Staten Island, NY: Casandra Properties is pleased to announce that Robert Nixon, was named to the board of the Building Industry Association of New York City, Inc. BIANYC is the leading advocate for low rise, primarily owner occupied housing and the necessary government services to support it.

Said Mr. Nixon, “I am proud to be a member of an organization which has been the leading advocate for low rise residential home builders in New York City.  It is largely due to the work of BIANYC that young Staten Island families have been able to realize the American dream of owning their own home.  As a member of this esteemed organization it is my goal to match those seeking a home with a house that fits their needs and to advocate to bring government…

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By John Pitera

DNA Info carried a story recently, “Gallery Aiming to Bring Chelsea to Staten Island Opens With First Exhibit” about an arts show opening at the Staten Island Arts Building Corporation Gallery, 73 Wave Street in Stapleton.

The free show that will open on March 26 entitled “Obscured/Omitted” will open on March 26th. It is free and it is the first show at the newly renovated building.

The show is important to anyone who has been living or working on Staten Island’s North Shore because it is the next step towards turning the Bay Street corridor into a full live|work|play neighborhood.

The North Shore of Staten Island has always been renowned for its rich history and its close proximity to the St. George ferry terminal. Those who…

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By Brian McGowan:

If you are looking for New York City’s hot new district, check out Downtown Staten Island which includes the North Shore waterfront. Exciting new projects are springing up all along the Bay Street/Richmond Terrace corridor, attracting investors who recognize the area’s potential.

The New York Wheel, Empire Outlets, Lighthouse Point and URBY are joining The Rail, Downtown Plaza, The View and The Accolades along the corridor. All are served by public transportation and all are just minutes away from the St. George Ferry making the area a desirable place to live for both twenty-somethings and seniors who want restaurants, shops and amenities within walking distance. Read more here.

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The North Shore of Staten Island is certainly experiencing a renaissance thanks to the commitment of private developers and the support from elected officials and the community. While much of the attention is being focused on the big four projects: URBY, Empire Outlets, The New York Wheel and Lighthouse Point, smaller projects are providing people, young and old, with the opportunity to rent apartments within walking distance of these exciting projects. Local developers like George Christo have been quietly investing in the North Shore for years, lovingly turning worn out buildings into chic apartments while preserving their historic character. Their investment into the North Shore is attracting noted restaurateurs who want to have their roots…

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An Op Ed written by: Winston Fisher, Stuart Appelbaum, Carol Conslato, Steve Hindy, Ken Knuckles and Kathryn Wylde that appeared in Crain’s New York Business states that, “Greg David’s column “Why enormous subsidies for a Staten Island mall?” reflects a misunderstanding of how and why public funds were allocated by the state and city to the Empire Outlets project.”

The Op Ed provides insight into why members of the New York City Regional Economic Development Council gave their support to the project in 2013, reminding the reader that in 2013 Staten Island was struggling to recover from the destruction caused by Super Storm Sandy and following the storm, waterfront projects along the coastline which were designed to provide economic development…

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