principal Amir Mian said the family fell in love with the luxury residence.“It’s just such a beautiful home, they loved it,” he said.“They were looking all around the Gold Coast.”The family splashed more than $4 million on the Sovereign Islands property.It has a seemingly endless list of luxury features.Forget the drive to the cinema – this house has its own.The impressive five-storey house is on a 760sq m block with 23.2m of water frontage.It has five-bedrooms, six bathrooms, a double-sided fish tank, tiered media room, infinity pool and entertainment wing with rooftop area.One of its most impressive features is a temperature controlled wine cellar that can hold 1300 bottles.The house was listed with its neighbouring vacant block.But Mr Mian said the buyers only wanted the house so the 733sq m block with 18.3m of water frontage at no. 14 remained on the market with a $1.65 million price tag.The property was one of many Mr Mian’s agency had sold to interstate buyers in recent months.“There’s a lot of interstate buyers coming here,” he said.“The prices are not stable (in Sydney and Melbourne) and they see more stability in South East Queensland, especially the Gold Coast.”He said an influx of house hunters who had been holding off on buying because of market uncertainty as well as a lack of stock on the market was contributing to a competitive surge in sales.MORE NEWS: Second tower on the riseMORE NEWS: Where first home buyers have the upper handLap up the luxury life in this infinity pool.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoIt has sleek fixtures and fittings throughout.The wine cellar is one of its highlights.“(Buyers) think the worst has come to an end,” he said.Ray White Surfers Paradise Group chief executive Andrew Bell had also noticed a rise in sales in recent weeks.His agency secured more than 20 sales in 48 hours during the last weekend of April.Another 12 properties out of 20 that went to auction at an event on Thursday sold under the hammer. Almost 60 prospective buyers registered to bid at the event.Mr Bell said it was unusual in the weeks leading up to a federal election, which was traditionally a much slower period for the property market.Despite threats to change negative gearing laws and capital gains tax, he said prospective buyers seemed to have “tuned out”.“The disconnect with politics is the most profound that I have seen in my 40 years in real estate,” Mr Bell said.“People are just getting on with their lives.“We have seen more sales and more inspections in the last month than we have ever seen in a pre-election phase and this tells us a lot about the mood of the people.“They are saying, ‘both sides of politics are as bad as each other so let’s get on with it’.”The property was marketed with its neighbouring vacant block.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:[email protected]last_img read more

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